VIDEO: Chris Yonker, Performance Alchemist, on True Leadership

In this video Chris Yonker defines the true meaning of leadership, stating that the best definition of the word leadership comes from Dr. John Maxwell. That is, leadership is simply influencing other people. Chris explains the difference between manipulation and leading: manipulation being getting someone to do something for your benefit, and leading being getting someone to do something for their own benefit. Many people in high levels of leadership are very driven and disciplined people and tend to treat other people as checklists. True leadership requires that you really plug into the people you are leading and recognize that they have their own passions and purpose in life. If you can truly care about the people you lead and discover their model of the world, you will be able to align their vision with your own.

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