It’s time to reconsider what great leadership looks and feels like.
Many people believe the enduring myth that leaders are born, that the qualities are in their DNA from Day One, and only a select few are capable of fulfilling the role. In reality, it takes hard work, dedication, and, most importantly, finding and connecting with yourself.
People often form a false version of themselves based on what they believe a leader unnaturally looks and acts like. In fact, forcing yourself to “fit” a role often comes at the expense of staying true to yourself, and really belonging.
In a world where all of us are called to lead, whenever and wherever we see that things could be better than they are, we find ourselves asking the question: what does great leadership look and feel like in reality? Effective modern leadership focuses on connection rather than control, and communication rather than command, qualities that anyone can pursue, work on, and master.
In this episode of Plant Yourself with Howard Jacobson, Dr. Michelle K. Johnston, the author of The Seismic Shift in Leadership, reveals what great leadership looks and feels like and how to master the skills and mindset.
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Howie Jacobson, Ph.D., is an executive coach to clients ranging from startup founders to established and rising Fortune 100 leaders, and a health educator and healthcare disruptor. He is the co-author of You Can Change Other People: The Four Steps to Help Colleagues, Employees — Even Family — Up Their Game, and the author of Google AdWords For Dummies, as well as coauthor of the Coaching for Performance chapter in the AMA’s Certified Professional in Management Body of Knowledge series. His writings have also appeared in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and Market Watch. Howie is a member of Dr. Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches.