This is Jenni Catron’s definition of leadership in her newest book, “The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership: The Power of Leading from Your Heart, Soul, Mind, & Strength”:
“Extraordinary leadership is found in a leader who has searched to discover his or her authentic self and from that place influences others to accomplish great dreams through intentional relationships (heart), spiritual awareness (soul), wise counsel (mind), and relentless vision (strength).”
On page 7 she writes this: “Learning to live out this definition is the journey that we’re going to take together. Now that we have an idea of what leadership is, we need to understand where leadership begins.”
In that same section, she wrote that “Moving from ordinary to extraordinary is a progression, not an overnight process. Extraordinary is a result of a hungry, teachable attitude and a commitment to consistent growth and progress.”
My desire is that every serious leader will consider making this powerful book a permanent part of your leadership library.