John Maxwell often talks about the Law of the Lid, which basically states that the level of an organization will never excel beyond the level of its primary leader. You will always struggle to lead other people beyond your own level of leadership proficiency.
Leadership is all about growing other people, developing people, and lifting and raising people. Leadership means developing other people to their potential.
Leadership is not about you being the rockstar. Leadership is about you pouring into others and giving others a track to grow on.
In other words, if I’m leading at a seven I will never be able to take people beyond a five or six. Jesus was a ten. He is the Master Leader, but all of us are somewhere below that. We all find ourselves at different places and at different levels.
The question is, how do I lift the lid? How do I change my capacity? How do I grow in my ability to influence other people?
That’s what I answer in the latest episode of The Digital Leadership Podcast on 5 Ways to Grow Your Leadership Capacity.
With this episode, I’ve started offering three ways to consume the content – via the audio podcast, the Youtube video, or the written article version, and all three are available here…
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PS – I’m going to be hosting a live coaching session inside The Digital Leadership Lab THIS Thursday at 1:00 pm CST where we’ll talk about how to grow the capacity of your organization by expanding everyone’s leadership capacity.
Outreach is essential, but often the healthiest growth comes from within as we empower and develop more leaders, making room for more people to get involved in the movement. Save your seat for this and all future sessions!
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Steve Olsher is a good dude with a long history of building successful businesses, and he’s mastered the game of building and monetizing podcasts.
Seth Godin recently said that podcasting is the new blogging, and while I think it’s a long transition, he’s definitely onto something.
Steve has a free, downloadable blueprint on how to profit from podcasting.
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Just a few links, articles, books, etc. I’m reading lately.
- Looking for a good podcast? I’m loving The Ed Mylett Show! Ed’s a business guy with an incredible story and just gives amazing practical advice for life.
- Travis Stephens offers some heart-felt advice for church leaders in his piece, Help, My Church Refuses to Change!
- Jay, from MagiStudios, recently hosted a great webinar on how to Produce, Record & Uploading Your YouTube Videos.
- Shawn Lovejoy recently released his book on Measuring Success and turned a snippet into an article on how to Leverage Your Stress.
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