Leadership Is Dangerous

Leadership_is_dangerouseMy good friend Joseph Lalonde released his free eBook a couple of weeks ago, LEADERSHIP IS DANGEROUS: Four Traps That a Leader Should Avoid.

Sometimes we become leaders by accident. It leaves us wondering what leadership means for us. To be honest, it can mean many different things. Leadership means:

You have followers: There are people who are watching what you do. They’re waiting for your next move so they can follow in your steps. You may not always see who your followers are but they’re out there [TweetMe]. They can be friends, family members, or complete strangers. Be on the lookout for who’s following after you.

Being a leader means you have responsibility: Did you ever read Spiderman growing up? Before Peter Parker’s uncle Ben dies, he says something to Peter. He uttered the words “With great power comes great responsibility.” [TweetMe] How does this relate to you? You’ve been given the power to lead others. You have influence over your followers. This gives you power. With this power comes great responsibility. Be sure to lead with this thought in mind.

Your choices no longer affect just you: That’s right. Your choices now affect others. Your followers may feel the repercussions of the choices you make [TweetMe]. The bad choices you make will reverberate through your organization. If you’re married, you know this. Every choice you make affects your spouse and children. No choice is separate from your leadership of the family.

Now you know what being a leader means. You’re attracting followers. You’re given great power but also have great responsibility. And your choices now affect more than yourself.

The choices you make affect everyone you touch and everything you do. There will be times when you believe no one is watching you. That’s a lie. Once you become a leader, someone will be watching you.

All you have to do is watch the news and you’ll see how our leaders are watched. Your steps will be scrutinized. Your decisions will be questioned. And eyes will be watching you.

This is why you, as a leader, need to be vigilant. Get a free copy of Joseph’s eBook here.

Certified Professional Coach, Communication Specialist & Author

I help motivated but overwhelmed individuals and organizations regain their purpose to lead so they can focus on what matters most to build a transformational legacy.

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  • Someone usually is always watching. Great reminder that our steps and actions are seen by others, even if we’re not aware of it. The question is, does knowing that someone is watching change what you do or how you act? It may be the case that it does; but, it also may not change your actions. Good reminder Kimunya!

    • Kimunya Mugo

      Very right Joy. Thanks for your comment and more so to Joseph Lalonde for graciously sharing his free e-book with us.

  • LaRae Quy

    I always find your posts so uplifting and full of wisdom. Keep up the good work!

    • Kimunya Mugo

      Thanks LaRae, glad to be of service.

  • Kimunya, I love the reminder that someone is always watching. I know I do a lot of watching and in spite of that I am always amazed when I discover someone who has been silently watching me. Good reasons to be accountable and encouraged!

    • Kimunya Mugo

      Always stay on your toes Chery. Thanks for your comment…

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