Do you admire Kennedy, Thatcher or Mandela, or in business, Branson, Gates or Roddick. What is it about them you admire? What draws you to them and makes you want to be like them? What do they have that attracts you to them?
What Attracts you to Them?
It's all about Authenticity
And creating a Unique Brand
But it's also about THEM
You may think of yourself as a great leader, but do others agree? Is your perception of yourself accurate and how would you know? The sad fact is being a leader is often a lonely place. People around a leader can behave in sycophantic ways to further their own agenda, or feel unable to tell the truth, which can cause you to over inflate your reputation and capability.
The best way to find out what others think is simple - ask them. You can do this yourself but its unlikely you will get to the truth, so this is best done professionally by an independent coach who can help you to get some real perspective. I won't lie, it's a hard thing to do and you have to be prepared to hear things you might not like, but the feedback you get is a gift. A gift that can fast track your leadership to another level.