What Makes Leaders Matter More

Leadership Freak

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Leaders don’t matter until they do what matters. Intrinsic human worth and the value of a leader are separate issues.

You don’t matter when you do what doesn’t matter.

Doing what matters:

The people who ultimately know what matters are the people you serve, customers. The more you please customers the more you matter.

Without customers you don’t matter.

The more value you bring the more valuable you are.

Others to please include:

  1. Bosses.
  2. Boards.
  3. Colleagues.
  4. Employees.

People-pleasing isn’t leadership. Never sacrifice values, ethics, passion, or your talent. Don’t lose yourself to please others. But, leaders matter when they do what matters and, ultimately, others determine what matters.

Doing more of what matters:

  1. Identify your customer and the people you serve.
  2. Ask the people you serve if it matters. You think you know what matters but you don’t. You judge what matters by what matters to you. I asked one…

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