We often think of leadership skills as the domain of CEOs, managers, inspirational speakers, or other high-powered roles. In reality, though, leadership skills can improve the ways that ALL of us get through our lives every day — even the mundane parts.
Like those high-power leaders, everyday leaders share key attributes:
they have a passion
they turn their passion into a personal mission, and
they succeed in inspiring others to share in their mission.
We’ll dive into what it takes to develop these everyday leadership skills — and how to do it. Being a successful leader in the everyday details of life does more than just keep you organized; it gives you purpose and allows you to be of service to others, so that they too may be inspired to lead.
Turning your passion into a mission
Any passion you have, be it serious or a little bit silly, can be turned into a personal mission. Are you passionate about yoga? Foreign films? Interior design? Saving the rainforest? No matter your passion, you can identify ways to pursue this passion that transform it from a casual interest into an action-oriented mission. Pursuing this mission will allow you to demonstrate leadership that will enhance both your own life and the lives of others.
Once you identify the passion you want to make your personal mission, find opportunities to become involved and engaged with this mission alongside like-minded people. For every passion, there is a club, team, association, a local group, online community, blog, or some other meeting place, dedicated to pursuing that passion. If there isn’t one, it’s your turn to step up to create it.
Inspiring others to share in your mission
Everyday leaders inspire others with both humility and boldness. Humility allows an everyday leader to approach their passion and mission — even passions they have dedicated to their lives to — with the intention of making life better for everyone (and not showing off how much they know). Humble leaders value others’ voices and perspectives and can learn from others in order to pursue their mission.
At the same time, effective everyday leaders know how to speak up. Just as they have listened to others’ perspectives that differ from theirs, they know when to contribute a bold new insight or idea that the group may learn and grow from. Their intention is not to dominate the conversation, but to enrich it in a way that helps the group more effectively pursue their passion and their mission.
As a Cheetah Learning student, you learn how to combine project management skills with effective everyday leadership actions so that you can achieve your goals at least 5 times faster, while also bringing out the best of others. You quickly master the required skills using our personality-based accelerated learning curriculum, where you complete 60 hours of engaging activities using our proven, self-paced online learning system. Check out www.cheetahleadership.com to learn more.