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Authentic Leadership

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

I asked Jeanne to teach me how to do speed work so I could mix up my running routine, making it a little less routine. It’s easy to get into a rut even in good habits. Tonight, she taught me and made it fun. There are many more lessons I’ve learned from her through the years. She’s magnetic and draws people to her with who she is to the core.

Jeanne will often say she’s a follower not a leader. It could not be farther from the truth. Authentic leadership is unselfish, shining the spotlight on others. Authentic leadership shares knowledge with actions more than words, with genuine enthusiasm more than pontificating. Authentic leadership is ego-free and generous in spirit, actually making us believe that we know more than we do, building our confidence to keep trying.

So when I look for models of leadership, I am certainly not looking at those in politics, entertainment or most businesses. Real leadership is modeled by those in our daily lives who quietly, unassumingly and authentically live it out each day, reaching outward rather than calling attention to self.  Natural and real, building others rather than themselves.

Outstanding lesson in not only speed work, but authentic leadership in so many areas of life – thanks Jeanne, your grateful student.

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ascension Angel #

    Reblogged this on Ascension Angels and commented:
    This touched my heart and brought a smile… thank you Kathie and Jeanne 🙂

    July 23, 2014
    • Thanks for the reblog!

      July 24, 2014
      • Ascension Angel #

        My pleasure 😀

        July 24, 2014
  2. laura eckert #

    I would wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Jeanne! Of course, I am bias being her sister. She is just like my mom and that is a true compliment. People just gravitate toward them. Love to my sister!

    July 24, 2014
  3. Reblogged this on Miracle Studio 369 Events – Seminars, Workshops & Retreat and commented:
    Great Article. Thanks so much!

    July 31, 2014

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