How to Create More Satisfaction in Your Leadership

The key to satisfaction in leadership is not necessarily what we’re doing, but who we’re doing it for. Do we lead to serve ourselves or are we committed to serving other people?

Do we want to control people or empower them to reach their potential? When we focus on serving and empowering others, we’ll find that our leadership becomes far more satisfying.

It’s easy to look at our leadership and feel like we’re stuck in a rut. We’ve been doing the same thing for years, maybe decades, and it feels like we’re just going through the motions. But the truth is, we don’t need a new role to find more satisfaction in leadership. We only need to change our approach towards serving and empowering people.

We feel our greatest accomplishments of success not when we achieve something for ourselves, but when we assist other people in achieving a goal or outcome that’s important to them. Leadership is about solving problems. The day people stop bringing you problems is the day after you’ve stopped leading them. They’ll have either lost confidence that you can help or just assumed you don’t care. Either of these options represent a failure in leadership.

When you row another person across a river, you get there yourself. Take charge of your own station if you want to find more satisfaction or fulfilment in your career. Make it your goal to help those around you find more enjoyment fulfillment, and happiness in their roles if you want to become more engaged, fulfilled, and content within your own.

The best leaders lift people and create space for their followers to move both forward and upwards.

We all have the chance to be the leader we never had. We become a leader by serving the people who function in our spheres of influence. Regardless of your position, you become a leader by choosing to prioritise serving others. The best leaders are at the back of the line.

We all like to think of ourselves as honest people. But what does it really mean to be honest? Most of us would say it means not lying, cheating, or stealing. And that’s certainly true. But integrity goes beyond simply following the rules.

Integrity is about doing the right thing, even when nobody may ever know whether you did it or not. It’s about having the courage to stand up for what you believe in, even when it’s unpopular. And it’s about always trying to do your best, even when it would be easier to take shortcuts. Integrity is essential if you hope to earn peoples trust. But even more importantly, it’s essential if you hope to become the kind of leader that other people naturally aspire to.

Followers are the only essential requirement for being a leader. A follower is someone who wants to go where you’re going and believes the words that come out of your mouth. They believe in you because you first believed in them. They trust you because you trusted them first. When we focus on other people, our own world suddenly expands.

You don’t need to leave your current role to create a better one. If you try approaching your career with the goal of helping others, you will eventually build a community of people who have your back and, in turn, you’ll experience more satisfaction and fulfillment as a result.

Q) What might happen if you focused more on investing into people?

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