Some of us are natural born leaders, and for others we must work at it.
In my opinion in order to become a great leader, first we must follow.
What has really changed is the ability to find thought leadership, it might be because of all the directions we are constantly pulled in these days.
Leadership is not about authority, or making others comply, necessarily. It’s much more about getting others empowered and inspired, that’s right, great leadership inspires passion and purpose.
So how can you become a leader that truly matters?
We also must lead by example. A leader should never ask of someone something that they are not willing to do themselves.
The greatest leaders of all have the ability to get people to really want
to follow their vision. They make people become passionate about a cause.
Furthermore they instill in others a belief, that without a doubt, what they are doing is right. Perhaps this is the finest quality a leader can posses, the ability to remove doubt. Perhaps!
If you feel you are lacking in your leadership ability, don’t worry these
leadership tips from the Leadership Freak (this is the name of his blog) not
a derogatory reference) will help you to develop, or at least start to focus
on how to be a great leader.
From Dan Rockwell’s blog Leadership Freak
“Dr. David Vik (Doc) invested early in Zappos and worked there for five years. I asked Doc what made Tony Hsieh a great leader. “Zappos’ vision to Deliver Happiness is so clear and powerful that management doesn’t have to tell employees what to do.”
Enable people to act without you
by establishing shared vision.
Stop telling good people what to do.
Two factors of great leadership:
Great leadership isn’t about you. It’s about the people around you. “Get the right people on the bus.” Jim Collins.
Surround yourself with the most talented, passionate people available. Jack Welch said, “The team with the best players wins.”
Second, great leaders become less central, not more. Work yourself out-of, not into jobs.”
No wonder why Dan’s blog was one of the most socially shared leadership blog’s of 2012. I imagine 2013 will be just as great if not better.
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