Leadership and Revelry by Greg Richardson
Leaders develop our ability to bring out our truest, best selves. They are able to recognize and appreciate who we are, and who we can be. Good leaders can perceive how our abilities fit with their own values, and how we can work together well. Great leaders have vision that sees us in ways we may never have seen ourselves. The help us celebrate our true selves.
Leaders inspire, and stretch, me when they find the ways our shared values and vision create ways we can work together well.
Some people have tried to change or control who I was becoming. They were concerned about or afraid of aspects of my deepest truths. They were more focused on whether I was meeting their expectations than on who I have the potential to be.
The leaders who make the most difference in my life connect with who I really am, even when I do not yet imagine it myself, and celebrate the person I could become.
They are not as concerned with changing or controlling me as with exploring what is possible and celebrating how far we can go.
Leaders who inspire me know how powerful revelry can be. Revelry is not all fun and games. Revelry takes hard work, and celebrates the growth and effectiveness that come with that work. Knowing who you are and what you can accomplish contributes to taking responsibility for doing what you can.
Leaders help us laugh in the face of challenges, and laugh at ourselves. Leaders help us laugh with joy as we become our true selves. Their true selves draw out our true selves, and together we become much more than we were before.
How is revelry important to your leadership?
About Greg Richardson is a spiritual mentor, and leadership and organizational coach, in Pasadena, California. Greg has served as a criminal prosecutor, an executive, and a university professor. Greg’s website is StrategicMonk.com and he is on Twitter @StrategicMonk.
I’m honored to have Greg as my special guest on #bealeader this week. Please join Greg and I this Thursday, December 6th at 7pmET/4pmPT on #bealeader Tweetchat . Follow the #bealeader hashtag on Twitter to join in the conversation.