Learning to lead from the Heart

Learning to lead from the Heart

Denecia A. Jones Speaker, Work-Life Balance Coach & Business Strategist works with individuals and companies to create more inner peace, success, and happiness from the inside out

Wow, I remember when I was a kid, my life was so carefree. Things were simple and easy. I had nothing to care for, I mean not as much as I do now. Most people I talk to feel the same way too.

Just like childhood passed by and then the teenage years hit my life with all of lovely teenage acne. In a blink of my eyes, I became an adult. Every stage of life was full of experiences. Some good and bad, there were ups and downs, but life has always been good to me by teaching me the things that I needed to move forward. Now that I am in my 40s… Time flies when you’re having fun.

Do you want to know the most important thing what I have learned in my life? How to lead others through the heart?
I coach many people every day and I see the childlike beauty in them as they are doing their best to figure out the mysteries of their life. In this article, I will share with you how to lead with your heart.

It might sound very unusual and some of you might even have some questions. Probably most of you are marveling, why is leading from the heart important? Throughout history, the most influential leaders in the world like, Lincoln, John F. Kennedy (JFL), Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr and Ronald Regan’s best speeches and were when they gave attention to the cries of the people and spoke to them in a way that allowed them to feel heard and guided to what they needed to do next. And this way, they achieved some great milestones in their lives. Let us take a moment to review some quotes by these well-known leaders:

JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,”

Ronald Regan “Each Generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation so You will have opportunities beyond anything, we’re even known.”

The outcome is that when you learn to be understanding towards others and listen to them that is when you can respond through your heart. Well, in case if you wondering how to lead from the heart? You need not worry, here are some tips for you:

Firstly, learn how to be empathic and compassionate.

Secondly, be honest with your mistake. I mean it’s ok if you’re not perfect with a topic or a skill but knowing that is the first step to growing in that area or hiring someone who is as a way for you to concentrate on getting your goal accomplished, right!

Thirdly, evaluate where you are and who you are. If you can be truthful with yourself and know where you stand as a person, your values, your boundaries, your dreams are the best gift that you can give to yourself and to others who respect and see you as a leader.

Lastly, you have to be intelligent, I mean emotionally intelligent. The secret element to this recipe is unconditional affection for yourself and for others especially when you are mad at something. Being in a touch of your emotions to a point where you can acknowledge the good, bad, and ugly emotions to yourself is what great leaders like you do.

Remember, by perceiving yourself to these new ideas and learning new skills, along with practicing patience and persistence, you will undergo improved outcomes in leading yourself and others. With that said it’s a wrap for this video. Make sure to hit the bell icon, like, share, and subscribe.

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