Today, LEAP Summit attendees were ready to LEARN from Andreas von der Heydt. What qualities do you think a leader needs? Are you THAT leader? Are you following THAT leader? Andreas shares with us just how truly caring and diligent he is, and how his positive and upbeat attitude reflects so highly in the minds of those he touches.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” Alan Kay
Think big . . . be bold . . . pick yourself up after failures . . . think outside the box. A leader is not afraid that his people will rise up. He is afraid that they will NOT, and so he encourages them to success as leaders rather than followers who must be taught everything from A to Z and beyond.
Leaders must ask these “6 Success Questions:”
- Why not?
- What if? What if not?
- What else?
- Who? When? By When?
These six basic questions provide the foundation for anything a leader does personally and professionally.
#2. Lead & Execute!
A leader is both effective and efficient by aiming at doing the right things in the right way. He strongly believes in the art of execution, and he know how hard and painful it can be to have things implemented.
Forget the traditional list of things you won’t accomplish. Get out and be inspired by a Mama Mia! play or go ice skating in the park to fire up those neurons in your beautiful mind! Then, take that positive energy and THINK BIG. Write them down, think about them daily. Make them your new mantra. These are no longer resolutions, they are dreams now manifesting themselves as REALITY.
A leader believes that you will what you want and that there are no limits to personal growth. He is both optimistic and realistic. He is open-mindeded, attentive and focused. This high level of awareness and focus allows him to see things that many of us do not notice because we are too busy with problems and ourselves.
A leader enjoys developing and coaching others. He invests a lot of energy and time in building and maintaining personal relationships founded on trust. Trust is a core belief and value of a leader, which they work hard to earn and keep.
#6. Improve & Innovate!
A leader is disruptive! He is the fastest with the best! A leader does NOT penalize failures!
Remember as a leader that we get back what we give and that we should LOVE every day.
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt