What Anchors Your Leadership?
Studies show that the most effective leaders are people who are grounded in solid foundations.
These are people who set their sights on:
- Concrete and tangible dreams
- Pursuits that round out and don’t betray your authenticity
- Goals that others can visualize
- Visions that other people can believe and participate in
A leader without any of the above anchors will drift along their career, never accomplishing much and lead others to a vague horizon.
Anchoring your leadership can take many forms, such as:
- Serving others
- Pursuing the company vision to enrich customer’s experience
- Creating jobs and careers
- Developing future leaders
- Providing for your family and loved ones
- Giving and serving in your community
- Building a company with purpose, not just profit
- Making a mark on your industry
- Raising the bar on innovation
- Establishing a way of business governed by integrity and character
We all have particular anchors to latch onto. Whether we succeed and make an impact in what we set out to do is determined by the substance of what grounds us. If our sole purposes are to gain wealth, authority, or have an easy life, we will miss the mark and come up with an empty purpose.
It starts, as Simon Sinek says, “Why?” If your “Why?” is solid enough to not be moved by shifting currents of ethics, politics, or personalities, then you have established a worthwhile cause to rally around and will find others partaking in the journey with you.
Find your anchor. Make sure it’s solid and unmovable. Keep yourself grounded as you pursue the goal.
What anchors you? Inspire us by sharing below!