Passion and positivity are key attributes of extraordinary leaders when it comes to providing hope for others that a vision is possible. Passion comes from the heart and manifests itself as optimism, excitement, and determination. In my experience, when a leader is passionate and positive, they influence others by providing hope that a collective vision can be achieved. Without hope, it is difficult to influence anyone of anything. In terms building commitment for the vision, effective leaders garner support from those closest to them and build momentum incrementally—a ripple effect.
Sandra McDowell, MA, CEC, PCC
Sandra has a Masters in Leadership, a Certified Executive Coach (PCC) designation and a certificate in Neuroleadership. She is a sought after speaker and facilitator (www.sandramcdowell.com) and the past recipient of a national and international young leader award. Sandra is VP of Communications & Culture for First Credit Union where she has been part of the executive team for over 15 years, and she is the driving force behind a leadership and coaching culture. Sandra advocates that leadership is everyone’s responsibility, and she has taken her passion online by developing the eLeadership Academy to support the development of high-performance leaders (www.e-leadershipacademy.com). @LeadersThinkBIG