In this episode, we talk about leadership. We share some insights on the different quotes on leadership, the various books on leadership, the difference between a boss and a leader, what we have learned about leadership over the last year, and the bad boss stories. We also speak about what has been going on with us, the biggest focus as a leader in 2022 and, the best way to establish yourself as a leader within your organization without stepping on your manager’s toes. Tune in to learn more on leadership and other exciting topics!
[00:36] What has been going on with us
[07:01] Quotes on leadership
[09:26] Books on leadership
[12:55] The difference between a boss and a leader
[19:25] What we have learned about leadership over the last year
[27:09] Bad boss stories
[36:20] The biggest focus as a leader going on in 2022
[39:18] The only fans inquiry
- “People may forget what you said or what you did but never forget the way you made them feel.” By Adrian Gostick.
- “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough ahead to motivate them.” By John Maxwell.
- “A lot of people see leadership as a position rather than a responsibility.”
- “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.”
- “For a business to be successful, there is supposed to be a leader and a boss.”
- “A boss is an authority. A leader is an influence.”
“People may forget what you said or what you deed but never forget the way you made them feel.” By Adrian Gostick.
Leadership is a quality that every individual and organization must have if they want to achieve their aspirations. A leader is an individual who has many followers. He is a motivator and inspires others to work towards attaining target objectives and goals. As a leader, you have a sympathetic, understanding, and accepting attitude. You can delegate and inspire, motivate, teach and mentor. You appreciate the talents and skills of others and possess many of these yourself. Your knowledge of human nature enables you to anticipate reactions, balance interests, and achieve the desired goal.
To lead, you must first follow. The best way to be a leader is to learn to be a great teammate. If you are looking for tips on how to build a strong relationship with your teammates or how to prove that you can be depended on during tough times, this episode is for you.
Quotes on leadership
Quotes on leadership are a great way to inspire your team or remind everyone how an effective leader should act. In this episode, we talk about the quote from Adrian Gostick “People may forget what you said or what you did but never forget the way you made them feel.” This quote explains that leaders should create a conducive working environment for juniors. A lot of people see leadership as a position rather than a responsibility.
We also discuss the quote from John Maxwell “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough ahead to motivate them.” This quote relates mostly to smaller businesses. Leaders need to create a bond with their workers in order to increase productivity.
Books on leadership
Leadership books are designed to help you lead your organization to achieve its goals. While reading a leadership book may sound like an easy thing to do, it is something that should not be done lightly. This type of book is designed to delve into the nature of yourself as a leader and how you can improve on certain qualities of good leadership, such as charisma and vision.
We discuss Extreme Ownership, a book written by Jocko Willick. It tells real-life stories on leadership. We also discuss the episode on strengthening a struggling team in the Craig Groeshel Podcast, talking a lot about the hard conversations you need to have with your team as you are trying to grow an organization. As a leader, you are there to help them be better at the business and help create wealth.
The difference between a boss and a leader
“ For a business to be successful, there is supposed to be a leader and a boss.”
They are a lot of misconceptions about the difference between leaders and bosses. For example, a boss is someone who gives you work to do, while a leader gives you clear direction and purpose. Sometimes this direction might include hard work, but that is what gives meaning to your mission and vision. While a boss has the aura of being in charge, a leader takes responsibility for their group and its outcomes.
A leader is someone who cares about other people’s success, while a boss cares only about the paychecks they collect. However, for any business to be successful, both must be present.