What's LOVE got to do with it? EVERYTHING

I’ve written about “love” a few times on LinkedIn. And yes, I know it’s a “business” platform. But as a leader, if you don’t think you’re in the business of love, you’re sadly mistaken. Love has everything to do with it.

Love is making a connection that inspires the greatness in others.

I love these leaders who have inspired me, challenged me and never let me compromise. They relentlessly and consistently demonstrate these traits of loving leadership:

Listen. Truly listen. Both eyes. Both ears. Body forward. Fully present. Without judgement.  Jenny Krengel

Challenge. With the other person’s best interest at heart, help him or her see other possibilities and when they are getting in their own way. Paul Twohig

Believe.  Believe in someone’s potential when they don’t have the insight or strength to believe in him or herself. Eric Boles

Build Trust: Care, like You Really Mean It 

“Without trust and caring we’ll never know what could have been possible. Without freedom from fear, we can’t dream and we can’t reach our potential.”  Howard Behar

Take care of Yourself. You can never be a heart-centered leader unless you take care of yourself FIRST - your "whole-self"--physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Susan Steinbrecher

Thank you Jenny, Paul, Eric, Howard and Susan. Love you!

Who do you love?