In the wake of Clemson’s recent championship win, I decided that now is the perfect time to discuss what makes a great leader.
Those who know me know that I’m a huge fan of the Clemson Tigers. With that said, I was of course thrilled with their recent championship win.
It’s always exciting to see your team do well, but there’s something deeper we should all be taking away from this kind of success. I’m talking about the power of leadership.
As the head of my own team, I love to study great leaders. I’m always striving to figure out what makes for strong guidance. When I look to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, for example, I see a man whose leadership is driven by higher purpose.
Instead of focusing on what his team can do for him, he sets his sights on what he can do for his team. In Dabo’s case, his purpose is to do well by his team and, more importantly, to do well by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Another great leader I look to in my life is my mentor Tony Robbins, who says that happiness comes from growth and progress. And, when you think of happiness like that, it becomes obvious why success and joy are so closely intertwined. The desire to always be better tomorrow than you are today is what drives us forward.
This is why, sometimes, people who have overcome an incredible goal will soon after fall into a period of depression. After all, how do you go up when it seems there’s nowhere left to climb? The answer is simple: You find a new goal. When you conquer one goal, it’s time to set and achieve your next.
For me, my goals are centered on three things: constant growth, service to others, and leading with love. When I focus my leadership on these pillars, my team and I thrive.
If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give my team or me a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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