This is a wonderful video discussing some ideas about what it takes to be an effective Leader (Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader)
Video Link HERE
Some points that stood out for me:
1. ‘Shape your future, don’t just react to it’ – Don’t be a ‘head down leader’ but instead look around corners – anticipate change, and make a decision to change ones course of action in the present moment. I am still working my way though Stephen Coveys book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” — but this really links to Coveys idea of being proactive, not letting your environment control take control.
2. A reflecting point, what is my capacity to develop relationships with people different than myself? A more diverse network offers more solutions, alternative perspectives and new insight
3. Be Brave! Creativity, innovation & risk taking, “Great leaders dare to be different”. This reminds me of the video ‘Making a movement’ (TED talk by Derek Sivers) and the idea of a lone nut! If you haven’t watched this clip, it is a must.