Five P’s of Leadership

There are five key areas to help set the tone for your own leadership development:

  1. Perspective
  2. Passion
  3. Position
  4. Persistence
  5. Personal Philosophy

Perspective is your leadership lens.  This is to say, you definition of what it means to be a leader.  Part of your own development as a leader happens as you begin to define what leadership means to you.  (What does leadership mean to you?)

Passion is what motivates you as a leader.  Passion is the energy that moves you forward and the willingness to do something because you WANT to not because you HAVE to.  (What do you care about as a leader?  What are you trying to accomplish as a leader?)

Position is your leadership platform.  Essentially, it’s what you STAND for as a leader.  It’s what you are about.  (How will you use your position as a leader to influence others?)

Persistence is your commitment as a leader.  It’s your ability to maintain action regardless of your feelings.  You press on even when you feel like quitting.  (How committed are you to the process of being a great leader?)

Personal Philosophy is what roots you as a leader.  It’s the values that you uphold as a leader.  (What 3-5 values or deep rooted believes do you feel are important for leaders to posses?)

*Adapted from Equip by Tim Milburn