Leadership is a clear responsibility, not a dessert. You must have to develop good qualities and strong values in your life. Without these, you have fewer chances to survive. But does leadership is that hard? No, not at all, it just requires some core values in life. Let us explore these here.
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Most of the time when it comes to dealing with new people we do forget that they too are humans, and they too have emotions, instead of following our brain if we choose to follow our heart we can do better in our day-to-day life.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. – Lao Tzu
Creative and passionate people spend their time to improve themselves, and they do love to achieve new goals, but they don’t remain in that tiny little box. Enjoying your success is good, but it’s even better to look forward to your higher goals.
“Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobody follows a person who fears a lot; it’s a dirty secret of life. An active person attracts more people than an average human being; It’s better surprising your fear with your unlimited courage than to remain in a cave.
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” – Albert Schweitzer
Most people love to dictate people, but great people like to set an example. Leadership means to handle those situations which other people hate to touch, bringing new ideas to the market and to live by those.
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” – Nancy D. Solomon
Without having a proper plan, your goals are nothing more than fantasies. Instead of wishing for a better life or a better future, it is better to invest your precious time to make a plan for that. A clear and proper plan not only motivates you but also give you a clear vision for the future.
“If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” – Brad Szollose
People spend their whole life by following the success theories of others, but they forget the truth about life, by following the crowd you only become a reflection of the crowd. Think out of the box, and differ yourself from others.
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair
Do you have that experience in your life when someone came with a good idea, and you loved it? But in your heart you know that this idea is not built for you, you cannot add value to it, that’s where you need the quality to say no to others. Knowing your limitations expand your classes to get succeed in your work.
First, they ignore you, then laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. – Mahatma Gandhi
Every entrepreneur faces these problems once in their life; it becomes very hard for people to digest that one, because of the fear, fear of exploring new things, trying into a new zone that they never experienced before. But when you pursue that you gain the trust of people and at the end of the day their respect as well.
“If you spend your life trying to be good at everything, you will never be great at anything.” Tom Rath
As I said earlier also, great things done by those who knows their limitations, don’t start criticizing for what you don’t have, instead praise yourself for the qualities you can contribute to the society and for yourself.
A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte
Sometimes everything goes wrong. You lose your money, your precious time, even your great idea decline by the experts, you feel lost, you started doubting yourself, you lose your faith in your idea, but remember that, this is the time when your life will take the biggest turn. It is hope for the future; hope is the greatest quality of being a good leader.
Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. – Mahatma Gandhi
Those times are gone when you survive in a field without any interest, In today’s world, it’s all about the passion, everybody is doing hard work, what differs you from them is your passion for your job, if you are passionate about your job, your production will reflect that.
“Earn your leadership every day.” Michael Jordan
Do not take a single day casual leave, be ready for every day; it’s those single days that make you stronger and more experience holder than others. And we all know at the and of the day experience is all that counts.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus
You want to win someone’s heart; the best time would be when h/she is in trouble. In a battle between a problem solver and a good worker, problem solver always wins.
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”Steve Jobs
Creativity and ideas took place when you faced with a problem; there is a famous proverb that applies in this regards “necessity is the mother of invention”. Your desire for getting things done makes you more productive, your wish to lead people, hold you for long long nights.
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell
It’s a myth that leaders are those who have positions; anyone can become a good leader. If they have a basic humor and a burning desire. The woman that work in the front office who deal with arrogant people’s every single day without losing them is a perfect example of a good leader.
A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid
Anyone can make a mistake, but if a leader spot himself to be a quick judgmental attitude, then it’s time for him/her to reconsider, the real quality of a leader is to make things work even with those people who are considered to be the novice in that regards.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates
Explore your qualities, apply them to others, knowledge is that treasure which increases it when you share it with others. The more you expand your base, the more you make your business stronger.
It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. —Latin Proverb
Build a healthy relationship with yourself, command your fears, don’t allow them to rule your future, there are endless opportunities for those who develop a strong will power.
“Be with a leader when he is right, stay with him when he is still right, but, leave him when he is wrong.― Abraham Lincoln
Be fearless about your decisions, your opinion is yours, nobody else, take full responsibilities for your actions. Do not blame others for the failures, instead, praise them for the support they provide you throughout your projects.
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. – Jack Ma
At the end of the day remember this simple rule about life, your actions may be going wrong now, you may face numerous troubles in life, but at the end of the day, you can sit and relax and answer your soul that you followed your heart.