All entries for Tuesday 11 February 2014
February 11, 2014
Let's place values on that word Leadership...
Often times we mix up the roles of Managers with those of true Leaders. Yes one would expect that every manager, CEO, Director, etc should be a true leader but really that is fairly easy to come by.
True in this sense I mean good and effective.
The "Urban Terrorist" term really got me thinking. The truth is every organisation even in small teams have these sets of people. They could be found among top management like Paul mentioned and even among followers. But really how can I as a leader change/convert these people when I am not God? Urban Terrorists are set of people with high energy but negative attitudes. I see a connection with love and patience. Being a true leader you have to learn how to be selfless. Because sometime it takes love to sincerely lead and offcourse it will take love to convert such followers. It's going beyond what you normally do. No matter how tricky it seems, A leader who hates his team can not lead properly!
If we are the type person who can't control your temper then leading won't be quite easy,
If we are competitive, then we will find yourselves competiting with all our team mates and fellow leaders, we need to watch these; these are some of the things I believe steal our true identity, passion and values away from us. Because we spend time competiting and out smarting instead of building and working towards achieving the goals.
I believe on the journey to true leadership, training and self development can not be skipped.
I think its good to be the type of Leaders we would want to have.
......Now and beyond MBE
Leaders beget leaders. What type of leaders do you want and what type are developing yourself towards?