Last week I had a great opportunity to spend some time with a number of amazing leaders, including the President of USANA Health Sciences, Kevin Guest. I spent much of the weekend reflecting on this amazing week and all of the people I connected with. It got me thinking about some of the qualities that these leaders all shared and I wanted to share them with you.
Passion – Not only are leaders passionate about what they do for a living, they are passionate about life! They are also committed to helping others find their passion as well.
Faith – There are many ways faith can be defined. It can be faith in God, the Universe, Allah, Buddah – or even just a very strong faith in yourself. All leaders have faith in themselves, their teams, their goals and their dreams. And this unwavering faith is a key to their success.
Humility – The greatest leaders are the ones who rarely toot their own horn. In fact, they are the ones that will be rewarding and thanking everyone else – they are the first in line to offer congratulations and the first ones to send flowers.
Perseverance – Amazing leaders realize that there is no such thing as overnight success. To be successful at anything takes years of dedication and practice. They have been through challenges and made mistakes, but they stick to their plan and continue to work towards their dreams.
Ability to Inspire – A true leader does not motivate people, rather they inspire people to take action, to make a difference, to follow their dreams, to set goals and to live the life they have always dreamed of. The lead with their actions, and these actions are what inspire others.
Lifelong learning – They are never satisfied with what they already know. They are always reading, listening. learning and watching. They understand that the world around them is every changing, so they must continue to learn and adapt to stay ahead.
And finally, a true leader is not afraid to love. To love what they do, to love the people they work with, to love every situation they end up in – even the most difficult ones.