Leaders and wealth often go hand in hand but is it because good leaders focus on wealth or are it just a by-product of good leadership? The truth is good leaders do not focus on money but rather on people, and many great leaders were not wealthy.
With much of the world hating on the wealthy, you may be wondering how leaders navigate the complex world of leadership and wealth.
You Are What You Do, No What You Have
Step one is to realise that as a leader, you are what you do not what you have. To gain and grow your following you need to be doing and inspiring, not having and showing off. Material things come and go like the wind, whereas movements and service are remembered forever.
Leaders Step Down From Their Ego’s
There is no I in TEAM, and no leader gets where they do without a team. Egotistical leaders fall from power extremely fast as they end up losing their supporters. Instead, good leaders lose the ego and focus on serving those around them. In turn, they will end up serving and following you.
Grow Your Circle of Influence
Having a strong circle of influence is vital and understanding your circle of influence is imperative. A sports leader will probably struggle to lead a group of people in business, vice versa a business leader would find it unfamiliar to lead a sports team and sports circle. Understanding where your leadership circle of influence is will help you to reach the right people that you resonate with.
Can Your Be Wealthy and a Good Leader?
The million-dollar question, can you be wealthy and a good leader? The answer, yes! However, if your primary focus is on money, the chances are you are not focusing enough on people. Leaders build people, people build businesses. Focus on the people and they will build the company.
To be a good leader you need to focus on serving others by putting your community first and by losing your ego. While wealth is often a by-product of good leadership, it is rarely the aim. Focus on people and the people will help you build.
“Go fast alone, go far together”.