“Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about inspiration-of oneself and others. Greater leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is an attitude, not a routine.”– Lance Secretan
This is based on the thinking of not what the leader is or knows but what a leader does. It is the psychology of getting the best out of people, the development of the right mental attitude within your team.
In my time I have been privileged to know many excellent leaders, but I have also seen some leaders with “theoretical” leadership qualifications, who despite their credentials are still insecure around, or do not value people. They tend to close up and look down on others because they are protecting their turf. They are threatened and lack self-worth. Are you wondering how to be a better leader?
To uplift and inspire themselves, leaders must invest in their own self development programme: attitude, vision, communication, result orientation and associated topics. This intra-personal growth allows them to value themselves and not be threatened by others.
This is step one; building their own self-esteem. If they are not intimidated by those around them, they can accept others and acknowledge their points of view with trust and a genuine interest.
In a nutshell: you have got to learn to enjoy the human race.
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Leadership revolves around understanding and caring for other people – not on qualifications. And when you show genuine interest in your subordinates, mutual appreciation is the result. As opposed to “having to work for you” they “want to work for you” – and productivity increases.
Although it is important to hold knowledge, organisations succeed only after something is accomplished. Leadership success is not measured against what is known, rather against what is done.
“People don’t care how much we know until they first know how much we care.” – Zig Ziglar
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