"DOES YOUR LEADERSHIP MATTER?" By Dr. David Robinson, Founder and posted by Douglas Raine

Nine things you can emulate and practice every day that demonstrate your leadership matters.

Lead with Vision:  When you have an incredible vision and you are able to convey it to others, your leadership matters because it comes from the strength of purpose.

Lead with Communication:  When you express your vision and ideas to others, and take time to listen to their concerns and ideas, your leadership matters because it fuels true communication.

Lead with Value:  When you work from the perspective of bringing value to your colleagues, customers, and clients, your leadership matters because it reflects you care.

Lead with Recognition:  When you appreciate and recognize those that work with you and recognize their hard work, your leadership matters because you treat people the way you know everyone wants treated.

Lead with Connecting:  When you surround yourself with good people and invest time in building relational equity, your leadership matters because it extends beyond your personal strengths.

Lead with Character:  When your leadership is rooted in character, your leadership matters because it reflects your integrity and trust--the glue and lubricant of every great team and organization.

Lead with Empowerment:  When you empower others, you instill confidence in others. Your leadership matters because you empower them to take ownership and responsibility for their work.

Lead with Questions:  When you lead with questions, your leadership matters because you're willing to admit you don't have all the answers and understand that only poor leaders have all the answers.

Lead with Efficiency:  When every goal is attainable; your team understands the reason for every decision and things are being accomplished; then your leadership matters because it is based on your passion for creating a compelling and prosperous future.

Your leadership doesn't matter until it includes things that matter, not just for you and not just for today, but things that matter for everyone's future.