I Believe in Leadership

“If people believe in themselves it’s amazing what they can accomplish.”
Sam Walton

Sam Walton, whether you like it or not, created one of the biggest companies in the world-Walmart. How?  By seeing what people wanted, learning from other store’s mistakes, planning and taking chances.  Walton knew then what is being realized now: leaders who really want to make things happen invest in people.

A leader, by it’s very definition, has people who follow them.  A good leader, in my opinion, not only has followers, but raises those followers up to be leaders too.  Thus, I think Sam Walton is correct in acknowledging the power of belief.  Good leaders teach followers that they are just as important and valuable as the leader, and takes the time to care for and support them.

Does this mean you have to help your current clients grow and learn to the point where they don’t need your services?   No, but it means that in addition to doing what you’re paid to do, I encourage you to take the time to make them a leader in their own way and field.  Actually, if they’re smart they’ll keep working with you even after they’ve become big leaders because they know the value you’ve brought them already.

That said, I have 2 questions for you:

Do your clients believe in themselves?  Do they believe that they have value and are important, not only to you as a client but to the world?

and

What can you do to help your clients believe in themselves more?

If we all believed in ourselves, I think we could save the economy, planet and human race.  What will you do today to encourage someone?

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