The essence of leadership according to Colin Powell is trust. You need to create the conditions of trust so that your team will keep following you. And great leaders use trust to take organisations past the level that the science of management would have us believe is possible. This clip also contains a great definition to know whether you are a good leader, and advice on what to do when you are tired, hungry, cold or scared in your leadership.
Do you know the essence of leadership?
On this website you can watch free clips of outstanding leaders explaining some of the secrets of their success. Scroll through the videos to learn from a wealth of the greatest leaders in business, politics, sports, exploration, the arts, the military and the church.
Then to transform your leadership we’ve created a series of courses based on insights from the wisest and most successful who have gone before us. For each lesson you’ll receive a story from a famous leader, a principle based on their conduct, and a challenge to apply it to your own life. You’ll then receive email reminders of the actions you’ve committed to. And you can revisit the lessons and your responses any time through visiting the profile dashboard on your account.
Greatest Leaders is ideal is for experienced leaders who want weekly reminders of good practices from the best of those who have gone before us, and for new leaders who want to grow in the core leadership skills of strategic planning, effective communication, building teams and coaching others.
Greatest Leaders content is curated by Mark Williamson. You can follow him @markonerock.