The topic of leadership has been and continues to be one of the most vital topics in human history.
Every organization, or collection of people, from large to small, requires skilled leadership. Every group, every family, every city, every association and every nation – fulfills its purposes and potential based on that leadership.
So…..What is Leadership???
I think it is important that we first define what leadership is all about.
What does leadership do?
What are the attributes of a good leader?
Leadership is really about developing and inspiring the people.
Leadership is about striking a bold vision with a clear direction.
Great leaders not only see opportunities, they see around corners and have a great capacity to anticipate. They seize opportunities.
Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate and doubt, and offer a solution everybody can understand.
Great leaders immerse themselves in the goal of creating an environment where the best, the brightest, and the most creative are
attracted, retained and, most importantly, unleashed?
Great Leaders empower others to act on their own with confidence and conviction.
Great Leaders are STRONG, but not rude.
Great Leaders are kind, but not weak.
Great leaders learn to be bold, but they are not bullies.
Great leaders are PROUD, but not arrogant.
Great leaders take prudent risks.
But in taking risks, leaders do everything, legally, ethically and morally correct in every aspect of their lives, both professionally and personally.
Great leaders understand that it is NOT outside conditions, but rather their inside decisions that determine their fate.
Leaders understand that they cannot control things like the economy, or the weather, or anything else that is beyond their power.
Leaders understand that there are only 3 things you can control everyday.
Number 1 – Your attitude – YOU control your attitude, no one else does…
Number 2 – Your discipline – Are you disciplining yourself to create the correct circumstances that will enable you to reach your goal??
Number 3 – Your character choices, or simply put, choosing right from wrong.
You see, it all begins with leadership.
Every individual needs to understand that they are a leader. They are either leading their organization or their project at work.
Or… they are leading their family or most importantly…..themselves….
Leadership begins and ends…..with you….
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