True Leader

The leader is the one who provides the team direction.
And when others are pointing fingers, the leader provides protection.

A leader is like an archaeologist, digging for what’s true,
opening people’s eyes to things they never knew. 

A leader is not afraid to sacrifice, focusing on the team.
People are the priority in the grand scheme of things.

A leader has important qualities, like integrity and accountability.
And if a mistake is made, a leader shows vulnerability.

A leader doesn’t get to say whatever comes to mind.
The leader must look to take the high road every time.

A leader is an expert in maximizing potential;
Helping people reach their dreams is essential.

A leader plays many roles: cheerleader, coach, champion.
Wanting to give the team the opportunity to say, “we won!”

Leaders avoid those things which create longing and lust,
Knowing that transparency is required to build trust.

Sometimes it’s lonely being the leader with no shoulder to cry on.
A leader must be the person that so many rely on.

Many call themselves leaders but are missing essential skills.
Our world needs true leaders, won’t you say you will?


Jana Axline is president and leadership coach at Axline Solutions. Through her leadership musings she hopes to inspire audiences to grow as leaders and ultimately achieve who they were created to be. For more information visit Axline Solutions.

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