To some people, leadership means power and respect. To some, including me, it means responsibility. To you, what does being a leader mean?.
Sometimes, there is a misconception that when you are a leader to a certain body or team, you have the power and will gain respect from your subordinates.
I know it feels good to be the leader because you’ll feel you are higher, respected, bowed, powerful, etc… but isn’t it better if you are respected because you are the leader by it’s true meaning – not just by word?
Being a leader does not mean blaming your subordinates for the mistakes and faults that happen within your team or taking credits for your own. Being a true leader means being responsible to face blames and give credits to the whole as part of the team. Being a true leader means knowing how to care your team and how to fight for them no matter what.
Now, are you a leader too? How would you describe yourself as a leader?. How to be a leader ? Please Consider this a road map to tapping into your leadership potential.
- Step one: Figure out your passion. Determining what you’re passionate about it. Try to matching yourself with the right organization. Showing passion for a cause is one great way to break into an organization.
- Step-Two: Start Volunteering. Jump in and start connecting. If you want to get involved with an organization you haven’t worked with before, meet with people in the organization.
- Step-Three: Determine who will help. A boss ? A training organization ? A mentor ? Seek out people who will help you to reach your goals.
- Step-Four: Establish a proactive relationship with a mentor. You should make the effort to meet with him or her on regular basis. Be ready to work around your mentors schedule.
- Step-Five: Invest in continuing learning. Take opportunities for training and realize your knowledge in a field becomes irrelevant quickly.
- Step-Six: Go the extra mile in organizations you’d like to lead. Before you can be a leader in an organization, you’ll need to prove you can work hard without title.
- Step-Seven: Learn time management. There’s on so much time in a day. prioritize and organize.
- Step-Eight: Make commitments. Gradually take on more responsibilities.
- Step-Nine: Stay motivated. Keep at it and keep pressing forward.
- Step-Ten: Practice integrity, empathy and good stewardship. These are the qualities of a strong leader.
” Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great “.
“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out..”