Recently I listened to a well-known leader speaking on leadership. It was passionless. Flat. Carrying no emotion. Just information. It made minimal impact on the audience. Great content, but it left me wondering what he really believed. Skepticism will be transformed to belief when your listeners believe that YOU believe in what you are saying. Delivering a deeply emotional talk will be powerful if the problem is clearly described and the solution you speak about is compelling. Don’t hold back from imploring people to respond to a cause you are passionate about.
People will be willing to make difficult changes in their lives if you speak from your heart.
People follow passionate leaders, not positions of leadership.
Speaking from the heart allows you to lead from the heart and will inspire people to follow you.
“Your job as a leader is to tap into the power of higher purpose – and you can’t do that by retreating to the analytical. If you want to lead, have the courage to do it from the heart.” Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross.