The best of Lead With Giants-Uplifting Leadership Insights!

This month’s Best of Lead With Giants is being hosted by Dan Forbes on his blog .  Jump on over there now to see the best leadership blog posts published this month from the Lead With Giants Community.

Are you communicating or connecting with others?

With the increase use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook and blogs, we are bombarded with thousands of messages every single day.  
Our world is cluttered with words all day long as we receive and send messages to the people around us. 
We seem to communicate more than any other time in history by the resources available to us. 
But are we communicating or connecting?

Become the Kind of Person Others Want to Follow

“The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other people follow, but on making yourself the kind of person they want to follow. “ Lee Cockerell
Leadership is an expression of your heart and soul. To become a leader, you need to know your higher purpose and believe in it passionately.You can develop the qualities of authenticity, empathy, curiosity, developing others and explaining the big WHY. 
As a leader you need to be fully committed to nurturing the well-being and commanding the trust of the people around you
Only in the context of a meaningful relationship can people feel empowered and inspired to demonstrate their greatest potential. Continue reading

The meaning of trust

“Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust is fundamental to our safety, autonomy, and self-worth as human beings. It’s the core foundation of every relationship we have. When we trust someone we feel safe to share our feelings, hopes and dreams. We feel we can talk about our concerns without any repercussions. Continue reading