What Leadership is Not

#4 Leadership

What Leadership is Not


The S.C.A.L.E. Formula®

Fact: There is a true and false definition, one that serves you and one that does not, and it is time to redefine your definition of leadership.  It is a part of a proven formula that I have been practicing and refining over the past 30 years.  To make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise, you need a roadmap.  And, this is why I developed my S.C.A.L.E. Formula® that I have used to build many of my companies and in coaching thousands of business owners.

Hi, it’s Allison.  I am a 10-time entrepreneur, and I want to give you the roadmap to S.C.A.L.E.
To reach your pinnacle and elevate toward 7-figure enterprise success, you need to learn to scale. Scaling basically means replicating your impact and talents beyond yourself, so that you can reach a much larger market and expand your revenue. Let’s take the next step by defining leadership.  Here are my 4 things to understand about great leadership.

The 5 Elements of my S.C.A.L.E Formula® are:
1. Strategic Vision 2. Cash flow 3. Alliance of your team 4. Leadership and 5. Executing Your Plan.
In this post, I cover part 4, defining leadership, or what I call, Becoming the Leader you Were Meant to Be.


Becoming the Leader you were Meant to Be

Make the shift from defining leadership as a list of characteristics, and define leadership by what you do.  Who you are is important, but the big picture is more important.  As a whole, action is what defines you as a leader.  If you choose action, you will make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.  And, I guarantee that you will redefine leadership with my S.C.A.L.E Formula.

Leadership: The action of leading other people

The Big Shift: Choosing action over inaction, activity over authority

One of the most difficult things to grasp is the definition of leadership.  To become the leader you were meant to be, you have to realize that leadership is more important that holding a position of authority.  If the goal is to inspire, then your leadership should be a source of inspiration not a list of list of skills on a resume or a breakdown of attributes from a personality test.  The formula is laid out in front of you, but first there are 4 things you need to understand about great leadership.


4 Things You Need to Understand About Leadership

The S.C.A.L.E Formula® – Step #4: Defining Leadership.  Just like the thousands of entrepreneurs that I have worked with, you need to recognize great leadership.  The massive success that I am talking about, scaling your business to make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise, depends on you becoming the leader you were meant to be.  Here are my 4 things you need to understand about leadership.


  1. Leadership is not authority.

Leadership and authority are not synonymous.  Don’t get me wrong, leadership and authority can go hand-in-hand.  But, more often than not, authority must be set aside to prioritize great leadership.  Now that you have found your alliance, authority must be bestowed, even shared amongst your strong and talented team.  To become the leader you were meant to be, you must prioritize the big picture.  And, the big picture is choosing to influence and inspire others to achieve a common goal.


  1. Leadership is not ground-breaking.

Leadership is inspiration, not the innovation itself.  Yes, you are an entrepreneur at heart, but to make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise requires more than ground-breaking ideas.  Leadership is action, and great leadership is inspiration.

The kind of inspiration that I am talking about is the kind that drives implementation.  If you want to become the leader you were meant to be, then do not just dream up a movement – level up by inspiring your alliance and instigating a fundamental change in your industry.


  1. Leadership is not playing the role of role model.

Leadership is actions over appearance.  A leading entrepreneur acts as a role model.  The CEO of a 7-figure enterprise acts as a leader.  There is a difference between just setting the bar and setting a goal for your followers.  Make the shift from just valuing how you carry yourself and valuing how the actions of other people achieve the great goal.  Be a leader to your team by choosing action over appearances.


  1. Leadership is not action alone.

Leadership is not a solo act – by definition it is a cause for action amongst other people.  The actions of an entrepreneur are commonly assumed to be a solo act.  To make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise, and become the leader you were meant to be, you have to align action with a common goal, achievement with other people, and success with an alliance.

What you need to understand about great leadership is that it is about understanding motivation.  Your current success is a direct result of you understanding your own motivations.  And, don’t get me wrong, being self-aware is essential.  But, what about the motivations of those around you?

It becomes infinitely easier to up-level your success if there is a shared motivation towards a common goal.  That is where your alliance comes in!  Leadership is not easy, but great leadership is the key to reaching your pinnacle.  Choose to lead your team by choosing to inspire action, and you will make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.


Take the Next Step

There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but there is a proven formula to scale your business.  And, the roadmap to get there is my S.C.A.L.E. formula.   Step into step into results, step into leadership and step into a CEO success network.  And, become the leader you were meant to be.  Bottom line: Great leadership will transform your business!

Making the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise requires a breakthrough.  Step into the inner circle with me!  And, the next step is defining and understanding great leadership.  At the end of the road awaits a CEO success network full of influencers, movers and shakers, and valuable connections that have all followed this exact roadmap.  It’s time to experience your next breakthrough!


The Big Shift: The CEO Success Network

As you begin to scale your business, you are shifting from entrepreneur to leader, building a strong company culture and loyal customer following that cannot help but refer you to all their friends. You face the challenges of letting some people go that cannot grow with you, while taking bigger risks than ever before. You find yourself getting better at making unpopular decisions. Yet, you are ready to inspire your team with something beyond money and profit.

If you can relate, there’s a place for you. The CEO Success Network Retreat. This very exclusive 3-Day ‘think-tank’ and powerful training on the beach in Coronado, CA on August 12-14th. This is for advanced business owners that are ready to scale. Join leaders of the country’s most dynamic businesses for a rare chance to build strategic relationships, formulate real growth and walk away inspired…with a plan. www.ceosuccessnetwork.com


Allison Maslan

Allison Maslan is a serial entrepreneur of 10 of her own companies. She is a No. 1 Bestselling Author and CEO of Allison Maslan International where she mentors big thinking entrepreneurs to grow high-revenue businesses and healthy and passionate lives in her year long mastermind program, The Pinnacle. She also has the hit online show, The Allie & You Business and Lifestyle Success Show on iTunes. Get access to her latest show here. Allison has been an expert guest on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Stations across the US and was featured in Success Magazine. Grab a copy of her FREE CD, 8 Millionaire Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs HERE. For more information about our business coaching and mentoring services, call us! 888-844-3550.