Insiders Secrets to Great Leadership

There’s a major shift or change, taking place in the world and it’s no longer “business as usual.” In the ever-changing business landscape, transformational leaders have become the way-showers.  Transformational leaders operate from a win/win mindset focused on contribution versus a competitive mindset focused on survival.

What I discovered, while interviewing six heart-based leaders for the Insiders Secrets to Great Leadership series is – all six transformational leaders identified must have leadership skills for the 21st century.

The Common Threads are . . .

  1. Great leadership is built on common trust – which is built by trusting oneself, others and honoring commitments.
  2. Honest and open communication is key.  It creates heartfelt connections and ultimately motivates people to respond to leaders positively.
  3. Strong leaders are open to new possibilities.  They’re out of the box thinkers, willing to be creative with others and step into new paradigms.
  4. Leaders have a huge potential to influence others, both positively and negatively. They must understand and assume this responsibility and develop emotional intelligence.
  5. Today’s leaders must be aware or conscious of their own values and passions before they can expect to lead others.  They must become a leader in their own life first – be able to follow their personal vision.
  6. If you expect to become a successful leader in business, assume leadership opportunities outside business to hone your skills.
  7. Staying light, happy, fun-loving, and humorous are important in helping leaders stay grounded, stay in the present moment, and connect with their co-workers.  Humor in a situation is a validation that people are on the same wavelength – they’re at ease with each other.
  8. Leadership is a creative process, not a destination.
  9. Leaders must find their own heart and voice to create their personal leadership style.
  10. Everyone has an intuitive, creative talent — and leaders of today, need to learn how to unleash that capacity to feel, trust, and listen as well as think. When leaders operate in the present (being centered, grounded, in the zone) with emotional intelligence, this leads to more collaboration versus marching to a pyramid organizational structure.

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MaryAnn D’Ambrosio’s passion is to work with individuals and groups who are ready to “leap” and experience a more vibrant on-purpose life.  MaryAnn teaches corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals how to access the language of creation by tuning into inner wisdom and lining up the energy to create their heart’s desire.  If you’ve been merely surviving instead of thriving be sure to pick-up your F*R*E*E Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit at: