Nadene Joy is a top advisor, executive leadership strategist and global mindset coach who helps high level leaders achieve their goals. She is the CEO of Nadene Joy Consulting Inc., a Certified CMHA Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, NLP Practitioner, top Executive Coach, Speaker, and international bestselling author.
Nadene is also a director and advisor on various boards and is the recipient of the prestigious 2021 International Women of Substance Award from The St. Mother Theresa University and 2021 TISGS Award of Business Excellence In Social Impact.
Nadene Joy is a member of The International Society for Female Professionals, Chair/ Founder of The Global Lead 2 Impact Summit and has been featured in media outlets including USA TODAY, CBC, and NBC.
No matter what age you are, what your country of origin is, what your career title may be, or what industry you are in— we all are leaders. We all are born with the innate potential from within to choose to positively impact others in the world around us every moment of every day. Now that we have determined we are all leaders, the question becomes how do we become not just a "good or even a great leader", but possess the characteristics and values of the top one per cent of the worlds most elite and extraordinary leaders in society?
Are our worlds top leaders naturally born that way or is "leadership" a skill that can be learned, improved upon and mastered as we grow older through our experiential wisdom? We will touch upon these questions and more including the most common attributes a top leader including billionaires in our world possess. The results below may pleasantly surprise you and perhaps even not be what was most expected.
What is “Leadership?”
Before we can begin to dive into the most sought after qualities and unique qualities of top leaders globally, we must first take a step back to define what leadership itself actually is. According to Forbes Magazine, leadership is “a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.” Leadership can also be described as the art of guiding, directing, influencing and/or motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal or being in a position of governance or control over people or an organization. Real true leadership digs deeper into the distinctions of what it means to be in charge or in “power.”
It is becoming more important now than ever to consciously decide to use the “power” in which we are entrusted for the good of humanity and let go of the old outdated paradigms and societal conditioning of “power over” another using brute force, manipulation and control and choose to naturally evolve rapidly towards compassionate “situational leadership.” This is where the leader adapts using the appropriate style given the “situation at hand” in order to best motivate team members and most effectively meet the needs of the organization.
This style is fluid and is always changing as the environment dictates to encourage transformation and awareness of truth, purpose and clarity of who we truly are as leaders first from the “inside out.” What we experience in our outer world always follows our inner world as thoughts including our belief systems and previous patterns operate mostly on a subconscious level. When we become aware of the unique qualities that the top one percent of leaders exhibit, we can then begin to look deeper to recognize these exact qualities lay “dormant” inside each one of us waiting to be “unleashed.”
Our life experiences and lessons, relational skills, education, and heroes who have shaped us from childhood all make us who we are today. We are an all inclusive matrix who is encouraged to confidently step out of our comfort zones in a way that not only pushes us to become a better leader, but also is someone one who is of great service to others.