Positional Vs Moral Authority


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By Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, Non-Profit Leadership Equipping , and Blogger, Garry Brackett: Executive Coach, and Non-Profit Leadership Equipping. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The key question that demands an answer is how do we captivate people’s heart? There are three things that I would offer to answer this question.

Be Authentic – Pay The Price – It will be significant – Give Value to others.

Leadership is not about being in charge. It is more about caring for those in your charge!

Let’s consider 4 aspects of Leading with Moral Authority.

COMPITENCE – this is the ability to lead well. This is the CORE of leadership! You do not have authority over others until you have earned it.

COURAGE – this is the ability to move forward in the face of fear. Consider the Special Olympics Motto: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Courage will cause you to get up tomorrow and try again. Courage will help you as a leader to find your voice.

CONSISTENCY – This means that you will absolutely strive to do well all the time not just some of the time. This mind-set establishes your trust-worthiness! Consistency demonstrates your growth-mind-set. Consistency communicates that I am relevant!

Your consistency mostly communicates what you want from others. Consistency will compound over time.

CHARTER – this more about being bigger on the inside than on the outside. Here are two key questions:1.What do you want to do with your leadership?2.Do you have it in you to do something BIG?

If living in the arena of Moral Authority is really your goal, then allow me to leave you with 5 key statements.

1.Put People First – ALWAYS!

2.Live to make a difference – not money!

3.Present the best version of yourself to the world Nothing less!

4.Express gratitude often – reject entitlement!

5.Be willing to be misunderstood and lonely for the right reasons!

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