Today on the Self Love Breakfast Club, Chrystal brings us a solo sesh on leadership. She delves into the topic of what makes a good leader and what that looks like. She starts by addressing the misperception that if you want to be a leader you can’t also be a follower and that followers are somehow “less than”. She also suggests that if you’re “ego-first,” leadership is not for you. In her efforts to help people become better leaders, Chrystal outlines what she believes are the three major qualities of a good leader. Tuning in you’ll hear about the importance of making room for opinions and critical thinking to create a space of collaboration rather than dictation. You’ll also hear about how a true leader empowers other people, how to treat people well to get the best out of them, why micro-managing is the worst thing you can do, and why you should give people more responsibility. Before closing Chrystal talks about the importance of taking responsibility and being vulnerable as a leader. To find out how you can be a better leader, tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
- An introduction to today’s topic of leadership.
- The misperception that if you want to be a leader you can’t also be a follower.
- How Chrystal is hoping to help people become better leaders through this episode.
- Why if you’re “ego-first,” leadership is not for you.
- The first of Chrystal’s three major qualities of a good leader: They make room for opinions.
- Why Chrystal doesn’t feel the need to impose her opinions on others.
- How true leadership isn’t “think like me,” it’s “think for yourself.”
- The second major quality of a good leader: empowering your team.
- The importance of meeting people where they are at and treating them well.
- Why micro-managing is the worst thing you can do as a boss.
- How you should empower people by giving them more responsibility.
- The third major quality of a good leader: A leader accepts responsibility.
- How Chrystal addresses problems when mistakes are made by her team members.
- How accepting responsibility relates to empowering people.
- The importance of owning your own mistakes as a leader and being vulnerable.
“I think when you don’t have ego involved and you’re just open to someone else having a solution that may be better than yours, wonderful amazing things can happen within an organization. You can excel so much more when you allow room for other opinions and ideas.” — Chrystal Rose [07:36]
“I’m very aware that as a person of influence, or as a leader, that if I say something, someone else, without really thinking for themselves, might take that on as their own. And there’s a lot of responsibility in that.” — Chrystal Rose [09:22]
“True leadership isn’t ‘think like me,’ it’s ‘think for yourself’.” — Chrystal Rose [11:24]
“When you empower people, people do amazing things.” — Chrystal Rose [15:49]
“A leader should not be untouchable, that’s not the point. Leading with vulnerability and authenticity is super important and to let people know that any of you can hop in and be a leader and lead your own community, group, team, whatever.” — Chrystal Rose [23:57]
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