What is Leadership?
Do you claim to be a Leader in your occupation or your field of expertise?
I have acknowledged that a lot of people claim to be Leaders, but I believe them to be Slackers rather. A Slacker is an individual that essentially likes to give commands or orders, but accepts no action on advancing themselves or their occupation.
Does this describe you, your up-line or somebody else on your
Mastermind squad? Here are some clues that could help you out.
Leader: Praises his/her team and offers encouragement.
Slacker: prompt to find blame and slow to give kudos.
Leader: Holds himself/herself to a higher standard that his/her squad.
Slacker: Has a superior level of anticipation for his/her team but does not hold
himself/herself to that same standard.
Leader: Leads by example and is a role model for his/her team.
Slacker: mixes in with gang and never comes forward to take a leadership role.
Leader: Has deep rooted belief in his/her business and leads new teammates
through the growth process (learning the business and facing obstructions).
Slacker: converts a person to join his/her squad then pawns them off on somebody
else or merely pushes them to the side (Referred to as “sign and drop”).
Which of these characteristics, best describes you and your mates? Be realistic with yourself.
Just take note, that a leader must lead and nourish others through the development techniques. If he/she loses wholeness and fails to take action, then this same failure mind-set will ripple down to his/her mates. A team will replicate their leader and their leader’s actions.
Let me ask you one last time…Are you a Leader or a Slacker?
How you’ll be able to be a leader and succeed in 8 Steps
A significant part of success in life is the power to lead. It is crucial that we not only be able to lead others but be willing to lead ourselves. No one succeeds in life by simply accompanying others. Occasionally we simply must strike a an adventurous new path for ourselves.
Being a dependable leader is more than simply being at the forefront of the crowd. A leader must take action.Too often, we merely accept that an individual looks or sounds like a leader and too seldom do we really look at the activities that leader performs — and that is the true test of leadership.
However, in order to become good leaders ourselves, we need to focus on actions instead of simple appearances.
The title of this article refers to 8 steps, but do not think of these as progressive steps like so many recipes or instruction manuals describe. Alternatively, think of these as actions that you must take on a daily basis.
First, be aware to new potentials. “Reality” is not absolute but rather subject to constant change. Think about inventors, explorers, and agents of social change who have achieved greatness. Some might simply say that certain people are successful because they are lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe so, but if they hadn’t had their eyes open for the opportunity, then it wouldn’t have mattered if they were in the right place.
Second, accept inspiration from wherever it comes; even your adversaries. The most diplomatic leaders constantly analyze their competition. In war, politics, and business we constantly see cases of this research and reconnaissance. Too many times though a dependable study, many focus on detecting a weakness to exploit. If you want to a be a leader of certain change don’t fall victim to this tendency. Alternatively, if you find a weakness, make sure to avoid that pitfall yourself. If you find the strength then find a way to strengthen your own character to match.
Third, learn something new and advance in new ways every day. This means you must continually seek to extend your views, internally and outwardly. Feed your mind with new examples and knowledge, but constantly amplify your social horizons as well. Search for, meet new people and engross yourself in new social situations. You never know when these new experiences will assist you in your leadership role.
Fourth, hunt for and find resolutions in delicate hints. Look beneath the surface and constantly question. This is an extension of the 3rd measure in that you are looking for new knowledge. But this also means that you will want to step off the conventional paths of knowledge. Don’t just read books in the literary canon or the bestsellers list. Take seminars instead of classes as there’s a lot of room for doubting and arguing. Search for the unconventional thinkers, teachers, and writers.
Fifth, improvise if no existing answers are accessible. No excuses. Necessity is the mother of invention. How do you know it won’t work if you’ve never attempted it before? Remember, not all approaches need to come from the front. Consider your problem from all sides and consistently try various solutions in assorted combinations.
Six, make at least one person you care about happy each day. If you arrive at it a point to be sensible and compassionate for one person daily then soon this thoughtful, warm demeanor will become a habit and that habit will fan out to the other people around you. Making somebody else happy also fertilizes your own individualized happiness. Just think of how much better the world would be if we all did a little bit more to spread happiness.
Seven, offer help, even if there’s no evident reward for you. This means more than writing a check. It means affording of your time and energy and yourself. Occasionally it will mean availing somebody you do not know and occasionally it can be a very personal activity.
Lastly, never let negativity be your final word on the subject. If your last words are bad than regardless how hopeful you might be about the prospective of a project or action the lasting imprint you give to others is one of negativity. Emphasize the positive and you are more probable to see a positive result.
If you follow these 8 action steps not only you will be a more dependable leader but also lead yourself to a more successful life.