So much in leadership comes down to ‘how you build‘?
It is popular to say how many people you employee, how many businesses you’ve started, or how much revenue you made.
It can easily become a proud badge of honor because mainstream business culture is obsessed with numbers.
The higher your numbers, the higher you can climb on the success ladder…right?
As a lifelong serial entrepreneur, I’ve had the great joy in starting many different for profit and nonprofit organizations over the last 20 years. During this time, I discovered that success shouldn’t be based on numbers, rather faithfully serving the few within your sphere of influence.
As a result of developing strong personal relationships, devoted professional followers are made. This ‘slow is fast’ way of building may not reap fruit in the short term but in the long run there will an abundance of fruit!
Imagine what would happen if we learned how to channel the energy (time, resources, focus, etc) of uneccesary meetings and programmatic events into true life on life mentorship?
Let’s get practical…
Have an honest conversation with yourself. Are you living more outside in or inside out as a leader? If we are completely honest, the first has a ‘build it and they’ll come’ mentality and the latter is learning to be present with and building up others.
If you want to learn more about serving the one, check out my recent podcast interview on Business Done Differently Podcast here.