Frankenstein, as you are likely aware, is a famous novel (written by a woman to boot) that tells the story of the young scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a monster from human body parts.
The concept of “Frankenstein” has evolved over the years to mean a hodge-podge combination of a little of this and a little of that.
So why not “Frankenstein” your leadership style or personal brand? Why not emulate who you are from who you want to be? Take a little of this from her and a little of that from him and a whole lotta that from you…and voila – you have your own unique, distinct leadership style.
The term leadership can be a vague one – the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Everyone has a different definition of what a great leader is based on their own unique needs and the filter in which they view the world around them. Great leadership styles can vary greatly by ethnicity, geography, industry, corporate culture, etc. While many people can agree that honesty, passion, respect, confidence, and charisma and great qualities of a leader – it’s not an exact science and there is no rule book to follow when creating your own personal brand or leadership style.
So rather than follow what you read in an article or base your assumptions on good leadership from a class here and there, base it on what you believe good leadership is. Find leaders that inspire you and have qualities that you gravitate to. Find ways to emulate their style. Ask your network what good leadership is and find someone who exemplifies it. Identify qualities of who you see and create who you want to be.
But no matter what, don’t lose sight of the true, authentic version of yourself. Take the core of who you are and build around it.
Frankenstein your style and become the leader that you are meant to be.
Thank you Avery Bang for the inspiration!