Setting the Example – What True Leadership Looks Like
When we think of leaders, oftentimes our minds jump to images of people in positions of power – CEOs, managers, executives, etc. But the truth is, everyone has the potential to be a leader. You don’t need a title to be a leader. In fact, people who say they’re “in charge” or that they’re “the boss” are really not leading at all. So what does true leadership look like?
True leadership is about setting an example. It’s about being someone that other people are willing to follow because they see you as credible and authentic. People want to feel appreciated, valued, and important, so it’s important to talk to them in a way that meets those needs. And finally, remember that not everyone is the same – so you’ll need to adapt your style depending on who you’re talking to.
If you can keep these things in mind, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a true leader – regardless of what title you have (or don’t have).
Almost every “Professional Speaker” on the planet claims they’re number one in whatever topics they speak on. It’s not how many books you’ve written that matters, but rather what best practices you can transfer to the audience, based on a proven track record.
This is where Brian Parsley isn’t your ordinary presenter. He began his career selling door to door over 30 years ago. Since then he’s been a serial entrepreneur, building three highly successful organizations and selling two over the past two decades.
Brian is currently a managing partner in the global consulting firm, The Constance Group. His work has given him the opportunity to share his methodology and allowed him to use his gifts of teaching and speaking on an international platform on topics of sales optimization, building loyal customers, and leadership strategies that drive profits.
He teaches behavioral science around why people do what they do and how to manipulate challenging scenarios with good intent. His messages are powerful but filled with humor and stories so they resonate and can be recalled.
Fun fact, Brian has close to one million followers on TikTok doing fun pranks. He may be in his 50’s, but he’ll never lose his sense of humor.