Inspirational leadership is built on results. Inspiration builds upon—and is complementary to—performance. You need to deliver on the requirements of your job before you can think about inspiring others.
Inspirational leadership is learnable. Inspirational skills are practiced, lived and felt, not just learned in a classroom like performance skills. Developing an inspirational ability requires the motivation to increase self-awareness, embrace new ways of interacting, reflect upon the impact and revise your approach.
Inspirational leadership is individual. There’s no one right way of inspiring or motivating someone. Everyone is inspired by a different combination of skills, and every individual has a different set of abilities.
Inspirational leadership is strengths-based. As an inspirational leader, you possess a handful of traits that put you significantly ahead of your peers. You can multiply your inspirational leadership ability by excelling at a few distinguishing strengths and neutralizing your weaknesses, rather than trying to be exceptional at everything.