Leadership has become a very generic term these days used by everyone to flaunt himself before others. Most connect it to the “social influence”, Corporates also rates and values the candidates on their leadership qualities in interviews. A lot of us confuse leadership with dominance, bossism or holding the flag.
Now if a leader is strict, dominating, propagating his beliefs and ideas and philosophies of life on others. We would need a barge pole to maintain safe distance before as he gets unpredictable. But on the other hand, as also said ” Leadership and Learning are indispensable from each other”. A Leader is a very humble person, who is always ready to serve his team and is easily approachable.
True leaders have a desire to take others to the top with them, and are not afraid of competition. They are not struck with jalousie and panic when some of their followers become leaders themselves. If you are a true leader, you should encourage your followers to become leaders themselves. That is what a true leader is all about.
Leaders are mentors with a servant’s heart, You may be doing well and have a list of people listening to your advices, but that alone does not make you a leader. People are not numbers you can just add on your email list, down line or your company. They are people with dreams and goals like yours. As a true leader, it should be your goal to lead people to where they want to be, very well said by Sylviane Nuccio.
A Leader is a wonderful person who does not lead but invites every other person to lead in a collective team. This way the participation increases and we witness the marvelous and wonderful events taking place and that is how the impossible becomes possible. We can grow horizontally and vertically only when we are collective, united. And I wish everybody becomes a true Collective Leader to understand and participate in the process of Growth.
“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!'” – Lao Tse