Today, more than ever before, bold leadership is needed! In this current climate of uncertainty, coupled with many instances of corruption, greed and unrighteousness, we need more leaders who are not afraid of doing what is right even if it’s not popular. To take a step back, according to the Google dictionary, bold is an adjective that describes a person, action, or idea showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. Some synonyms of bold include, daring, brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, fearless, dauntless, audacious, daredevil—all words that describe needed characteristics of a leader. In fact, if you define a bold leader, it is someone who is courageous and prepared to go against the tide of popular thinking. They often see problems and challenges as opportunities. They know and recognize their gifts and build upon them constantly.
As a leader myself, I don’t believe that a company or group can be successful without bold leadership. But is that all it takes? For me, bold leadership is the beginning, but in order to create a winning strategy you need to have bold leadership with a sprinkle of compassion. That is the winning formula.
At the most basic level, bold compassionate leadership allows you to inspire and create loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees by showing them that you are willing to be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate leader. Showing bold compassion allows your employees (or those you have the privilege of leading) to see your vision, understand your mission and be willing to own and execute that vision and mission as if it were their own. Leadership isn’t about telling people what to do, it’s about putting out a goal and allowing your team to add their strength and knowledge into how to accomplish that goal. When you think about how much time employees spend at the workplace it makes total sense to instill compassion in your leadership style in order to create a nurturing environment where employees feel free to be their best selves.
Bold leadership is a must if you want to accomplish your objectives, but if you want to disrupt an industry, build a culture of excellence, and stay on the cutting edge of your business, then you must implement bold compassionate leadership. This allows you to take your company to the next level, while motivating your team to maximize their full potential to be the best that they can possibly be.