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The Secrets To Becoming A True Leader

teacher avatar Sherique Dill, Personal Growth and Development Trainer

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Lessons in This Class

20 Lessons (2h 38m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Who are Leaders?

    • 3. Leadership is a Privilege

    • 4. Vision

    • 5. Beliefs

    • 6. Compassion

    • 7. Making Good Judgement

    • 8. Humility and Passion

    • 9. Self Discipline

    • 10. Self Discipline 2

    • 11. Having Character Part 1

    • 12. Character 2

    • 13. Loyalty and Commitment

    • 14. Leading by example

    • 15. Positive Influence and Inspiration

    • 16. Making Sacrifices

    • 17. Good Communication Pt.1

    • 18. Good Communication Skills Pt.2

    • 19. Solving Problems

    • 20. Solving Problems Pt.2

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About This Class

95% of leaders who attempt to lead their team are unsuccessful. And it’s not their fault!

The vast majority of leaders who try to set goals and achieve them simply aren’t going to. Many have been placed in leadership positions but miserably fail, they can’t get their team to accomplish the team’s vision, be productive or efficient.

It’s not because they aren’t intelligent, lack vision, or terrible leaders. The problem is that they don’t have the skills needed to effectively lead their team. They don’t know what they’re doing. To make matters worse, they even try to wing it or learn on their own. When a leader doesn’t know what to do, their team doesn’t trust them, they aren’t loyal and they don’t maximize their potential.


The best leaders are leaders that are born with leadership abilities. However, if you lack these skills and abilities you can learn them here in this course. Learning these skills will put you on the path to becoming a truly effective leader.

Here’s what you DON’T NEED………. You don’t need to be popular, special, or extraordinary. You don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, be a manager, pastor, or public speaker. You can be a leader just the way you are.

What you NEED are the strategies and techniques that will help you to effectively lead your team. Strategies that will cause your team to trust you, build confidence in you, be loyal to you, and develop a long-lasting relationship with you. Most of all, with the right leadership skills, get those under your guidance to increase their productivity level.

I want to share these strategies with you.

The strategies that I’m about to share with you in this class will work for just about anyone.

Why? Because it’s simple. It worked for me and I know that they can work for you.


I’ll give you the keys you need to become a great leader with exceptional leadership skills and capabilities.

So what if you’ve failed every time you try to reach success with your team? What if your team already doesn’t trust you or has confidence in you? What if you don’t have any of the skills required? Can you still be a successful leader even if you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel?

The truth is yes, not because it didn’t work out before, which means it never will. You just need a proper system. Once you have the system, everything else is easy.


When you enroll in my program you won’t just be getting a step-by-step guide, it’s so much more than that.


  • All of the leadership skills you need to be able to lead with confidence (Loyalty, Humility, etc.)

  • How to lead with self-discipline and fewer emotions

  • How to develop a proper vision for your team

  • How to set goals and achieve them

  • How to be an excellent communicator

  • How to solve problems as a team

  • How to be a leader with positive influence

  • How to build trusting and faithful relationships with your team members

  • And so much more


1. Introduction to leadership, Leading is a privilege, and who are leaders?

2. Vision, your belief system, compassion, and goal setting techniques

3. Good Judgements, Humility, Passion, Self-discipline, and Having Character in Leadership

4. Loyalty, commitment, Leading by Example and having Positive Influence

5. Making sacrifices, Good Communication Skills, Problem Solving Skills

This course is interactive with quizzes to keep you on track with learning.

This step-by-step system is for beginners right through to advanced professionals, who want to succeed in their leadership journey.

Why should I take this class?

You should take this class to improve your leadership skills so that you can be effective and more productive as a leader.  Also to increase your people skills.  This class will also help you to communicate with your team better, and to genuinely build long-lasting relationships.  This class will help you to be focused and to be able to achieve your leadership goals.  You will learn how to be compassionate, humble, lead with a good character, how to develop a vision for your team, how to be trustworthy and loyal, how to solve problems.  This is just an overall dynamic class created for your leadership success. Stand out from the crowd with these top leadership abilities.

After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with your team

  • Lead with high disciplined abilities (Making decisions that are void of negative emotions and feelings)

  • Be a just and fair leader

  • Develop a proper vision and set goals for the team

  • High goal achievement results

  •  Lead with strength because your confidence, courage, and bravery energy will increase

  • Be able to solve problems effectively

  • Positively empower and influence your team by being a mentor that truly cares

  • Lead with inner joy and happiness because you have what it takes to be a true leader

  • Develop long-lasting relationships with your team members


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Sherique Dill

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1. Introduction: Welcome to my leadership class, how to become a true leader. This class is going to teach you the required skills needed in order to affectively leave your team, performs leaders out there, or should I say fig, they don't know what it takes to affectively lead their team. And this is why they often challenges. When really, I want to teach you the characteristics, the true characteristics of being a true leader. Leaders are born with these skills, but you can also learn leadership skills, but practice on studying. In this class, we will learn about key artists such as loyalty, trust, being faithful. You will learn about comparator. You will also learn about good communication skills. Skills such as listening and understanding what your team is saying. These are skills that a good leader must. My name is Sherry deal. I am an author, an inspirational coach, and a financial coach. I live in Nassau, Bahamas, the place of the sons. See, I am so excited that you are here. Check it out. My God. I hope that you come on and on the inside. I hope that you'll be inspired. I hope that this course can promote change and development analyte, and I hope that I can be a positive influence to you. So welcome to my leadership class and see you on the inside of this class, and see you at the top. 2. Who are Leaders?: In this lesson, we will discuss who are leaders? Who are leaders? Some common leaders, religious leaders, political leaders, teachers, mentors and coaches, public speakers and authors. Awesome, common leaders. The most common leaders are in the corporate world. Most people can resonate with them because most people have a job. So these are the managers, the supervisors, head of departments, the CEO, and president. When most people hear about leaders, those are the people that they think of, the corporate leaders. The last commonly known leaders are parents and individuals. Because we are all leaders in our special way. Parents are very important leaders, even though not recognize. Parents are the most important leaders because they are responsible for shaping and molding their children's lives. They teach their children morals, values, standards, and they set their belief systems. These are the same children that shape our communities, societies, nations, and countries. When parents fail to be good leaders, we experience a lot of challenges. I'm chaos in the world, much of what we are seeing now. So we must appreciate parents. Parents are the greatest leaders. Leadership is the act of motivating or inspiring a group of people to achieve a common goal. Leaders. They guide the Dirac, they said vision for the team. They helped to organize people. They play a pivotal role and achievement of goals. Leaders help members who develop discipline. They help members to grow and develop. They promote change and they inspire and motivate. So we need leaders and every type of the way leaders are extremely important. While I believe that the greatest leaders naturally have leadership qualities, those that lattice skills can refine their leadership skills through training, practicing, and self development. And this is why this course exists, because you may lack some of the qualities hair in this course. But I am here to guide you and direct you and tell you about the quantities so that you yourself can practice and train and develop in these skills. So it's not undoable, it's very doable. You can develop the skills that you need in order to be successful in any area or aspect of your life. The main responsibility of a leader is to set the direction and help guide their team or followers smoothly and efficiently while tracking progress. Hence, leaders must comprehend teamwork because the objective is to be able to accomplish goals through other people. And so as a leader, teamwork is extremely important. If you do not understand timber, you will have a very tough time in leadership and not get managers and leaders confused. And of course this happens a lot in the corporate world. We confuse managers with leaders. We think that because we have a supervisor that data is a leader or they are capable of leading or hub and the position of leadership. But no, leaders and managers are two different things. Managers are skilled people that are good at their jobs, valuable to their establishment, and have the ability to oversee a group of people. So as a manager, they basically oversee. It doesn't come with all of the necessary qualities of a leader. However, if corporate leaders do not have the capability to promote transformational change, have a vision and have the ability to inspire. They are good managers, not leaders. Now we get to the place in the corporate world where everyone that we choose to be the manager or the supervisor, because they are leading people and they are responsible for other people's lives. Because they will have an effect on people's lives. So this is a very important position that they all. And so we should get to the point in the corporate world where we are chosen people that are qualified to lead, that have the necessary qualities because they are dealing with people. And when you are dealing with people, you need to have people skills. And so that is a difference between being a manager and a leader. Managers do not have what is necessary to affectively lead a team. And this is why the manager or the supervisor often meet challenges with their team members because they don't know how to develop a good, long lasting relationship with the organization and the team. 3. Leadership is a Privilege: Leadership is a privilege. It's a privilege to lead people. No one has to listen to you or follow your leadership. Many leaders are very arrogant. They're rude and oftentimes offensive because they feel as if they have the right to tell people what to do. And they want to tell you how you should do it. If you are in a leadership position, such as the pastor, mentor, a coach, a teacher, Trina, etcetera. You should always lead your followers. What a spirit of gratitude. Ok. Being a leader is about serving others. That's what leadership is. It is not about you. If you are a leader, please know that it is not about you, you being a leader. It's about serving other people. So you are a servant of the people. Your first priority is to the people that you lead. Many leaders act as if you don't have a choice that they are the best thing since sliced bread, or some people would say, sense, red wine. This is why they will speak to you and any type of way, and they are even disrespectful to their followers. This is toxic leadership. This is not good leadership. If you know Alito that AC and such way, please know that that is not a good leadership. That is very toxic. Okay? Because when you abuse the people that you should be helping, that is not a good relationship that you have, which are followers, okay? Leadership is also about relationship. You must have a good relationship with the people that you lead. Leaders must know that they can only be in the position of leadership if they have people that follow them. So they should value their followers are not OK. So high and mighty. A good way to show gratitude to your followers is to say, thank you for following me. Though very simple. This goes a long way unless your followers know that you appreciate them and it's a pleasure to serve them and help them to solve their problems. This doesn't mean that your leadership strategies must be geared towards pleasing other people. It means to be diplomatic and be caring about the feelings of others. You know, people who are in leadership positions, they really have this feeling as if being a leader you should be a certain type of way. You, you should be straight, you know, very strong type. Not pleasant or nice to be around, you know, I don't know where they get that, that idea foam that to be a leader, you must be strict and strong and not bending or, you know, you must lead in such a way or not compassionate or not sympathetic as if it shows some form of weakness as a leader, Anna does not. It shows that you are a very good, charismatic leader. As a leader, you must remain authentic. Ok, so you still have to be a self. I'm not telling you to be a leader. That doesn't suit your characteristic. You still have to be authentic, original, and genuine. After all, who you are is what attracted people to you in the first place. 4. Vision: Welcome to this lesson, vision, beliefs and compassion. So in this lesson we will be discussing these important qualities. So you might ask, what is our vision? Our true leader must have a vision. In order to be an effective leader. You should know who you are, why you are, and where you are going in life. Having a vision for your life has nothing to do with your eyesight and has nothing to do with which you are able to physically see. This is not the type of vision I am talking about. I am talking about your ability to use your mind's eye to look into the future. The main role of a leader is to guide direct, uninspired, true leaders, set the vision for the team and develop strategies to execute the vision. It's a team working towards one common goal. So a good team is not individuals inside the team trying to do their own thing and working against the goals that are set? No, it's one team working towards one common goal. Leaders. Make sure that team members state on the part of the vision. That is the main role of a leader. To make sure that the vision that is set is accomplish, you must be able to accomplish the mission and vision of the organization or the team that you lead. So our vision is a vivid and aspirational goal that is connected to the future of the organization. Leaders must have this ability because it's going to keep the team together. See when you don't have a vision for your team is going to break apart because nobody knows what they are doing, nobody knows where they are going. And so you will end up in any direction if you don't have a vision on where you plan to go with your mind's eye. You can see the end before you get to imagination. I'm definitely with building because you must believe what you see. Now just imagine something. I don't believe that it is possible. Because if you don't think it's possible, you are not going to work towards it. But when you imagine it and you have that imagination backed up by fate, you are going to reach your end result. This is what births passion, because you actually believe that you can get there when you can live in your end, even though you are at the beginning, it gives you the desire to go on. And so this is done burning that you feel within your heart. You know, sometimes you want to quit, but you can't do it because there's too much at stake, because the imagination is so. Vivid and so exciting that it can't allow you to quit. You are going to keep going and you are going to do what is necessary to reach the vision that you saw within your mind's eye. People in leadership positions that have no vision for their team are natural leaders. They are basically just managers. Z, that's the difference. Again. Managers do not have a vision. Leaders have a vision. They know where they want that team to go, and they put the necessary goals in place to achieve the vision. Having a vision will keep the team focused on clarity about their purpose. See, vision and purpose are like twins. They go together. Because once you know, which are open-air purposes, you know what your reason is for being, you know, why you have the team, you know what you wanna do with a theme. It is easy to have a vision. It is easy to see a vision. Bright, uncolored. Leaders that have a vision are able to inspire their team members because they know what they saw, but in their minds and they believe they will achieve it. Without a vision. Leaders won't able to inspire. They won't be able to solve problems. They won't be able to guide undirected team. They won't be able to set goals, be clear on why the team exists and they won't be able to function properly. So this is why you must have a vision before you even seek to lead someone, you shall have a vision in your mind already. You should have your end are the starting point. Okay? When you start to lead the team, you should already have a plan for the end result. You should not start a lead someone and you don't even know where you want to take them. Okay? Because what happens when two blind individuals more together, both are going to fall in a ditch because no one can see no one can see the traps and other holes where you will form. No one can see those, those devastating plants and all those things are failures because no one has a vision. You cannot be blind. In leadership. Starting to lead a team or organization with our vision is the equivalent of being blind. Because you cannot see with your mind's eye, you know, using your mind's eye to the wreck the team. When you have a vision as a leader, it creates the desire for growth and improvement in the organization. And birds a sense of hope and a glimpse as to what is possible. So you are seeing with your mind's eye, you know, this bright, vivid, exciting imagination that you have. And it makes you believe that, hey, this is possible. So you have a glimpse of what is possible, but you can actually do in which you can accomplish and you believe it. So if you believe it, your subconscious mind is going to remind you of this vision everyday. And it's going to give you that fuel that you need to continue with your goals and to achieve it because you believe it. See the subconscious mind is fueled by faith and belief. If you believe you can do something, let me tell you you are going to do it. If you do not believe that you can do it, well, that is also true. You will not be able to do it because you don't believe it. And so the subconscious mind Mattel you every day. Hey, why you do not Europe More mama, you can't do this. You can't do that because this is what you have trained your mind Tivoli, okay? Split. If you train your mind, your body, that you can do it, you are on your way to success. Five reasons why vision is important in leadership. So one of the reasons is vision shows where you are headed. You must know where you are headed. It provides motivation and inspiration. It helps to overcome obstacles. It provides focus on clarity. And a gives meaning to the things that we do. I'm going to add to this list and I'm going to say, it makes you a professional or not armature. Okay? And I'm going to add another thing on this list. It manages risk. See, when you have a vision, you are prepared for the unexpected things because your plan is going to guide you, okay? Your goal is going to guide your action plans that you have set accomplished. A goal is going to guide you. And so it manages your risk because you know what you're doing. You don't wake up in the morning and I'm just thinking on on the top of your head which you are going to do. You know exactly what you want to do. And so in the next lesson, we will discuss belief systems. 5. Beliefs: Welcome back. In this lesson we will be discussing belief system. So we spoke about vision. Now let's talk about what you believe, okay, because this is extremely important because it determines your leadership style. So ask yourself, what are your beliefs? Have you ever taken the time out of your busy schedule to evaluate your thoughts, your beliefs, the things, or what taught you or passed down to you, family traditions and patterns. Did you ever take the time out to just sit down and think on those things? You must know that JOB leaf system forms your reality. Your belief system actually determines the type of thoughts that just thinking. And you must know that when a thought is backed up with fate, it becomes real for you. So those police that were passed on to you from your channel and your parents taught it to you, your teachers society with NYU adult. And you don't really believe those things, but you honor them because, you know, you want to respect your parents or society or your family members, but you don't really believe that it is true. So you're not convicted of those beliefs. Those are not dangerous. What are dangerous or which you must pay attention to, are those but these that you actually are convicted of. Big you, you, you believe that it is true and you form your life or perception of reality based on those things. So it either limits you, put you in a box, set boundaries for you, or if they are good beliefs, they allow you to maximize your greatest potentials. And so you must know which a belief systems as, because it will affect the way you lead your team and how you treat your team. As a leader, you must be clear and resolute above what you will do and what you will not do. It's called having a character. And in this course we spoke about character. Ya character is formed based on your beliefs, is a reflection on what you believe. People set their values and morals and standards based on what they believe to be true. Okay, so this is. The core of leaderships. What you believe determines the type of leader that you become, and how other people see you. Troll leaders lead with standards. When leading, you must stand for something. If you don't, you will find yourself compromising. Like the saying says, if you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything. That's because you don't set boundaries. Whatever backup goals and the behemoth direct gas would be saved, whatever backup goals, whatever is presented before you accept it. You don't have any morals, you have any values, you don't have any standards. You don't know how to say no, I will not do that. I don't believe in that. I don't think it's true. No, I will not treat my team member like that because I have compassion. I don't believe that I should treat her like that. I don't believe I should really lead in dictatorship. Busy. It's based on what you believe and it will determine your success as a leader. To leader, stick to principles and laws. They said their vision based on their values and morals. They are ethical people. They have ethics. Once you believe something and it works for you, stand by it by all means, stand by it because it is working for you. It doesn't close you when it doesn't put you in a box. It doesn't limit you. It doesn't create a cage view. So standby. But if you have a belief system that was taught to you by your parents, your family member's teaches a society, Friends, and it doesn't work for you. It puts you in a box. It causes limiting beliefs, a venue of limiting beliefs. You start the light itself. You start to see the liable lived ally vs. And seeing a truth because of what the belief actually told you or taught you. So you start to have or create boundaries for yourself. That's whether limiting beliefs come from. If it doesn't work for you, change it. Okay? You are a leader. You have a team to lead. People depend on you. They trust you, they have confidence in you. So you must lead where a system, where a belief system that works for you and can take you to a higher place and take those that you are leading to a higher place without limits and boundaries. That is extremely important. What are you thinking about? What are your beliefs? Where is your belief system taking u is in allowing you to excel? Or it's like a blood sucking vampire, sucking the life energy out of you. You must know that your beliefs determined, your leadership style, the type of decisions that you make, how you view on value yachting him, how you respect getting him, how you communicate with your team, and what actions and behaviors you take and you have on a daily basis. So here are some core leadership values. Respecting yourself on respecting others, making a difference. Integrity, leading with authenticity, beta original, being genuine, and not just fitting in with the crowd, but standing out and being who you are, being that unique individual, somebody different when they come into contact with you, they say, wow, this individual is different. Then service, you know, being, being a servant of the people, wanting to serve others. Humility, wisdom, being wise based on your experiences, been loyal and committed, and consistency. These are core leadership values. Standing upon a family system that you are convicted of, willing enable you to reach your potentials and expectations. So whatever your belief system ends, makes sure that is allowing you to reach your greatest level of highest potential. So in the next lesson, we will be talking about compassion. Yes, compassion. Something or quality that a lot of leaders they lack. They do not know how to understand and lead with compassion. 6. Compassion: So here we are speaking about compassion. Yes. Are you a leader? Do you know what compassion is? So you know how to lead with compassion and not just be a dictator leader or do this, or do that, Do as I say, leader with no love, no understanding, you know, no sympathy. What type of Li Ru? You must know that leadership calls for compassion. True leaders are nurturing their understanding. They are carrying and sympathetic to the needs and feelings of others. So it's not only about accomplishing your vision as the leader or the vision that you created for the team or the organization that you lead. Now, it's about understanding your team as well and nurturing them and caring about them, and being sympathetic to their problems in their situations. And being a helping hand. Leadership is a position that depends highly on people, guilds, because you are dealing with people. So you have to know how to effectively communicate with people. When leading. It's not all about you and what do you want? You must understand that people have various problems and circumstances that they're dealing with apart from your organization and apart from the vision that you are set for them to follow their own goals and their, their own things that they want to achieve and accomplish. They have their own families. And so you must understand them. You must understand that they are humans and it's not all about you. If you lack this important quality, plainly speaking, or simply as I can put it, you are unqualified to lead. You should not lead if you don't know how to have compassion, have a love people genuinely, Harvey, Kind, hardness, understanding, gentleness and empathy have you don't know how to do that. You should not lead because these things that I mentioned are naturally motions that flow through a true leaders heart. So it was really about your character. And that's why I spoke about beliefs because do you believe in being compassionate, Do you believe and understanding others and whether they are going through, do you believe and being kind hearted. Is this a part of your belief system? Or were you taught to be cold hearted? And that it's all about you and to be arrogant and be stuck within your ego. Is that a part of your belief system? These are things you must ask yourself and consider before you seek to lead people. When a leader shows compassion, they are the ability to create long lasting relationships. Compassion has to do a huge trying to ease the burden and suffering of a person. Leadership lead with a concern or where a spirit of concern AND with a spirit of love that is extremely important in leadership. When you have compassion, you have the ability to see yourself in the person's situation and treat them how you would want to be treated if it was you. So look at the other person's situation, how a j1 people to treat you if you were in that situation, this is what compassion is. So you see them in their situation and you think, and you imagine, wow, If that was me, How would I want to be treated? And how you would want to be treated is how you should treat that person who was going through that situation. You shouldn't treat them any different from how you would want people to treat you. That's what compassion is. If you are call out an individual. Like I said, you should step away from leading. Leaders must do what is necessary to make the world a more caring. Please. 7. Making Good Judgement: Welcome to making good judgments. Definitely a quality needed in leadership. So what are good judgments? The ability to make good judgments comes from wisdom and experience. True leaders should make decisions that benefit the team and not what benefits them and them alone. There will be some times when you won't know what's the right way to go. Because you don't know everything. You learn as you grow. So it's impossible to feel as if every decision that you make is going to be the right decision. Sometimes you will have to connect with your inner strength. Yet divine insight and revelation is called intuition or gut feeling. And so when you don't know which way to go, the penned on your intuition and your gut feeling, your divine inner strength, that is within insight and revelation. These things will guide you because you'll know when something isn't right, you have that feeling that you are making the wrong decision. And so lead us shouldn't make decisions without careful contemplation. You should come template thoroughly before making a decision. When you have problems to solve, carefully review your strategies and makes sure that they are in alignment with your values, morals, and standards. Evaluate the pros and cons. Make sure that your decisions are right, just unfair. You know, you'll have some leaders. They make decisions that are not fail. It is clear that they are not fair. And so this is not the way you want to lead. You want to appear to be righteous and fair when you make a decision, people valued at decision that you make because they know that you are a fan adjusted data and have a new law problems to solve. You want to use wisdom. You want to check your strategies and judgments, which your mastermind group, which is your console. Every leader should have a mastermind group. This is your go-to console where you need inspiration, when you need some influence, when you need an ideas, you just go to them for strength. You go to them for advice. These are people that are vast when it comes to skills and abilities. And most likely they will have some strands that are your weaknesses. And so you are using them to fill in the boy for what you don't have. But these should be people that are wise and full of wisdom. You must have a mastermind group to help guide you. Not rely on your own strengths all of the time. Sometimes you're going to need to check your strategies and your solutions, which your mastermind group, people that have more experience than you. Most of all, discuss your decisions with your team and get feedbacks. True leaders often include that team in the decision-making process. This makes your team members feel valuable, appreciated, and this creates a good relationship between you and your team. As a leader, you don't want to create the impression that you know everything and that your team members on intelligence. This is a big mistake as a leader. You don't want to create this type of impression. Because when you have a team that has low moron, they have low confidence or they just don't want to be bothered with you. You are going to have problems. Most of the times you're going to have to find that you will have to do some things yourself. Because when they do it, it's not going to be right. And it's basically because you don't value them or because you know everything. So what type of energy are you sending up? You are responsible for the energy that you bring into the room. So take responsibility for your team and how they act towards you. Proverbs 1811 says, for wisdom as better than jewels and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. Of course, has come from the English Standard version. And I believe that wisdom is better than Jews because once you have the jewels, with our wisdom, you will lose those joules. Purview of wisdom. You will learn and know how to gain more and more tubes. So wisdom is the principle thing. The main purpose of a leader is to guide and the red. Yes, we know this. So as a leader, people trust your guidance. So you want to be careful not to give advice that was said people on the wrong path. This is why they choose you as their leader. Because they believe that you have solutions to their problems. They believe that you can guide them into being strong, Libin, bad, and you can help them to grow and develop so they trust you. You have to know what you were doing. You must be able to give good advice and to make good judgments. As a leader. If you set your team on the wrong path, they will lose faith and confidence in your leadership. They will not trust your judgments. They will question your skills and abilities. And you will appear to be an armature. So you're going to find that Jetty and doesn't want to work with you because they just have the impression that you don't know what you're doing every time you tell them something or every time you have to make a call, you make the wrong call. And so you are sending them down the wrong path. So you're going to lose a team like this. You must take careful consideration of the decisions that you make. So where does wisdom come from? Wisdom comes from experience. You ever heard the term experience is the best teacher, but this is true. Experience is the best teacher. Because you learn that this is true and this is factual because you bend to it already. And so you know how to deal with this situation. You know the outcome of the situation, because you've been through that. And so this is why going through something is the best way to learn how not to do something and how to do something. So Wisdom is the best teacher. As a leader, you will be able to make good judgments based on your experiences, your challenges, and obstacles. So what does this mean? It means that the more challenges, the more obstacles and things that you go through, the more the feeds, the more families, the better that you become, the better you are, the more you go in, the more you develop. That's what it means. The more problems that you solve, the better you become at solving problems. This is where wisdom comes from. This is how you are able to make good judgments in leadership. So don't run away from obstacles and challenges run towards them. Solve as much problems as you can help people as much as you can, because it develops your leadership skills and helps you to be able to guide and direct the team in a more professional way and it helps you to be an expert in leadership. So what are four skills that leaders need to set people on the right path? They need experience, then in problem-solving skills, they need intuition on understanding, right? In a nutshell, if you've never been to pain, bad experiences, challenges, obstacles, defeats, and failures, or learn from the experience of others. You have no business reading. All of these things mentioned contribute to one. Could Leadership. Appreciate your failures and feeds? They are your best friends and they will make you a better leader and a para visor. And so I want to say to you, congratulations for finishing this lesson. You are on your way to becoming a fantastic great honor true leader. 8. Humility and Passion: In this lesson, we will be discussing you Melody, how to lead in humility. So what is humility? Humility is a quality of being humble is to think of others and not only about yourself. When you leave with a spirit of humility, you don't draw excessive attention to yourself and you do not have a problem at many, When you are wrong, you acknowledge that you're not always right. And of course that's hard for many of us do, right? But it is the essence of being humble. So when you are humble, people normally say that you are down to earth, right? You are down to earth type of person. How do you show humility? So here are some ways that you can show humility as a leader. Listened to your team. Practice mindfulness. Be grateful for what you have when you need help. Ads for help, okay. That shows humbleness. Acknowledging that you don't know everything and you need help. You're not overly prideful and arrogant, or thinking that everything that you do is right and what others do is wrong. Seek feedback on a regular basis, and take time to say, thank you. When your team does a good job. That is, humility. When you are a leader, you should see your team as equal to U, not U, as they're superior and they are inferior to you. There is no superior and inferior. When you are in leadership, you must understand you and your team are equal. You just have the privilege of being the leader or heading that team. Does, that does not make you more greater than anybody else? Humility is being able to keep that eagle in shear. You must remember that positions. Power, untitled, come uncle, and you won't be the leader forever. Don't allow yourself to come down to the level where your self worth is tied to the position that you hold. Use your leadership position to do good and not evil, and not to all other people down and suppressed people or diminished people, or make people believe that they are less than nu. That is not why you are the leader. You are the leader to inspire and to promote growth and development in other people's lives. Equally. All members play a pivotal role. An only true leaders comprehend this. The follower is just as important as the leader. Because think of this. If you are a leader but you know how many followers, what sense does it make? The following ESA leader and the leader needs followers, okay? Otherwise there is no need for leadership. So true leaders must know how to accomplish goals through other people. That is an act of humbleness. Truly, this was no. When goals are accomplished, that they should praise the team are not themselves. You know, you have some leaders. When the team accomplished a goal, they go and they bride and brag about themselves and how good of a job that they did. They don't show any appreciation for that team. They don't say thank you. They don't congratulate them, their reward them. They don't say good job or well-done nothing. They just take all of the Glory and all of the accomplishments and accolades for themselves. Okay. And also, like I said, show recognition and appreciation for the people that you lead. Because they are important, they are just as important as you are. And so who are fake leaders? Faith leaders, take all the credit when goals are complex. This leads the team feeling uninspired on appreciated and that they are hard work was in bean. You must remember that they are new to. People need to feel appreciated, the need to feel love. They need to feel as if you, you know, you, you respect them. That is important. So you must recognize their hard works. Otherwise they won't do anything for you or for the team. There is no room for argon leaders to improve themselves because they do not recognize their weakness on their fluids. Fake leaders don't have a growth mindset and they think they know everything. So when you are a leader, there's no room for you to improve because you think you know everything. And if you know on everything, then there is no need for you to grow and develop and become better than what you are. That's an arrogance leader when they don't believe that they can actually learn something from a team member because they are the leader. So they look at themselves as superior and that there's nothing else that they can learn or there's no one in their team that can teach them something. That is arrogance, right? Because these types of leaders, which are false leaders, are so full of pride, they are robbed of the ability to achieve greatness and reached the maximum level of their potential. Passion. Without passion, your life will be dull and meaningless. You need passion. Passion is that burning fire that you feel flowing through your heart. For somebody, it's a strong desire. You definitely need passion when you are a leadership position because it keeps you going. Okay, passion is required for the success of anything that you set out to do. And if you don't have the passion, you are not going to be successful in a, because I can tell you that life has hurdles. It comes with its ups and downs and only passion will keep you persisted and determined. Only passion will allow you to get up when you get knocked down by life's trials and tribulations, nothing else has got a course. You will get out of bed in the morning when you don't feel like you should. Okay, passion is going to keep you going because you see the vision and you believe in division, you believe and that vivid, great imagination that you saw. I there's a burning desire and it's not going to allow you to quit. That is passion. You need passion and leadership. And leadership, there will be some times when you feel like giving up. There will be disappointments, frustrations, disapproval, discouragement, defeat, angle, all these emotions you will encounter. And like I said, Passion is going to help you to overcome these emotions. Because what you are going to get in the future is better than what you are getting now. And so you are fighting to get to the end result of what you saw. You will feel betrayed. Sometimes it's not easy. Leading is not easy. Leading as one of the toughest thing that you can do. Because you are dealing with people. And when you are dealing with people who are coming in contact with different characters and personalities. And so what is very high? It's not an easy job, but job passion that's going to give you the strength that you need to be the leader that you ought to be. However, when you're passionate about leadership, you won't give up. Like I said, you won't give up. This burning flame inside. Johann. Won't allow you to click. It gives you the strength to go on another day. So keep up the good work you are doing well, I am so glad that you made it to the end of this course, and I hope that you don't leave, that you stay and you continue this course straight to the end. 9. Self Discipline: In this lesson, we will discuss self-discipline in leadership. One of my favorite topics when it comes to leadership, because there are some leaders that don't have self-discipline and is highly unlikely to be a true OR great leader without discipline. As Alito, setting goals are not enough is good to set goals. However, what good are goals? If you don't achieve them? Being discipline helps you to achieve your goals. Self-discipline is the ability to control your actions. For the sake of improvements. It is being able to make myself do things that should be done. You know, there are some times when you wake up in the morning and you just don't feel like you're accomplishing your goals. You don't feel like working towards your goal. You feel disappointed, you're dissatisfied. You feel like nothing is working for you. And so you have extremely low energy. Or when you house self-discipline, you're able to pick yourself up and to what should be done and do things that you know, you need to do. It is implementing strategies without having to be told by anyone what to do. Self-discipline is the art of becoming a god over oneself, or mastering yourself. Mastering your emotions to make yourself do things that you need to do in order to be successful in life. This is something most people don't know how to do. They are capable of controlling others, but they don't have a clue when it comes to controlling themselves and their emotions. So some people are great when it comes to controlling others. But they cannot control the motions that run through their brains and through their hearts. This is crucial. For leadership. A leader must be able to practice self-discipline and will be extremely hard leading and directing others when you're not player or resolute, which herself. And if you're not consistent with your habits and your behaviors. So when you are leading your team, you must understand that consistency is key. Habits are consistent behaviors. So bad habits are consistent behaviors that are detrimental to your well-being. Habits determined your behavior, and your behavior determines your actions, and your actions determine your character. There are good habits and bad habits. When we hear the word habits, most of our minds would think of habits such as promiscuous behavior or drinking, smoking, being in social media for too long, being lazy, gossiping, watch on television all the. We think of those things where me here habits, but just how you can develop a good outlet. You can develop a bad habit, ok, habits or not. But there are good habits and bad habits is how you use that habit to get what you want. Leaders can overcome bad habits by implementing good habits. So if you have a bad habit and you're trying to get rid of that bar habit, how do you get rid of it? Implement a good habit. Now, most experts say that it takes at least 21 days to get rid of a bad habit. That is the standard. But I see self deliverance is the best deliverance. If you want to get rid of the habit, all you need to do is make the decision that, hey, this is the last day I am going to do this. I am going to change my life and I am going to transform this bad habit into a good habit. Leaders must take a minute to good habits by way of consistency. This means to practice your good habits every day. Tell you don't have to put in the effort because it flows naturally. This is how you know that something is a good habit or that it's a hub, I better be good robot because it just happened 0 even if the put in the effort, you just find yourself doing it. Or you just realize, hey, I'm doing this thing, okay, that's how you know that you have a habit. So again, you know, you have a habit when you repeat an act without being conscious of it or aware that you're doing it. There is no way that you can be a successful leader without I just don't see it happening. Because leadership is serious business. Sometimes people are going to piss you off. And you must be able to control how you respond. You must be able to do the right thing even though you don't feel like it. Because when you deal, when you are dealing with people, you cannot go off of your emotions and how you feel, okay? You must be logical and you must continue to stick to the things that you know that you must do. Continue to stick to that thing that you know, are going to keep you and set you on the right path. Why discipline is important in leadership? Discipline is important in leadership because it takes discipline to be an effective communicator. It takes discipline to listen to your team. It takes discipline to haha, negative feedbacks about your leadership. Because sometimes we don't want to hear bad things about us. We don't want to be judged, we don't want to be criticized. So it takes great discipline to be able to sit down and actually hail someone, criticize your leadership strategies. It takes discipline to set a vision. It takes discipline to be good. Tm member, a taste discipline to be good at teamwork. And takes discipline to be organize. These things. Take discipline. It takes discipline to study and practice in order to be wx. Stay tuned for the remainder of self-discipline in the next lesson. 10. Self Discipline 2: Welcome back to self-discipline in leadership. So as a leader, you must be aware of your emotional triggers and develop a strategy on how you will overcome them. The last thing you will ever pointed to is to lash out Agile team and appear to be an emotional wreck. Now, some people don't even know what an emotional trigger is. An emotional trigger as an event or some comment or a particular thing that happens that connects you with your past trauma or experience. So when this event occurs, you automatically connects back to the events of that trauma. You start having emotions, vivid emotions that connects you and takes you back to the initial event. And so you begin to become emotional and you start to act in certain ways because of the event that happened that triggered you. You don't want to become a leader that is emotionally unstable. You want to keep your emotional triggers under controlled. Most people have it. If not most all of us, have something that happened to us in our childhood days or some traumatic experience that when it happens or where we are reminded of it, it causes us to trigger in such a way as leaders know how to control these triggers because they are leading people and they are examples, right? People look up to them, they are heroes. And so they must know how to conduct themselves. So how to keep track of your emotional triggers. You must take note of your feelings when something is said or a cause that makes you feel a certain way. What triggered the feeling? So trying to find out, hey, I am feeling this way, what happened or what just happened that causes me to have these emotional energies that is just flowing rapidly within my body. Connect this trigger to your pass. Write down what caused the trigger and how it made you feel. When an happens again, respond in a controlled manner. So if you know you have a certain trigger because you would have tracked it down and now you are prepared for this trigger. Now, you knows with, you know, because, you know, when it happens, you know, how it makes you feel and all of these things so you are prepared. And so when it happens again, you are going to be able to respond in a different way and sort of lashing out instead of being angry and frustrated and being disappointed, instead of withdrawing yourself. From your team that you will be able to act in a more appropriate way. Self-discipline causes you to stick to the goals that you set because the outcome is far greater than instant gratification. So as a leader, you know what your vision is, you know, with the purposes of the organization that you lead. And so you are aware of the goal, the goals that you want to accomplish and achieve. And you know, because you have seen your vision and you've seen your future, you know that it is far greater than instant gratification. And so you must control yourself. You must not do anything going to jeopardize your leadership. And now take a look at this lovely piece of cake here on the screen. Will you eat this cake if you were on a diet from sugary foods and sweets? Or will you plan to stick that the goals that you have said, you know, your diet plans, liens that lack self-discipline. They'll engage in things that they shouldn't do and have regrets layer. So a personal goal would be not to eat sugary foods because you're on a diet and so you want to stay away from those things. And if you lack discipline, when you sit at a table and you see somebody with a nice piece of cake, you are going to give in to that. You've got to give in to the cravings and you're going to go ahead and order a piece of cake because you want instant gratification. So that is an example of a personal goal that you have said in your life. Now as a leader, there are goals that you have for the organization. And there are things that you know that you need to do. And they are things that you need to stay away from. Because, you know, it's going to jeopardize the vision for the organization. And so you must know how to stay away from them. Because you will have regrets leader, after you would've said setback and logcat, reminisce on your day, you would have said, oh, man, I should not have done that, you know, I shouldn't of acted to Julie in such a way, you know, she's a good member of my team. I shouldn't I shouldn't have responded to Harvey. And you're going to have regrets and you're going to be sorrowful. And then Julie is going to lose respect for you because you acted in such a disrespectful manner. And so you have to be able to implement self-discipline. As a leader. Don't want to be feeling sorry. We don't want to be feeling sorry. And we're grateful. They wanted two things right the first time, get it right. If you are going to be in a leadership position, know-how to control your emotions. When you lead Pais or emotions you are an armature. When you lead based on what is right or what you know to be right. You are a professional. Self-discipline is mental power. It is the ability to overcome your weak areas and turn them into strings. For example, getting angry and humming Olbers might, might be a challenge for you when you're in a conversation with someone that offends you. Instead of getting angry like you always do with self-discipline, you can control your emotions. I'm respond differently. That's the importance of self-discipline. When people have the ability to manipulate you and get you to act a certain way. That is a sign of weakness. See, when people know what ticks you off, what is going to get you upset and, but it's going to roughly of feathers. They are going to push those buttons. They are going to be able to control you and manipulate you and mess up your day because they know exactly how to do it and how do they know how to do it? Because you have shown them how to do it by allowing them to cause you to get angry and upset by doing certain things. When someone knows what triggers you, they will use it against you every time. And of course, this is the height of weakness. You do not want to show people that you are weak. You must be strong as a leader. You must be organized, you must be strategic. Never reveal your emotional weak areas to others. Especially I think you must always appear to be strong, bold, courageous, and brave as a leader cannot have a weak approach as a leader because you asked your team on other people around you are going to use that against you. Leaders must stand firm. You must tan firm like a tree planted by the rivers of waters. And we know that rivers of waters that have trees planted in them cannot be moved. And as a leader, many days you might not feel like getting out of bed. You will feel the discouragement, the disappointments, and feel as if you are a team disapproves of you. And we mentioned this earlier, that you can overcome these feelings. You will find yourself not accomplishing anything. You will eventually feel like a failure or given to the feet. And things will start to go wrong in your organization or and the team that you lead that apartment naturally in the church that you lead. Wherever you lead, things will start to break down because you cannot overcome your feelings. You must understand as a leader that sometimes you are going to be up and sometimes you are going to be down, but you must decide that you will act, you will lack despite of your feelings, you will act despite of your discouragement. You will act despite of the people who disapprove of you. You will act despite of your discouragement, defeat, and anya failures. You will act. Even though you don't feel the energy, you will get up out of your bed and you will find a ways or you will find methods to increase your energy and your zest for life because you are leading a team and people are depending on you. And so you will find ways to get it right. Now. As a leader, it is important for you to set schedules. Every day. A leader should have an outline for the day and things and they plan to do. You should not be waking up in the morning trying to figure out what you are going to do as a leader. That is a no-no. Usually have a schedule you should organize. Okay. Set goals, priorities, scheduled stuff. Okay. Be organized. This is, this is what leadership is not waken up in the morning vagary, hey, are there not knowing what you want to do? That's confusion. You must not be IID and confusion if you leading confusion, you will confuse your team and your organization. When you set schedules and helps you to guide you day, and helps to keep you on track with your goals. It keeps you focused on clay. It increases your awareness. It helps you to realize your weaknesses and what you have challenges doing. And one of the greatest things that I love or this list, it helps you to avoid distractions. Yes. You know those books that you should not be reading, you know, those television shows that, you know, you should not be washing because it's not in alignment with your vision and doesn't have the ability to get you where you wanna go? Yes. You know those friends that you keep friends that takes so much time away from you, gossiping on the telephone when you can be working on your goals and your visions and things that you have set for your team? Yes. Sandy schedules helps you to avoid those type of destructions and those distractions. As a leader, you must know that these things are going to keep you off your part on whatever is not an alignment with your vision and your purpose, you must break away from it to not allow things to keep you on your path. Stay on the path because you have seen the future and you want to get it. No matter what pops up during the day. When you have self-discipline, you accomplish your daily goals. People that are disciplined have no room for distractions. Distractions are events, circumstances, people, ideas, et cetera. Because sometimes we have a lot of ideas that pop up, but those ideas are distractions. They are not in alignment with your full vision, team vision or your organization vision. It will take you off your part. You must leave those ideas where they are. Keep going. Okay? So anything that comes to take you off your part is a distraction. To overcome distractions, you must have the ability to be focus. Now, I know that you cannot focus on two things at the same exact time. One of the things is going to take you your attention. Try it right now, trying to think of two things at once and see if you can think of two things at one time. You cannot, the brain can only focus on one thing at a time. Okay? So this is the key. When you set schedules, it keeps you from those things that will take you off the APA. There are things that you can do to ensure that you stay on track, which is scheduled appointments, such as setting daily reminders, mark in your on your calendar. You can keep a journal which I love to do. I always check my journal and see what are the goals that I have said for each day. I have daily goals that I set, weekly goals and monthly goals and I check them regularly to make sure that I am on target and on point with my goals. And then you can write on stickies on note pads and put them in an area that you regularly go like on your mirror or in the fridge? On the fridge in the kitchen and and places like that. But most people use their cell phone because the cell phone automatically sends you an alerts. So those are things you have no excuse not to keep up with just schedules. As a leader, self-discipline will help you to overcome bad habits such as procrastination, idleness, laziness in decisiveness, inconsistencies, fair, lack of self confidence, and self that. 11. Having Character Part 1: I know the importance of character. I know that keratin is all you really have in this life. Because people will talk about you after you are gone based on your values and your morals, and your standards, and how you behave. And so you don't want anyone to destroy your character. And you don't want anyone to spoil your good character. And so you must protect your character, your life. And so what does it mean to have a good character? Character is a habitual or consistent set of actions, behaviors, and standards that determine who you are. These actions, behaviors and standards are positive and enhance your life. And the people around you. And of course, character is definitely strategy, right? Is strategic. It's being a strategically them. Because as actually your marketing plan. And we'll discuss that later. Because character is like a brand, right? It's your brand, you are a brand and we'll discuss that later. You must be strategic and you must set the standard of who you are. You will often hear the term act out of character. This means that your behavior or your action was not the norm according to other people's perception of you and how they know you to be an act. Your character is really to set the record straight about who you are because you know who you are, you know the truth of who you are. But you don't want people to form their perceptions of you went about you without your inputs. And you don't want to compare yourself to other people because this is an act of violence towards self. So never compare yourself to other people. Who you are, is who you are, your standards and your values. They are unique, okay? And so you must never try to mimic what other people are doing. You must set your own standards and your values and your precepts of who you actually are. When you have character, you are predictable. People will become familiar with your habits, standards, values, and behaviors. They know what you will do and what you will not do because you are consistent. And this is extremely important in leadership. When you have character, you are convicted of your belief system. You have standards, values, morals, and principles, and you are clear about what you will do and what you will not do. You don't compromise when you have character. You are truthful and honest. You are fail. And you, disciplined. Leaders with good character are not caught up and scandals and schemes because they are public life and their private life is in alignment. And I know you've seen and heard this many times, especially with political leaders, right? They are always in some scandal awesome scheme. And people are always shocked because the, what they give out in public and, and now they are Kannada behave, you know, you would never think that these things they would actually do. And so they give a false perception of who they really are. Okay. They paint an elusive pitcher. When they're in the public and private, they behave and a total different manner. They have their own secret, things that they like doing. They want cigarette addictions and behaviors, right? They live a life of secrecy. And they get catch in scandals and schemes. And this is why when they get cached on things that they should not be doing, it's such a I opened on and everybody is alarmed and alerted and is a big thing and it ends up on the news and all of these things because you never thought they would do such things. If your morals, values, behavior, and standards, not the same in both the public and private life. You are a leader who was not honest and truthful. Your morals, values, standards, and behavior should never change based on your circumstances or what you're involved in. They should be constant, like the seasons. Seasons never change, will always come after for the sun always rise in the morning. Okay? The moon always shines at night. That's constant. And this is how your values and your morals and your standards should be. When you are a leader with good character. People will testify on your behalf. If an individual or a group of people tried to kill seal certain things, people that know of your Kyoto will not be easily persuaded because they know the type of things that you will do and what you will not do. Having a good curator can actually save you from the lion's den or accrual situation. And so Jak yard is like your defender. If the fans, you Even if you're not there, you don't actually have to be there in the midst of a situation to speak and defend yourself when you have a good character, because those that know you, those that are round, you would be able to testify. They would be able to say, oh, no, no, she wouldn't do that. I know ha that's not her or he wouldn't do that. No, that doesn't line up with his character. I have never known him or her to do such thing. People will testify on your behalf. People will defend you. They will come they will, they will come in and fight your battles for you. When you are a leader with good character, character speaks for itself. As a leader, you want to always protect your character. Or some people would say your good name because it's all that you have in this life. I'm telling you to not allow your character to be jeopardize for certain things, stand your ground and protect your character. Leaders must be consistent with their habits, because once they do things that are not in alignment with their character, people lose faith and confidence in them. And once your characters damage, it's very hard to get that value. And this is why they say, what? Good things don't go as far as bad things. You can be good all their life and you can do one thing that is extremely bad and that will just damaged you forever. And people will remember that one bad thing as opposed to all of the good and the great thing is that you have done. And so you have to protect your character. And like I said earlier, your charter is your personal brand. It is what you are known for. It is what attracts people to you. People are attracted to you because of who you are. Why do you think that you have the friends that you have? Why do you think you have the job that you have? People are attracted to you because of your charter, which is your personal brand. When you find people approaching you to commit acts that you don't stand for. Evaluate yourself. When you're curator is resolute and on display, people will think twice about approaching knew to do things you may Claire, that you won't do. And I know this is a fact in my personal life because people don't approach me. They do things, think twice to come, to approach me to do things that they know I don't stand for women because I am not ashamed of my values and my standards. So don't even come and approach me because they know that at the end of the day they would be embarrassed for even asking. Okay. So if they approach you, then you are not clear or bold enough, stating who you are and what you stand for. That is by boneless and bravery. And confidence is extremely important. When you are a leader, you must stand behind your values and your morals. People must know what you stand for. And if they know what you stand for, they know that it doesn't even make sense. The even asks you to engage in such things because they know you're going to say no, you won't agree. To make a good job, which are character, means that people will be cautious to approach you to do things that you don't approve of because there are certain you will say no. And they don't want to be bars. Okay. There was a boy mistake. I'm not going to even approach must deal to do that because I'm going to be the one feeling stupid. At the end of the day. 12. Character 2: And if they are bold enough, and some people are, reassure them that you yawn bent such things and let them know that you're offended and insulted by such requests. You definitely have to stand your ground and show that you are a warrior, right? You are a warrior for your character. They won't be able to come and show you shiny objects or shiny things. To get you to ban or compromise who you are. You must be a warrior. You must lead in bravery and Polis and firing. You must be a fiery leader. Okay, It takes courage. A true leader is firm, bold, and Bree. Why do you think companies are so big on their brand-name? They want to be known for something. That's why they also want to have a product that is consistent. Because this is how customers trust brands and keep them coming back for more, right? You get a product and the product is what you expect it. And every time you buy that product, you can expect a certain level of quality and standard, you will go into buy that product again. The reason why go for a Big Mac is because of the consistency. And I can even say that for the KFC chicken, right? It tastes the same every time. If you buy at one time and the taste is off value by it. Again. That's the question. I don't think you will. Because all you're going to think about as, oh man, I bought that Big Mac and dad tasted horrible. I don't know what happened. And you bought a store that into your subconscious mind. And it's going to throw you off until you, you remember the last time you bought that sandwich? Boy, I don't buy that again because you're not show how was gonna taste and it affects you. You see them say the same with your character when people come into contact with you and you have a bad behavior over a BAD attitude, they are going to remember that and they are not going to want to interact with us, socialize with you or do business with you. They're not going to want you Italy now because according to them, you do not have a good attitude, okay? And so you want to be careful with this. Like I said, your marketing strategy is your character, right? When you, when you are a leader or anything, anything to do with you write your personal brand and who you are. That is your marketing strategy, your attitude and your behavior and how you come across the other people will determine whether they want to interrupt which you do business with you, and it will determine how they feel about you, right? Because that is, you are a, you are putting yourself on display. You are letting people know about you and what you are all about. That's marketing. Leaders must see themselves as a brand. They must be resolute with who they are, what they stand for, consistent with who they are, and what they stand for. They must have integrity, have high moral standards. They must be trustworthy, loyal, and they must be respectful. When you have a good character. No one can bribe you because your carta is more important to you. Ruby's diamonds or materialistic things. A leader with good CARTO understands that character lives beyond the physical body, right? Because even when you have children, people will even approach your children and say, You know, I know I knew your mother or I knew your father and your father was such a good person or your mother was such a good person, a person of integrity. Your mother was was a personnel of carrots or Yamada was so loyal. Your mother was so committed and devoted. He wanted to start. And so people will even approach your children and talk about you and your good deeds. Okay? So your good deeds and your Carta on what you would have left here on this earth will live be on you after you would've expired. And it will be of good benefit to your family, a good benefit to your children. And so you want to make sure that you leave a good traits, you leave a good legacy okay, of your name so that your family can benefit from it. 13. Loyalty and Commitment: Welcome to this lesson, where we will be discussing loyalty and commitment. Of course, this is one of my favorite topics, one of my favorite qualities because I am a loyal and committed person. And I know that loyalty and commitment is extremely important in leadership. We will discuss why. As a leader, you want to gain the trust of your team and followers. Remember, leadership is really about trust. If people don't trust you, they will not follow you. So it's really, you know, getting people to be under your Vanguard because they actually trust you. Loyalty is the ability to recognize the value of other people and sticking with them through the good and bad times. This is important because many people don't know how to stick it out with you during bad times. They are only around during the good times. This means that they don't have suitability. This means that you must have stick ability and you don't give up on people easily when you are loyal and committed. This quality is necessary for true leadership. As a leader, you must show loyalty to your team or your followers by being honest, trustworthy, supportive, and generous. Many times, a loyal person find themselves having to put other people's need above their own. Of course, many leaders can attest it is because leadership is not about being selfish, is about being self lists. Okay, so many times you will find yourself having to disregard your needs just to help a team or help one of your followers. This is common in leadership. Or loyal leader is confidential and reliable. And I just can't emphasize that enough because leaders must understand that they must know how to be private and confidential and they must be able to be reliable. If you want of your team members come to you or your followers come to you and they trust you. And they come to you with their private and personal information. You as a leader, must know how to be confidential and how to keep things. Thus, with loyalty and commitment is all about, it's not about going behind your teams back, all your followers back or your support as Bach, and spilling things that they told you in confidence. Now, you must know how to keep secrets. You must know how to be confidential as a true leader. Loyalty also means faithfulness. How do you know that someone is loyal to you? They tell you the truth and they are honest. They forgive you. When you make mistakes. They make an effort to see your point of view. They don't share your secrets with other people. When you're around them. They were flagged up positive energy. They trust you. They value the relationship that you have with them. They don't do things that they know will hurt you. And they saw poet, your goals, okay, that's how you know that someone is loyal. As a leader. You must know that just like trust, loyalty is earned and it must be consistently nurtured. That means, don't expect for people to be loyal to you just because you are their leader? No, you must earn the trust of your team. You must earn the trust of your followers. And that relationship must be nurtured so that they can continually be faithful to you and loyalty you. And of course this is vice versa. So as a leader, you don't only want your team to be loyal to you, like I just said, but you must be loyal to them as well. You must have their backs, defend them and not allow other people to change how you feel about them. A populous line to find loyalty as ride or die. Okay, that means that you have each other's backs. This is where loyalty and commitment is. Loyalty flows from the heart and it isn't there. See, this is why I said that certain qualities you are born with, okay? Because no one can really teach you this is a soft skill. It's extremely hard to teach someone how to be loyal and committed. Loyalty and commitment must be a part of your characteristic and who you actually are, because it flows from the heart, it is sincere and it is January. Commitment and loyalty go together to me to be committed is to be dedicated. Eddas, the Act, a bill obligated to do something. True leaders don't make promises that they can't keep. If you commit to something, you're obligated to fulfill it. Otherwise, your counter is in Japanese. So if you promise your team something, do what you promised. Because if you don't do what you promised, your team will lose faith in you and confidence in you, and they will not trust you. And if your team doesn't trust you, then how are you going to lead them? So what is extremely important to keep your word and to keep your promises? If you say you're gonna do it, it is important that you do it because it affects your character. When you are committed, you look for solutions, face with obstacles. You try harder and give it 100%. Quitting is not an option for you when you are committed to something, you never look or go backwards. So commitments, commitments is an extremely important soft skill needed in relationships. Also, Commitment is a choice. When you commit, you are making an active decision to do so. For leaders, build a good relationship with their team. When you have a relationship, builds on loyalty and commitment. You have certain expectations about how both parties should behave. Okay, so this is a relationship, okay? And a good relationship is built off a loyalty, commitment, faithful devotion. You must be devoted to your team, to volunteer your followers. And once you have this important quality, you are on your way to being a great leader. 14. Leading by example: H role leader leads by example. And of course, this is one of my favorite qualities. When it comes to leadership. A true leader should teach people not to do as they say, but do as they do. If you're a leader that have the Teach your followers to do as you say, it is, because you are aware that your words are powerless and they are not backed up by action. And of course, at the pigs confusion. And of course, what gives you the right or the authority to tell someone to do something that you haven't done. It's highly insulting to teach a person to do something that you won't do or haven't done. If you don't believe in your own words or thoughts, why should anyone else? Some people are great talkers and doers. A person that only talks with no action is a leader. I will not choose to follow. And that is the absolute truth. I will not follow a leader that leads without setting example, because setting example is one of the greatest ways to teach someone how to do something. This is why knowledge alone is not power. What you do with what you know is power. What sense does it make? Having some skills and abilities and you're not using it, and it doesn't benefit you. All you're doing is hiding skills, hording knowledge, and abilities, but you're not using it. You're not putting it into action. That makes no sense. So knowledge alone is not power. It's what you do, but what you know, that creates the Power, Action seduces the goddess of good luck, right? Because you will get a life would you deserve? And if you're not a leading by example, how do you expect to have a great team? How do you expect to have great followers? If you yourself do not do what you say that you're going to do or what you teach a view itself are not setting examples through discipline. One of the greatest ways of being a leader is to lead by setting example. How could you tell someone to do something, behave a certain way or set certain values that you don't do. This is hypocritical. This is what determines the true leaders or leaders from the fake teachers or leaders, they don't teach based on experience. Leading by example. When you lead by example, leading will become easier for you because naturally people do what they see. This is even so which children, children mimic what they see adults too. This is a great way to teach new skills and abilities. So there's no doubt that doing something is the best way to teach somebody or to gain or gather confidence and trust in you. So if you want to teach people how to be disciplined, then be disciplined. If you want to teach people how to be honest than be honest. If you want to teach people how to be loyal, you yourself must be loyal. If you want to teach people how to be a great leader, then be a great leader. If you want to teach people how to change their habits and behaviors, then work on your own habits and behaviors. Purse. Many leaders don't get respected by the team or followers because their lives are in alignment with what they teach. It takes great discipline to be a true leader because it's not easing. Having to set an example where your actions and behaviors are often judged by others. Okay? And this is why reading is not an easy job. No one said that being a leader is easy. It's not easy. It takes great discipline to be a good leader. Leading by example, ties you to responsibility and accountability. This is a problem in leadership. Leaders want to ask how they wish without being accountable to other people and responsible for their actions. These are often the blaming leaders, always looking for someone to blame for their inabilities. So if you want to be a true leader, you have to take the good with the bad, okay? If your team fails or, or are consistently failing or the feed, you have to look at yourself as a leader because it's you that are leading them. And so you have the determined to what am I doing wrong or what are they not seeing me do to cause them to continually do the wrong things? So stop blaming your team when you meet consistent failures or defeat and take some responsibilities for your inabilities or your inability to lead. A true leader sets the foundation and they are loyal and committed to their decisions by living it. When your team sees you stand by your own words through action, they will respect you because you are leading with integrity. Fence is a way to getting them to develop or to adapt to what should be done. A populous line used to define this is put your money where your mouth is, OK. That means to set an example based on doing the things that you are teaching or training other people to do. 15. Positive Influence and Inspiration: In this lesson, we will be discussing positive influence and inspiration. Okay, so as a leader, you must be able to influence your team positively and you must be able to inspire them. Okay, this is the essence and beauty of being a leader. So other leader, your duty is to positively influence your team. Many leaders on positive, they lead with a negative energy. Leadership is more than getting people to follow your rules, are listening to you. It is more than dictatorship. When you meet challenges budgeting him. How do you deal with those challenges? Do you scream and shout? Agile team? Do you make them feel on intelligent with your words? Are you are positive, mental, arguing, powering a team with information. These are questions that you must ask yourself. As a leader, you should be preparing a team to be future leaders. You shouldn't be abusing them mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. If you are a leader that has to retire or step down from an organization and you meet challenges, but finding a suitable replacement, you have failed as a leader. Why? Because great leaders train future leaders. They pass on the mantle. And so if you're ready to retire a step down from your leadership and there is no one suitable data replace you. You have failed as a leader because you did not do your most important job, which is to pass on information to mentor other people, and to get them to become good future leaders. So you do not want an organization that depend fully on you. When you step down, you want other persons to be able to step up and do the job so that the organization and the work could carry on for extremely long time without you. Many leaders don't train other people to be leaders because they are selfish. They don't want anyone to one day have to replace them. So you have some supervisors, some team leaders who love when the organization is depending upon them. They love stuff like that, but that is not right as a leader. Followers should be proud to be associated with you and they should want to be around you. This signifies that you have a positive influence on them. They are growing and developing under your leadership. When you have a positive influence on your team, they will give you their bets. You will consistently challenged them to grow and discover new heights of potential as a positive leader. You will have the ability to create joy and happiness and the lives of your team, not misery and frustration. Positive leaders don't hoard information. They share information. Okay? The ability to inspire. True leaders have the ability to create an environment that is conducive for growth and development. Fence environment as a nurturing ground and it inspires the team followers to maximize their greatest potentials. Have you ever been in the presence of a great leader whose energy is so strong that you feel motivated and powered up. It's like a magnet just pulling you in. And all of a sudden you have this burst of energy to do things, right? That's why we go to these conferences and seminars and workshops. The hair, a public speak, or we call them motivated, motivational speakers or inspirational speakers because that's what we're looking for. Someone who can bring that passion back into allies. And so you, as a leader, you must have this ability to be able to inspire people and motivate people and to bring their energy levels up that they are able to burst the things that is deep within them. This is an important quality of leadership. You must be able to inspire and influence your team. Leadership is about influence. You can only influence your team If they trust and believe in you. Troll leaders don't use their power of influence for negativity or to manipulate their team. They use their power of influence for the greater good of the team. If you have a weak team, chances are you are a weak leader or you lack this quality. Of course, of influence and inspiration. You don't have what it takes to pull out the potentials of your team. They don't trust you, all have confidence in you. Lead us, talk down to their team or the grade them are not true leaders. They are false leaders. In other words, you should not be talking down to your team or saying things that caused them to doubt themselves or have a low self-esteem and low competence. This is not what you want as a leader. You want to be able to maximize high potential levels as a leader because when your team functions at a high level, it makes you look good as a leader. And so this is what you want. But of course, the day you have many leaders that talk down to their staff. I don't know why because at the end of the day when you put your staff down or your team down or your followers down, you're not going to get the best of them, ok? And so goals and not going to be achieved. The work that they are doing is not going to be done with high-quality standards because they don't feel good about themselves. And so leaders must know how to make their team have confidence and help to grow their self-esteem and self-worth. This is what you're supposed to be doing as a leader, okay? True leaders know how to give feedback without criticizing their team. So there's nothing wrong with being able to create a size your team, but you must give good criticism or construction or criticism, one that has feedback that is able to promote growth and development. None of bad feedback that causes the person to feel bad about themselves. A low self-esteem, low confidence that causes a person's energy to be low. No, that is not good. Constructive criticism. You must have a solution to a problem if you are going to criticize someone and give them the solution to fix the problem, give them an option. Okay. Your teams and not feel dreamed or oppress after meeting with June. Now, that is not a good quality of a leader. You don't want to dream your team, you don't want to oppress your team and you don't want to depress your team. You want to lift them up the high levels. This is what you want and this is the essence of a true and a great leader. 16. Making Sacrifices: Hello, welcome to making sacrifices in leadership. So I want you to ask yourself one important question. Heritages. Are you willing to make sacrifices? If your answer is no, then you need to stay far away from leadership as possible. Because making sacrifices is an important quality in leadership. Being selfless as a leader is having the ability to put the needs of your team above your own needs. Sometimes this doesn't mean to sabotage yourself or to not take care of yourself or to even neglect yourself, No. But authentically carrying about the needs others. When your passionate about something, you will do what it takes to make it work. And of course, if you are passionate about leadership and truly wants to lead and you haven't, You have good intentions for your team. You will make sacrifices for your team. Making a sacrifice is about giving up something that you love, whatever gives you pleasure. Entertainment, splurging or shopping, gossiping, being on Facebook all day or being idle. It's about giving up something that you love now to benefit more in the future. When you make sacrifices, your opportunities are limitless. When you do what is convenient, you end up facing a lot of challenges and living a risky, like nothing in life is 3i. No, we hear that salvation is free. But I can tell you that nothing in life is free, not even the air that you breathe. And salvation is not free because it costs something and not cause might be time. It is definitely turn. And it's definitely making an effort. Nothing is free. Anything rates or whatever you want to accomplish, that is great. And it's going to bring you success. It is not free. You have to make a sacrifice to get to the high level that you want. A great leader cares about the team and would make the necessary sacrifices needed to accomplish goals. For example, as a corporate leader, your team member has a problem at home and it affects the quality of their job. You notice this and you asks about it. They can find a new. What's happening in their life and acts for your compassion and your understanding. You as a leader may have to fill in for this team member by helping over their duties and assignments. And of course, this is going to be very inconvenient for you because you have your own work to do when you have other things that you need to take care of. So this is going to be inconvenient for you, but a sacrifice because you don't want to see him unsupportive or an uncompassionate. So it requires you to spend a little more extra time and work and put in some more over time, effort. And a lot of things you will, actually, things you will have to do. So it is a sacrifice, but you are showing your team member that you are a great leader because you are supportive and you are compassionate, you understand what they are going through. And so because of you picking up some of their Dewey's and showing this, they will have more confidence and trust in you and they will be devoted to you, and they will say good things about you. And this is going to enhance the relationship that you have, which are team members. Another example, a pastor's getting ready to have dinner with his wife at a special restaurant. They are very excited about this dinner and they've been planning this all week. They are ready and heading out the house and the phone rings. Since the clots that form, the church is sit at home and requesting some pres from hop pastor. The pastor has a decision to make, but he proceeded to dinner with his wife or go to Sister, clotted in hard time of need. Now of course, this is a serious decision that this pasta has to make because on one hand, he has his wife and he doesn't want to upset as wife. And on the other hand, he has a very dedicated members of his church in need. And so this pastor has to make a decision quick. What will this past him do? Really apologizes wife and say, You know, honey, I know we really planned is we're gonna do this tomorrow. My my my church SR release in need. And I really need to go and pray for her because, you know, I am how spiritual leader and I think that this is very important. What will the pasta dough? It's a sacrifice. Okay? The position of leadership comes with a price tag. And a leader must understand his or her responsibilities and the sacrifices that will have to be made. It's not easy, is a tough job. The purpose of leadership is greater than the leader. So the leader has the put his a whore. Business aside, sometimes when it comes to being a leader, when it comes to being a leadership, sometimes you're going to have to tell your family, listen, I'm going to have this Daniel tonight. You are just going to have to do some things, okay? Is, it is a sacrifice. When you are a leader. Some sacrifices leaders make definitely time. Because being a leader takes up a lot of your time. You may find yourself not having enough time to spend with your own family. And I know many leaders that stay up late in the night, just working on projects or working on their sermon, or corporate leaders working on putting schedules together for their team for the next day. It requires a lot of time. It also requires a lot of effort and hard work. You take on the burden of other people also. So the burden is heavy when you are a leader. These are sacrifices that you have to make. And then you have the studied again knowledge to be an expert in your field because you don't just want to leave people, but you want to be an expert. You want to be special specialists in your field. And then having to give up what you need. And R4, this is a great, great sacrifice. And then you have a great responsibility and accountability as a leader. And my own personal life, I have to make a lot of sacrifices, developing causes and writing books, and sticking to my schedules so that I can be a better coach, author and writer. It is truly a lot of work and it takes a lot of time. I could be doing many things that bring me pleasure, such as watching a television, going on social media all day and not even worrying about the time going to the beach, spending lots of time with my children, go into the movies, et cetera. But I know the importance of what I am doing. And so I have to give up a lot of things now to accomplish goals and be better in the future. Ok, that's what making sacrifice is about. And you have to be able to do those things when you are in leadership. This has a lot to do with self-discipline. Being able to discipline those desires that are not in alignment with your mission, you must be able to identify distractions. When you are a leader. Many leaders don't want to make sacrifices because it's inconvenient. As human beings. We like to stick with the things that are convenient for us and what's familiar, ideal law familiarity. We don't like to break out of our comfort zones of break out of the box, right? Many people don't like to lose or give up stuff. These are the false leaders. Anytime you come across a leader that refuse to make sacrifices or give up something, or do something that's inconvenient for them, for the benefit and betterment of their society community or TM. They are false leaders. They want a lead in convenience. And they want to lead and doing the things that's feasible or doable for them. Things that make them comfortable. That is not true leadership. When you make sacrifices for your team or your supporters, they will remain loyal and devoted to you. They will stay with you through the ups and downs. They will sing of your praises. The best marketing strategy is reviews, all word of mouth. When you whack and fate, people will talk about GR, good deeds. Of course, this is prices you cannot pay for this. They will respect and love you. When people respect and love you, they would always want to be around. This is a good sign of true leadership. Now, if you are in the corporate world as a manager and you find that just staff don't even want to be around you, then you know, this is a sign that you are not a good leader. If your team members only want to be around you at work and they don't care about you when they are off, then you know that you are not a good leader. Because when you are a good leader, your team will love and respect you and they will develop a born which you, they will have a good relationship or do that goals beyond nine to five. And so this is how you know that you are a true leader when your team members want to be with you, when they don't have to. Giving up your needs and wants for the benefit of others. It isn't easy, and it isn't easy. It has a tough road. It is a tough job. But like the saying says, it is a tough job, but somebody have to do it. But these are the things that, these are things that creates attainable between leaders and followers. If you don't care to develop a good relationship with the people that you lead. Why is it? That is an excellent question wildly. If you don't care to have a good relationship with your team or your, your followers and your supporters. Why don't you give up your position of leadership and allow somebody else to leave because you are causing more harm than good. You are being destructive. I'll be don't need destructive leaders. This is the time now to have good leaders that promote transformational changes and our community in our nation and in our country. 17. Good Communication Pt.1: Welcome to good communication skills. One of the most important qualities that you need when it comes to leadership. It basically comes down to this good communication because of you don't know how to communicate with your staff or your team, your followers are your supporters. There will be a lot of misunderstandings, misinterpretations. People will develop their own perceptions of what you are trying to say. And you do not want people to develop their own perceptions of what you are trying to say or what you want to portray. You want your message to be sent out loud, unclear. You want people to read exactly what you're saying and understand it exactly how you wanted them to understand it. You want to speak. And they perceive exactly how you wanted them to perceive what you are trying to say. So you don't want any misunderstandings when you give out special assignments. You want your team to understand what it is that you want them to do. And so communication is important because as a leader you are going to be delegating responsibilities. And so you have to know how to communicate with your team so that the goals can be accomplished and achieved and so that you can definitely accomplish the vision, right, the end result of why the team exists in the first place. So what is good communication? Good communication is the ability to use verbal, speech, written, or other methods affectively to get your point across. When you are communicating. The other party or parties, understand what you are relaying to them because your message is clear and concise, but there is no confusion. People understand exactly what it is you are trying to say or not even trying to say what it is that you said. Or would have written. Communication is also the mechanism we use to develop unmodified relationships. We must understand that communication is not just tied to verbal and written. There are non-verbal things that can also send of energies and messages to people. So you must be careful of the communication where you speak and you write, you know, the oral communication and all of that. But she was also pay attention to those non-verbal communication as well. One of the most important thing as a leader when communicating is having the confidence to say. What you are thinking, be confident and knowing that you are worthy and capable of making worthwhile contributions to a conversation. Some people will agree with you and some people won't, but you have the right to speak. So basically, have the confidence to say what you want to say if you believe that what you're going to see is a great contribution, don't worry about those who are not going to agree with you. You must know as a leader that everyone is not going to agree with, which you are going to see on your leadership style. You don't exist to save everyone, ought to have all of the followers and supporters. Those who were designed from destiny to follow you are the ones who are going to stick with you. And some people are just not going to follow you and stick with you. Okay? Some team members that you have a view, our corporate leader or a manager. Some people just one never like you. It doesn't matter who you are. You can be genuinely, you can be authentic. They still won't like you. They still won't have confidence in you, have trust in you on one to be around you, thus what it is. And so you must have the components that just be who you are, be authentic and be unique. And at the end of the day, you know that you have the authority to speak and you do have the right to speak. Whereas on Yammer, so file communications skills that you need, you need listening skills. You have to know how to manage stress. You must be clear and concise, right? Straight talking. Emotion controls. We spoke about emotional triggers and non-verbal communication. You must have good non-verbal communication, which is good eye contact. Pay attention to your tone of voice. Pay attention to your facial expressions or what type of energy that you are sending out. These are five communications skills that you need. Of course they are moment, they are the top five, okay? When you're speaking to a team, they shouldn't be confused or having to refer to a dictionary because you use words that are not common or easy to comprehend. Now I know you've been to a seminar or you have some leader or supervisor or manager or whatever, a pastor who's ever leaving, right. I know that you've sit under some Needham when they speak or you read something that they would have written, you need to go and get a dictionary or you need to get your food and you need to google some of the words that they are saying. It makes no sense. Because the ordinary or the common man and woman don't know all of those PAYG words that you were using. So why use them? Some people don't even know how to pronounce them. Some people don't even understand the definition. So then what happens is you end up not connecting with your audience because you are using words that they don't understand. And so you've wasted time. Okay? So when you depends on the audience or the type of people that you are in the front of. Okay, so you must know as a leader, when to use certain styles that you have a when not to use them. So you basically how to determine your audience when you are communicating. What is the appropriate words to use? What are the appropriate strategies? How you should attack a particular situation. So you will have to be strategic in that. Okay? And so Paul communication skills lead to frequent misunderstandings and frustration. Noodle, you know, a particular lead every time they speak to you, you just leave confused because you don't understand what that person is saying. You don't understand it. They use Virgin one is done, or sometime they use words that are incorrect or not even appropriate. And so they leave you confuse and you don't understand the instruction that they gave you because of their poor communication. Ever wondered why some managers prefer to perform their own task. I know, you know, at least one manager you've worked with or supervising birthday. You were there working with them, but they never give you anything to do because they believe that they need to do their homework or they believe that if they, if they do it is going to be writing it. You do, it is not going to be right. You have all had one of those supervises. Well, it's because they are bad communicators. They don't know how to relate information affectively to their team members when achieving goals. So they prefer to just do with themselves. So they don't know how to give you the instructions or they don't know how to explain to you what they want, or they don't know how to achieve goals through you. Which is a bad quality. Because if you are a leader, you don't know how to achieve the same goal if you do it and get the same result. If you don't know how to do that to somebody else, you definitely shouldn't be in leadership. Because leaders must know how to accomplish their goals through other people. That's why you have a team, because you have one common vision, right? One goal and one team working towards that goal. And so it takes everyone to accomplish the goals of, you know, how to accomplish goals through other people. You're basically a false leader. Animal attended a seminar where you heard the whole presentation, but afterwards you can't see into remember anything the presenter said. This is an example of a person that don't have effective communication skills. Leaders with good communication skills knows how to command the attention of the audience. And so we will pick this up in the next lesson. 18. Good Communication Skills Pt.2: Welcome back to good communications skills. So in this lesson, we want to talk about tips to improve your communication skills. So the first thing on the top of your list should be making communication or priority. Make it a priority, and make improving your communication something that is important to you. Become a better communicator. Be simple and stick to your message. Engage or listeners or readers. Take time to respond, not being quick to answer. Sometimes people ask us questions. They want feedback from us and before we can even contemplate and think about what we really want to say the answer. And then you end up saying the wrong thing. So take time to respond. Let the person paid you take your time to figure out in your mind what is the best way you want to answer or give feedback? Because once it comes out of your mouth, it is manifested into the universe and you cannot take it back. And so you must be careful with the thing that come out of your motor. You respond how you act to others, develop your listening skills. I know it's hard. Sometimes we have our own situations going on and people are talking to us and our minds are all over the place. We are thinking about so many things. And so it was hard to pay attention to what the people when they are speaking. But as a leader, you must be able to listen. So develop your listening skills. Practice listening, whatever you need to do to work on your listening skills, you need to do it because as a leader, you must be able to listen to your team, listen to the people that are helping you to accomplish and achieve your mission in the organization. So that is extremely important and you don't want to see him selfish or Argand where whatever they are saying to you was not important. Everyone is important in your theme, so you must learn how to listen, respect your audience or your team. Maintain eye contact when you are speaking with other people. Because wondering your eyes and looking all over the place, or make you seem less confidence. And so you want to be confident, you want to be bold. You want to be brave and look in the eye of the person that you're speaking to because you have nothing to hide. You are a great leader. Pay attention to body language of audience. So if you are a public speaker, pay attention to how the audience is responding to what you are saying. So you can know you need to speak your speech or you need to take a different route. So you must be able to pay attention to body language and the nonverbal communication that is happening with the people that are listening to you. If you're given a speech or anything like that, you know, and so you would know if they agree with what you are saying or if they disagree. And so you can kind of shift your conversation or shift was going on. So you are feeding. Energy of the public, okay, or whoever you are speaking to. So effective communication skills can be developed and refined through practice. Good communication is not a skill that you are born with. You become better at communicating as you go along, as you develop. Okay? It develops over time. You can learn how to do it. You can take causes, you can be trained on how to become an effective communicator. And so if you are a leader, I admonish you to go ahead and take up some deeper causes on communication and learn powerful skill. Because once you know how to communicate with people effectively, you will be a great leader. Has worked to not do when communicating with your team. Don't interrupt people when they talk or talk over them. Don't send out myth messages. To not send out these type of messages that are mixed. Okay, make sure that your words, your tone of voice, your gestures, and your facial expressions match. Okay? And if they do not match, then they are Mex, You are confusing the people that you are trying to communicate to. And so what are some examples? For example, if you are disciplining someone and smiling, this is sending auto myths message. And as in effective. If you're delivering a positive message, The same applies. Makes sure that your words, tone of voice, facial expressions, and gestures. Much so you don't want people to get the wrong idea of what you are trying to say. If you are disciplining someone, then you don't know. You do not need to be smiling. Your face should match your tone of voice and what you are trying to do, everything. And so that there'll be no confusion. Or the other person is not trying to federal What is going on because you are smiling at them and then you're trying to discipline them at the same time? It doesn't make sense. How do you know if your verbal communication was in effective? You are TM or frequently asks you to repeat what you said. Or if it's a written communication, people will give negative reviews or they just not under which the message that you are trying to send out wasn't clear to the people that are reading it. And so they give negative reviews. They have a lot of questions. People are just not understanding or interpreting what you wanted to say. And so this is example of BOD or ineffective communication. You can develop this by improving your vocabulary and words. Use reef frequently to learn new words and practicing speaking in the mirror. How do you know if your written communication was ineffective? It takes more time for people to read what you're writing. And the feedbacks is frequently negative because of misinterpretations. So that's how you know of the written communication. Okay. Something we said earlier. So tips to enhance your speaking. What can you do to enhance your speaking of URL? Speaker? Speak clearly and don't mumble, be articulates. Pronounce your words clearly. If you don't know how to pronounce a word, don't use it. Use the proper words. If you're unsure of the meaning of a word, avoided it all. Sometimes we hear words and it sounds good. We like the word and then when you speak you use the word but the word doesn't line up the definition of the word this and fit where you where you placed it. So if you're not sure of the definition of the word and you don't know how to pronounce them, to not use it because it's going to confuse people and it's going to make, you know, make it look like you don't know what you're doing. Okay? And so people are going to miss interpretation, but you are trying to say, slow your speech down. Not too fast, not too slow. People will perceive you to be nervous if you speak too fast. And this is something that I work on myself trying to keep a moderate pace when speaking not too fast and not too slow where people have to finish off my sentences because I'm taking too long. You know, I don't have that problem. But you just want a balance of the two, you know, two fas where people, you know, they don't here, we're just saying because you're too fast and then you too slow where they have to help you finish a sentence. Okay, so right in the middle is where you want to develop your voice. A high, squeaky voice is not perceived as one of authority. And you know that if you are a leader, you must send the message that you have authority and that you are on an authoritative speaker. So you must get to tune right? When you speak as a leader, to not speak with, fail, to not speak with shyness, to not be intimidated, or do not speak with self-doubt or in security. When you speak or communicate, you must be confidence. You must be brief. You must be courageous pole, and you must be authoritative because you are an authoritative leader. And so when you speak, it should match authority. How do I make a good impression on the people I communicate with? Hairs out, smile, maintain eye contact. Be a good listener of people. Answer, what did I just say? You should be able to say, which they just said. So it shows that you are listening to what they were saying. Cave them of firm handshake if you're meeting them for the first time. So these are some ways that you can make a good impression on the people that you can communicate with. Thank you so much. And that is the end of good community. 19. Solving Problems: Welcome to this lesson where we will be discussing a true leader must know how to solve problems. Lead us require a good level of spirituality. They must be able to see things in a different way and to inspire their team. To see things in a different way. We need to change the way we look at circumstances. Instead of seeing things as problems. Leaders should lead their team, know that they should see problems as challenges. And I'll tell you the reason why. Mentally, when you think you have a problem, you try to stay away from it. Because as humans, we avoid problems. We don't like problems. We like things to go away. And when we meet roadblocks and issues, we tend to try to run away from it. So you can reprogram your mind to see things differently. Save names as challenges, and Emperor implant into your mind that challenges, on the other hand, are divine opportunities. So let's not call them problems. We will call them challenges. And what are challenges? Divine opportunities. When you reprogram your mind to see obstacles and challenges are not problems, you'll find creative ways to overcome those hurdles. These are some problems or leader my face when leading. Lack of communication, lack of resources, not meeting deadlines, not meaning goals, not getting along with others. Bad customer service, financial problems. Paula Tod's lack of teamwork, unsatisfied customers, lack of feedbacks, low moral, lack of appreciation or recognition. And that is extremely important because leaders must know how to appreciate and recognize they are good team members. It should not go unnoticed If you are a team member that is always on the side of you pushing and making sure that you are successful and the team is successful. You should appreciate them and you should reward them for their good works. In adequate training is also a problem. A leader my face, and efficient and inefficient systems on stress or overworked team members. These are some heavy situations that leaders was tried to resolve. A great leader see challenges as opportunities. Whether you wish to call it a problem or a challenge. Leaders, but problem-solving skills Know how to identify issues, find the effective solutions, and implement those solutions. This is an extremely important skill for leaders. And of course, we know that leaders put the pieces together. That's why they are important. They put the puzzle together so that the picture is beautiful and exciting. Thus, the job of a leader. Some key problems solving skills include active listening, analysis. A leader must know how to research. They must be creative. Leaders must know how to communicate. They must know how to be dependable on other people and not just to which a self leader mindset, where they feel as if they must do everything themselves, if they wanted to be right. Know, you must be able to depend on your team, decision-making and team building these key problem-solving skills. When defining a problem or a challenge, leaders mass differentiate opinion from Fox. You don't want to attempt to solve a problem off of other people's opinion and not trying to the facts of what the problem is. That is a that is in itself a big problem or a challenge, then a leader must identify underlining causes, what caused the problem. Not just looking at the symptom of which you're experiencing, but go back into the root of why the problem or the challenge exists, then the leader must state the problem specifically say what it is called the thing out. Do not hide the truth. Say with the problem is and the Pacific with the problem, then avoid trying to solve a problem, a data or proper information. And so how do you get the data or proper information? Well, track your progress, track your defeats and your failures, and see what worked and what didn't work. Look at the numbers, look at what's going on. This is why it's important to keep records as a leader. Because the records help you get a better understanding of what's happening and it makes you better at analyzing. And so you must avoid trying to come up with a solution for a problem without looking at the data and look what I'm looking at past information. We will continue this in the next. 20. Solving Problems Pt.2: Welcome back to problem solving. So when finding a solution, don't make hasty decisions based on one solution. Await alternative solutions. So don't look for quick fixes or the easier route. Wait to see if there are other ways that you can solve that particular problem. With our just jumping on the first solution and then brainstorm with your team. This is a useful technique that you can use to detect cause and effect. So don't be the do-it-yourself leader where you're not consulting your team and you're just making decisions off of your head and just doing what you want to do. Okay, be considerate of your team. Asks them, what do they think? Do you have any suggestions? What are their thoughts and what are their ideas? Involve your team and your problem solving process, okay? And don't focus only on the result that you want, but focus also on new opportunities that can allow for real improvement and the problem-solving process. So when you choose the solution that is easier or it doesn't require much effort or much time. You will notice because you don't get to do the things or go down the route that will allow you to discover new skills and new abilities. And you know that route that will allow you to grow and develop because you're learning something new. And so you rob yourself of real improvement. Okay, so don't only focus on wanting to solve the problem, but try to embrace which you can learn in the process. Execution. There are many leaders that are great at defining problems. When they see a problem, they know exactly what it is. They know how to come up with a solution along with their team. And they have everything planned out to the T. But they don't implement the solution to their problem exists forever and ever in the organization. Because the leader does not have what it takes to execute the solution. So don't be this type of leader when you have a solution to the problem implemented, executed and track at to see how it works. Stand by your solution, Cellular solutions to others so that they can buy into it, is important that you have your team support. This is why it's not wise to be a do-it-yourself leader. Where you come up with a solution without the suggestions and ideas and opinions and feedback of your team. Because if it fails, then you are going to be the one to be responsible, accountable for the failure. Okay? If you cannot sell your solution to your team, then you shouldn't go into or you shouldn't use that solution. So make sure you have their support, make sure they agree, or what you are doing. This is why you have a team, okay? This is why you have a team. Use your team, use the expertise of other people in your team for success. Seek feedback to see how others feel about the new changes. So we might have customers or something like that or whoever your organization appeals to final from them how they liked the new changes. What do they think it's working? Do they have any any criticism about the solution final was going on so that you can know or determine whether you need to tweak it here or there, then follow APA. Just solution strategy is to see if it's working or how it's working, the way you OER team designed it or planned it to work. So don't just centered solution and nobody is tracking it. You must track your progress. You must track sandbox the feeds and failures so that you can know what's going on. You must analyze the situation to make sure that the problem is solved. As a leader, you will face many obstacles as you grow. But every time you saw the problem effectively, it gives you the opportunity to enhance your skills. Sometimes you might fail, but learn from your mistakes. It's nothing wrong with failing. Failure is your friend. So here's an example of an obstacle or challenge. Danny, a political leader, faces issues relating to his country, the citizens, and are unsatisfied with nationwide electricity issues. Danny, well, how to analyze the problem to determine the cause and effect. He will also how to analyze the facts. What are the fats, what is causing this? The fact is that the electricity company has not been upgrading the electricity plant, which is where the machines or the generators and stuff are, which causes the city to have constant blackouts. So Danny has a decision to make. So what? Danny Danny decides to me, but the electricity company, he allowed the team leaders of the electricity company to speak us to why they haven't been following the protocols. The rainstorm are together, come up with solutions to fix this problem.