March 13

The Pressure Point That Matters Most | WT #43


We have lots of pressure points. In this context, we’re referring to a place on a body (an individual or organizational body or society for that matter) that can be pressed to stop tension, pain or bleeding.

How can we apply this term in business leadership? A business leadership pressure point is a position, role or situation that is a source of chronic pain, or an opportunity to use Authentic Leadership and achieve limitless results.

This depends upon whether your chronic pain is finally great enough for you to desire and act on becoming an Authentic Leader…or not. Authentic Leadership is character and you build it over time.

You bring Authentic Leadership to bear on your business leadership pressure point. It’s the point, when Authentic Leadership is used, where you can make the biggest, fastest difference in your team, organization, and even in the world.

Think about it, who has the most influence on your team? You do.

Your organization? You again.

Your business leadership should be the most important pressure point to you because it can change the world using Authentic Leadership. Don’t blame others. If we aren’t authentic, why should we expect members of our team or organization to be? If we were authentic, we wouldn’t have this chronic pain in the first place.

Business leadership at the service of mankind will save the world. That’s Authentic Leadership.

About the author 

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.


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