Love is a central pillar in strength-based leadership. This post will offer a perspective on love in leadership from Tim Sanders. In future posts, this blog will examine, illustrate, and offer ideas on the role of love in leadership.
Tim Sanders had a recent New York Time Bestseller entitled: Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. I recommend the book. Click here to read a short outline of the book from the Fast Company website.
Mr. Sanders uses the phrase lovecat to outline love in leadership. This means:
Offer your wisdom freely. Give away your address book to everyone who wants it. And always be human.
In other words: share your knowledge, network and compassion.
Here is the beginning of the Fast Company article:
The most powerful force in business isn’t greed, fear, or even the raw energy of unbridled competition. The most powerful force in business is love. It’s what will help your company grow and become stronger. It’s what will propel your career forward. It’s what will give you a sense of meaning and satisfaction in your work, which will help you do your best work.
The Fast Company article might be a beginning but are you ready to keep it going?
I encourage you to keep returning as the topics of strength, love, and energy in leadership are developed and you are given keys to your own leadership development.
Are you willing to fall in love with leadership and make leadership your love?