Start with the power of purpose! What’s the perspective that’s needed to achieve success in business today? First, we find that great leaders have a vision that’s bigger than themselves. Secondly, they have the unique ability to be both humble and direct. They both encourage and empower those around them, while speaking truth and confronting reality as they see it. This allows leaders to confront the brutal facts of today, yet keep an unwavering hope in the future (taken from Jim Collins’ book: Good to Great).
A leader who lives out the right perspective brings inspiration, energy, collaboration and focus to those around them. Level Five Leaders (a term coined by author John Maxwell) bring about a greater good than the individual members could ever do on their own. They lead with humble confidence as well as courageous action. This is the perspective that’s needed to go after greatness in business today.