10 Fundamental Powers of Extraordinary Leaders Lessons I learned from Tony Robbins

Meeting Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is one of my mentors and I was lucky to meet him at a Success Resources event.

I admit I was expecting him to have a bit of an ego.  After all, he has had a lot of success in business, personal development, health, mindset, charity work, etc.

Not only did he have no ego, but I also found him to be generous… with his time, his words and his energy.

After meeting Tony, I decided to dig up his books, programs, and videos and re-learn his lessons.

Starting with leadership…

Here is Tony’s list of the 10 fundamental powers of extraordinary leaders:

  1. The Power of Vision: Your vision must be larger than yourself, larger than the moment. Leaders embrace what moves them, transforming these inspirations into clear visions of what they must (rather than “should”) achieve.
  2. The Power of Unreasonable Expectations: To receive the ultimate rewards, you must live by the ultimate standards. Leaders are unreasonable men and women who refuse to be bound by the past while reserving their most unreasonable standards for themselves.
  3. The Power of Conviction: The quality of your life is in direct proportion to your ability to deal with uncertainty. Leaders confront uncertainty with their own internal certainty, an absolute conviction that they will not only withstand but conquer any situation.
  4. The Power of Connection: True leaders have an uncanny ability to care and connect, which comes from thoughtful interactions and understanding the motives of others.
  5. The Power of Passionate Communication: To inspire others, you must first be inspired. Inspiration is channelled through bold and heartfelt communications that express your high standards and convictions.
  6. The Power of Strategic Innovation: Leaders constantly innovate, anticipating the road ahead and staying ahead of the trends. They know that strategic innovation must be a daily habit.
  7. The Power of Action: Leaders are bold. They are men and women of action. Also, leaders have the power to get others to take action and do things they wouldn’t normally do.
  8. The Power of Truth: The truth penetrates – it has power. Leaders tell themselves, and everyone with whom they interact, the truth, always.
  9. The Power of Character: Leaders are responsible, consistent, courageous, loyal and fearless. They learn from their mistakes and use these lessons to make progress and get results.
  10. The Power of Giving: Ultimately, no man or woman is happy unless they have found a way to contribute beyond themselves. They’re not giving to be acknowledged – they do it because it’s right.

 

So there you have it.  Tony’s top 10 fundamental powers of extraordinary leaders.  The next time you meet someone who inspires you, check to see if they have some (or all) of these traits.

To find out more about Tony Robbins, I encourage you to check out his website: https://www.tonyrobbins.com