"Spend less time being interesting and more time being interested in people and the world" - Shira


I just stumbled on some notes I wrote after reading one of Seth Godin's daily emails which I subscribe to. For those who don't know who Seth Godin is- he's a marketing expert and author of 12 books on the subject of personal and professional branding. I've read a few of them, but must say his latest, Linchpin, is a must read for all of us who are or want to be indispensable in our fields or as he likes to call it, our  "art".

On this specific day, his email spoke a bit about the characteristics of leaders. This is what I had written down that resonated and I thought I would share with all of you:

Challenge culture
Curiousity- ask questions?
Connect people to one another
Charisma doesn't make a leader, leading creates charisma

He also touched on the concept of movements and invoking change with this diagram:

Who are you upsetting- if you're not upsetting, you're not changing status quo?
Who are you connecting?
Who are you leading? not mechanics/who?

Just thought I'd share a little something that I think about, inspires me to strive for more in my life and work and hopefully can help you too! 🙂