A common leadership misconception is that leading is just telling someone what to do. Not so. Leadership is much more than barking orders. If we, leaders, wish to improve underwhelming performances from our teams, we must understand how to effectively and intentionally lead. The truth is, leadership is a privilege. One in which we are to utilize our ability to influence others to inspire them to reach success far beyond what they knew they are capable of. Leaders must understand that those they lead and evaluate their strengths and identify their weaknesses. They key to influential leadership is motivating others to elevate their weaknesses to strengths and embody the vision of the organization or cause. Leadership, when used to ignite a fire in their people fans the flame of inspiring hope!