Let’s Play Follow The Leader
Leaders have certain qualities that make them leaders. The one thing I can say with a certain conviction is that they show up. No matter what, they are there. They come and hold conference calls. They go to the corporate calls even though they have no real reason to, they go to stay updated to keep others updated. Even though those people who need updated should go for themselves and seldom do. You will find them holding webinars to teach others how to do what they do.
Leaders call others on their team and help them learn to do what they do so they too can be successful like the leaders. They constantly think of others and seldom about themselves. That right there is the one thing that separates the leaders. They constantly think about others.
You can always find them figuring out new and inventive ways to help other people to become leaders too. Leaders are constantly learning. They never believe they know it all. They are humble and remember that something new is always happening and to keep their team up to date is their business. So they go out all the time and learn more so they can teach more.
You too can be a leader. You can learn from a leader just how to be a leader. No one has to spend their entire life playing follow the leader. You have it in you to be a leader too. To become a leader though you must give up being lazy. You must learn not to put off until tomorrow what you can do today. You must learn to plan. Write those plans down and do your very best each day to stick to the plan. If something goes undone than place it on the list to do first thing the next day.
Remember that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, what it is truly is a sign of a true leader. No one person can do it all. We all have special areas that we shine in. Recognizing this in others and having them help you is a sign of a good leader. A leader shows others how to stand on their own. They help others see that they can do it.
We often see leaders as people that are well connected and stand above the rest. The truth is that leaders rarely take credit. They shine when others shine. Their purpose is to help others learn to shine. This is a sure sign that you are following a leader. You too can become one and it is there inside of you. If you find a leader that inspires you, you will soon find yourself with leadership thrust upon you because they will have taught you how to shine.
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”
― Ronald Reagan