This was one of the legendary first videos shared with me at the start of my journey and it remains the most simple, yet powerful to me and still makes me giggle to this day.
It is one of the most quickly forgotten rules of any business yet utilised right can change the landscape.
People talk about leadership but the reality is you can only be a leader if people choose to follow you. Leadership may include managing people but it is not the same. Being a manager has different dynamics and different power values. For example, you can be a bad manager, you can shout at people, you can command their time and your business may be successful but in the end people will only give you as much as you are paying them for and that may not include their respect. For some people they may not even tolerate or put up with being treated badly, they will simply walk away.
Being a leader naturally instills the values in the staff that people want to follow you, be like you and in this case, dance like you. Money may still be important (like oprah winfrey said its rights up their with oxygen) but it's not the only reason why they will stay. They then beccome leaders to others because other people want to follow their 'dance' and then, that's when the ripple of change really starts to emanate outwards.
What leaders do you look up to and why?
What skilset and values do they have that you could cultivate for yourself?
Why would people want to dance with you?