When you are asked about examples of godly leaders, what names come to mind? Moses? Certainly! Joshua? Yes! The apostle Paul? Without a doubt! If I told you that Joseph was the most overlooked and godly leader of Scripture, would that grab your attention? Of course it would! I admit that claim is bold but step back and think about it for just a minute. God chose Joseph, of all the men on earth, for a simple but significant purpose - to serve as the earthly father for Jesus with the responsibility to lovingly lead the One who would bring salvation to humanity. That's a man demanding our attention and study!
Personal branding? The presentation request just made me cringe. As an avowed introvert, I am uncomfortable sharing who I am or my detailed thoughts with people I do not know. Nevertheless, I got to work and discovered that the thought process was enjoyable for me. It forced me to stop and think and organize, which is something I love to do. In short, it was a defining moment for me as I pulled together "the 4 Ps of personal branding," so I hope you find them helpful.
No person or leader wakes up and decides that they want to be a failure. Everyone - and I do mean everyone - wants to be a success. The problem, however, resides in that the definition of success is as different as the people pursuing it. Some common definitions of success include fame, fortune, position, power, and possessions. Is that all that there is for leaders? The answer is no but it will require some explanation.
Go ahead! I know you are skeptical, so just say it: “It’s impossible for 10 minutes in one day to change your life and your leadership. Impossible!” Just keep reading….
We are all busy.
We all want things to get better.
Where we differ, however, is that some people create the time in their day for improvement.