Woo hoo! It’s Day 13, and I’m still going strong. I’ve been able to balance home, work, and live out my faith through the Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose Project. Getting another like and my first comment is awesome considering I haven’t figured out the best way to share posts publicly via all of the different social media options, but I plan to rectify that this weekend. Having fought the battle of the photos and won, with the aid of the internet, books and other bloggers, I’m inspired and motivated to figure out the posting piece is up.
Which leads right into the second of the 4 I’s of Transformational Leadership: Inspirational Motivation. Transformational leaders are able to instill confidence, motivation, and a sense of purpose in those they lead. The ability to clearly articulate a vision for the future, goals and expectations, and their own commitment to achieving those goals is something the transformational leader accomplishes as a strong communicator. Being enthusiastic, optimistic and positive are transformational leader behaviors that inspire and motivate followers.
Understanding our strengths as leaders is important. For me, completing Don Clifton’s Strengths Finder 2.0 strengths assessment was the beginning of me really understanding my unique power – my natural God-given talents, so I can then turn them into strengths. In fact, when I looked back at the book to write this blog, it claims Strengths Finder is the first step to living your best life. Talk about being aligned with my purpose which is to use my unique God-given strengths to coach, encourage and inspire women inside and outside the workplace to live their best personal and professional and lives – all to His glory)!
Three of my top 5 strengths are belief, maximizer and futuristic. My beliefs, especially my Christian beliefs, guide my life and inform my purpose – that’s the “to use my God-given strengths” piece. I’m a maximizer who elevates others to reach their fullest potential – that’s the “to coach, encourage and inspire women inside and outside the workplace” piece. Being futuristic means I can envision a better tomorrow or life ahead – that’s the women to “live their best lives” piece. Broken down that way, it’s clear to me why Strengths Finder is so popular. Its claims are true. When you operate in your strengths, it comes naturally.
Serving as a transformational leader who operates in my inspirational motivation strength zone comes as naturally for me as breathing. Not because I’m all of that, but because my Creator uniquely gifted me that way. That’s the “all to His glory” piece. Even so, I want to continue to develop this strength and make it a super power! At home, at work, in my small corner of the world and Pink Collar Savvy & Chic on Purpose.