The fact is that everyone leaks. Some more than other but we all leak. I’m not talking about the type of leaking you might be thinking about. The leaking I am talking about deals with areas like motivation, energy, strength, courage, vision, etc. We all leak in areas like those. For example, no matter how much energy or motivation a person has at some point that motivation and energy will leak out. This is why it’s important to always be filling yourself and your followers. Leaking happens with both individuals and teams. I have found that it takes self mastery to continue to fill ourselves and leadership to fill others. It would benefit us to remember:
People leak energy, empower them.
People leak confidence, build them up.
People leak vision, always share the vision.
People leak passion, fuel their passions.
People leak courage, instill confidence in them.
People leak strength, raise them up.
People leak motivation, encourage them.
How can leaders always have full followers? It starts with self mastery which deals with being able to lead and fill ourselves. Then it moves from there into other people. I have found people want to follow leader’s who have the habit of always being full and who are overfilling onto others. Those are the type of people we all want to be around and follow. Those are the type of leader’s we should desire to become.
This requires determining to make sure those areas that bring the most benefit and results are always full in us and our followers. This can be done by focusing on the habits which fill us and our people.
Question: How do you prevent yourself and others from leaking?