Saturday, December 23, 2017

THE TRUTH ABOUT LEADERSHIP.

Leadership is a term that many people have tried to define.
There are thousands of articles and books that have been written to try to come up with a concrete definition of the word leadership. Many seminars and workshops have also been held to define leadership which has led to various definitions of leadership hence confusion and misunderstanding.
Leadership is Learnt.
The truth is that all great leaders need a foundation to build their leadership skills on. Leadership is learnt more than its taught. To be a great leader you have to know the truth about leadership. This is the foundation where your knowledge will be learnt from to prevent being swayed by any arguement that has been raised towards leadership.
Through a good and a strong foundation of knowledge about leadership one can be able to analyse various opinions and ideas presented with wisdom.
Leading by example.
In practising leadership, actions must be expressed because a leader leads by example. Being a leader requires that you walk the talk by doing what you say.
You should be able to do something well as your followers abserve, so that you may do it again with them and later, your followers may do it on their own as you observe. Being a practical leaderhelps you instill a working mentality on the follower and throught hat you become a good example and a role model.
Decision Making in Leadership.
A leader must understand that they will always be required to make decisions. A leader should be a person who is able to collect enough information and analyse it thoroughly in order to come up with a suitable decision.
A leader should not be afraid to make decisions. At times a leader can make the wrong decision and hurt the  whole organisation but it should not be a discouragement.
When it comes to decision making, a leader should be firm and focused for them to be effective and benefit the whole organization.
Leadership is Influence.
All leaders should understand that influence is the main ingredient of leadership. Without influence there is no leading. Influence is the ability to gain followers. John Maxwell says that, "If you are leading and no one is following, you are only taking a walk."
An effective leader is a person who can attract followers by portraying positive traits. Through influence, a leaders should be able to provide service to others. Leading through service is a strong and positive influence to the society.
A leader should be a person who is working hard for the benefit of others and inspiring others to do the same. An effective leader should portray an attitude of influence through service for the benefit of everyone.
You can be a Leader too.
Anyone can become an effective leader. Leadership has to do with principles and behavioural patterns which can be learnt and applied to portray the true essence of leadership.

Leadership is more learnt that it is taught. An individual has to put effort and resources into learning the basic principles of leadership. The learning should provide the individual with a strong foundation full of truth and wisdom about leadership.

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