People oriented Leadership goes beyond job titles or positions. True people oriented leadership is about inspiring others, investing time and knowledge in teams, and recognizing the unique stories that shape individuals. In this blog post, we will explore the essence of being a people-oriented leader, acknowledging that everyone has the potential to lead and make a positive impact.
- Inspiring Others to Reach New Heights: People leaders can inspire and motivate others to achieve their dreams and aspirations. How? The first step is to spend quality time with individuals, get to know them, get to know their dreams and aspirations, then and only then, can you provide the right support and resources. Leaders should act as cheerleaders, recognizing and celebrating achievements along the way, even the small achievements need to be celebrated.
- Serving Others: People leaders recognize that leadership is not about exerting power or authority but rather about serving others. People oriented leaders understand the importance of soft skills such as empathy, humility, and active support. Soft skills should now be considered essential skills which is guaranteed to leave a positive impact on individuals and teams.
- Embracing Individual Stories: Understanding the stories that shape individuals is crucial for effective people leadership. Have you ever met anyone who didn’t have a story? Active listening, empathy, and creating a safe space for team members to share their experiences and perspectives will give you an appreciation of the diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and values of team members, people leaders can build stronger connections and foster an inclusive and supportive environment.
Conclusion: Being a people-oriented leader is not about holding a position of authority. It is about inspiring others, investing in teams, and embracing the unique stories that shape individuals. Focusing on these 3 aspects will help you create a positive and thriving work environment where everyone can flourish. Let’s embrace the principles of people’s leadership and make a lasting impact on the lives of those we lead.
Denise Beaupre is a dedicated business consultant, leadership mentor, and successful entrepreneur, with a rich history of success in various ventures including managing and owning a trucking company for 22 years and a multi-million dollar real estate career. Personally mentored by personal development industry giant Bob Proctor, Denise is passionate about fostering creativity and growth within businesses. She has developed a unique academy designed to help people from all industries and all levels of business to RISE ABOVE. Learn about her latest course “Unleash the Power of Adaptability and Creativity in the Workplace” here.