How to be a Luminary Leader: Part Two

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

After exploring the transformative power of the first four pillars in our last newsletter, I invite you to delve deeper into this empowering leadership ethos. Let’s continue our adventure into the art of Luminary Leadership, enhancing your ability to lead with mastery, vision, wisdom, and heart. 🌟

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 Pillar #5
Nourish Yourself First

Often overlooked, yet critical to creating value in any organisation is personal health and well-being. Luminary Leaders understand the importance and interrelationship of everyone’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial health. They know that if the integrity of an individual is comprised, the whole team may crack.

Through their own example of super health and well-being, Luminary Leaders encourage their teams to be responsible for their own health, to learn new skills and explore systems that will nourish every aspect of their well-being.

Personal transformation accelerates when well-being becomes a priority.

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 Pillar #6
Amp/lign: Amplify for Impact

To remain profitable and operational, organisations must be more mission-driven, human focused, and agile during the great leadership reset. When urgency and uncertainty collide, Luminary Leaders shine through because they know that implementation + influence = impact.

And once this impact is aligned with the organisation’s over-arching vision, opportunity and outcomes amplify.

Though the constant adjustment and realignment of actions may be a challenge, Luminary Leaders remain laser-focused on the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing that speed, flexibility, productivity, and empowerment lead to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and collective success.

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 Pillar #7
Reach for a Higher Resonance

Suffering from stress and anxiety, virtually 50% of respondents in a recent survey of CEO’s admitted they felt unable to execute their leadership role effectively due to depleted energy levels and poor psychological resilience. While many leaders possess strong skills mastery, few know how to master their emotions and energy.

Every emotion has its own vibrational frequency which means as leaders, our energetic resonance directly affects us, our teams, and our outcomes. Acutely aware of this, Luminary Leaders constantly reach for the higher resonance of passion, optimism, joy, hope, inspiration, gratitude, creativity, and compassion. In doing so, they infuse the workplace with the Feel-Good Factor which has the potential to

positively impact all tiers of the organisation.

Happier people make happier organisations, which makes energy the new currency for success.

𝐋𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 Pillar #8
You, me and then we

At their heart, organisations are a diverse network of human beings. Without harmonious working relationships, structures and systems soon fail and solutions remain elusive. Attuned to high ethical principles and values, Luminary Leaders cultivate aligned and authentic interactions, establishing clear and concise communication protocols.

In simple terms, this 3-step process….
You, first
Me, second
We, third

Deference to you comes before it is my turn, and then we unite in harmony and respect. The process forms the communication cornerstone for Luminary Leadership.


As we wrap up Part Two of our Luminary Leadership series, it’s clear that the traditional leadership playbook is no longer sufficient in today’s complex world. Many leaders, trapped in the cycle of managing people and problems, find themselves overwhelmed, overburdened, and underappreciated. It’s a stark reminder that without a significant shift in approach, leaders risk burning out and becoming irrelevant.

For a transformative change, leaders must:

  1. Dare to Think Differently to Master their Mindset
  2. Dare to Feel Differently to Master their Energy
  3. Dare to Act Differently to Master their Skills

Luminary Leaders redefine leadership with an inward-outward mastery. This self-reflection paves the way to illuminate the path for their teams, guiding them through the challenges of today’s world with grace and efficacy. They stand as the New Masters of Leadership, not just leading but lighting the way to success. 🌟

Let your Leadership Light SHINE

Diane Demetre

PS. Here are 4 ways I can help you Shine, Align and Thrive!

1 – Subscribe and download The 8 Pillars of Luminary Leadership
2 – Book me to deliver a Leadership & Mindset Keynote 
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