4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

When you begin to lead, you may not realize leadership is full of decisions. Not all of them are fun.

There are decisions every leader has to make. Some will be great. Some will be frustrating. And others will be sad.

What decisions do you have to make as a leader?

Knowing that you’re going to have to make hard choices going into leadership does make the painful struggle better. Though the preparation doesn’t fully equip you for the choices you’ll have to make.

Today, we’ll look at 4 decisions every leader will have to make at some point in their journey.

4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

1. The decision to lead:

Yes, every leader has to make this decision. You do too.

Are you going to accept the mantel of leadership or will you push the gift away? Leaders accept the position they’ve chosen and steward it well.

Are You Ready To Lead?

Leadership is rarely a position that you’re ready for when you walk into the role. Many times, young leaders are thrust into the role of leadership well before they’ve had time to prepare.

That’s a scary proposition. And many leaders bow out before their time is done.

Being in a position you’re not ready for can wear you down. It can break you. You will want to quit.

But that’s because you’re not prepared. It doesn’t mean you can’t become prepared.

We have to be prepared to lead

Abraham Lincoln is often credited with saying:

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Did good old Abe Lincoln really say this? I’m not sure.

What I am sure about is that the quote is still valid. And preparation is something we must do regularly.

The 5-Step Process To Bravery

Answers From Leadership Podcast #39

I was introduced to Adam Kirk Smith by my friend Leo Lampinen a year or two ago. Adam’s created a massive following through his blog and social media accounts.

He also knows a thing or two about leadership. He’s a life coach and consultant where he helps leaders impact more people, create more margin, and accomplish more

When I heard Adam was releasing a new book, The Bravest You, I wanted to have him on the show. Thankfully, he agreed and now you get to benefit from our conversation.

Listen in as Adam Kirk Smith and I discuss bravery, how bravery impacts leadership, and The Bravest You.

Adam Kirk Smith on the 5-step process to bravery on Answers From Leadership podcast

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10 Leaders You Need To Follow Today

Great leaders are also great followers. They seek mentors who will spur them along in their leadership.

These follower leaders also know they need to continue to learn and grow. That’s why the follow other leaders.

Today, I want to take a look at 10 leaders every leader needs to follow.

10 Leaders You Need To Follow Today

  1. Phil Cooke

    I’ve been reading Phil’s blog for as long as I can remember. His articles spur the reader to embrace change.

  2. Jenni Catron

    Jenni is an amazing speaker and author. She’s also a former podcast guest on Answers From Leadership.

    If you need help putting feet to vision, Jenni is the leadership coach for you.

  3. Skip Prichard

    Much like Phil, I’ve been following Skip for quite some time. His insights into the world of leadership constantly challenge me to improve and grow.

The Amazing Power Of Kindness

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 37 With Leon Logothetis

Do you believe kindness can change one person? And then that one person can change the world?

Leon Logothetis watched The Motorcycle Diaries and a thought popped into his head. He wanted to see if he could travel around the world on the kindness of strangers. This birthed The Kindness Diaries, a book and an original series on Netflix where Leon travels the globe on Kindness One relying on the kindness of others.

After being introduced to The Kindness Diaries by my author friend Brian Lund, I knew I had to have Leon on the show to talk about the amazing power of kindness. Kick back, pop in your headphones, and listen to this great episode of Answers From Leadership.

Leon Logothetis shares how kindness has changed his life

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Show Notes:

Leon, what else would you like listeners to know about you?

I support the Liverpool football club. I’m a big soccer fan. And I love connecting with people.