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A FRIDAY question – What is an inspirational leader?

A few people have me about inspirational leadership.

This is my video blog trying to express what it means to me. I’d love to hear your thoughts too!


  1. ingermyklebust

    Thanks for sharing, Sandy!

  2. Chad Smith

    This is great, short and sweet. Thanks for posting.

    • Sandy Carter

      Do you agree with the thoughts? Who has been your most inspirational leader and why?

      • Chad Smith

        There are quite a few candidates, both at my workplace, and away from it. I wouldn’t say there is 1 that is clearly above the rest, but rather there are several people in which I can take certain aspects of their leadership skills.

  3. sandramavenlarkin

    An inspiring leader makes sure his/her people have what they need to do the job, and then trusts them to take on bigger, more ambitious projects. A relationship based on trust and respect makes people want to do their very best, and capable of taking risks.

    • Sandy Carter

      Super. I love it!

  4. Rod Kelly

    Well said. This is a great reminder for managers, thanks for posting.

    • Sandy Carter

      Thank Rod.

  5. WomensToolbox (@WomensToolbox)

    Such a good message Sandy – an inspired team or entrepreneur can move mountains!

    • Sandy Carter

      YES! Inspiration is essential!

  6. Steve Curtis

    Inspirational leaders do three things for me
    #1. Get me invested in their vision
    #2. Provide a clear notion of why I matter to that vision
    #3. Personalize it in an way that I don’t want to let them down.

    • Sandy Carter

      I really love these 3. Does it matter if you like them?

      • Steve Curtis

        Sure it helps if you like the leader, but certainly not a requirement. By way of a metaphor, If you ask me to help you move or paint your family room I really have to like you, but if you want me to help you raise a new barn or build a cool new multi-level deck with a fire pit I will connect with the end result and it doesn’t matter as much if I like you. In the later case I would even bring the pizza and beer.

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