The words you use influence the quality of your leadership. Every single day we are engaged in an exchange of vocabulary. Somehow the expressions we use forward our cause and produce favorable results. The words that we hear are just as important, giving us a glimpse into others intentions and understanding.
Words are vital to a leader. Strong, visionary, disruptive, encouraging, cautionary, and even the unspoken. The words help us to lead.
I want to suggest some words that you might not speak aloud, but should keep in mind as you relfect on your responsibility as a leader and the example that you set. These are words that will enhance your influence and effectiveness.
Activity - a state of action. A leader is action oriented.
Congruity - consistent and suitable to the priority. A leader is intentional in their actions.
Industry - steady attention to business. A leader is aware of the opportunities and dangers.
Alacrity - promptness in response, cheerful readiness or prompt, brisk. A leader is responsive.
Priority - most important consideration. A leader keeps focused on what matters most.
Futurity - future state or time (a future event). A leader thinks ahead.
Does your day to day activity reflect these key words? Would the people you lead be able to claim that you are a person of these words?
What words would you add to the list that could make for better leadership?