#163: 10 Things Real Leaders Do To Challenge The Status Quo [Podcast]


Leaders Leadership

Over the course of history, even the most significant leaders of our generation have been faced with incredibly difficult or challenging circumstances. These leaders have shown themselves above the others because they demonstrated the will and heart to innovate and lead without reservation.

There is a notable difference in positional leaders (managers) and genuine leaders. These real, genuine leaders tend to challenge the status quo and make it their life’s work to blaze new trails. These leaders leave the world a better place than it was before.

Today, I want to explore some of the things that make a genuine leader so very special.

Let’s start talking about 10 Things Real Leaders Do To Challenge The Status Quo.

10 Things Real Leaders Do To Challenge The Status Quo:

  1. They embrace discontent and the desire for more.
  2. They exercise faith in the unseen, knowing that the answers and solutions exist.
  3. They refuse to accept what everyone else considers “normal”.
  4. They never settle for the “it’s never been done” excuse.
  5. They rely on innovation and collaboration which ultimately leads them to revelation and realization.
  6. They are willing to be criticized, misunderstood, or even ridiculed on their way to achieving the next level.
  7. They insulate themselves from negativity and surround themselves with possibility thinkers.
  8. They don’t complain about the way things are, they busy themselves creating the world they desire to live in.
  9. They stare failure in the face, and try new things anyway.
  1. They never quit until the dream is realized.

What About You?

  • The world needs leaders who challenge the status quo!

Closing Thoughts:

  • What problem can you solve with your above-average leadership?
  • What solutions exist that are yet to be discovered?
  • Are you willing to challenge what everyone around you has accepted as normal?
  • Can you/will you adopt these qualities and traits great leaders always engage in?

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