Servanthood, responsibility, optimism, strategic, self-belief and influential!
Yes, these are few of the most crucial traits which come to the bigger picture in relation to leadership. But what really is the most important factor that defines this very term? Well, the answer to this is being an influential figure no matter how harsh or worse the situation is. The acknowledgement amongst the faithful is truly the ultimate motive of a true leader. But in this modern world, is it really easy on the part of that fellow who desires to inspire others? The world is full of doubts and demands transparency regarding each and everything. Due to this very reason, nowadays possessing a title or position has become a mandatory thing.
John C. Maxwell truly said,
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
What it Really Takes to be an Influential Figure?
It is needless to say that people tend to follow a true leader who has a renowned image and certain title or position. But this is often misguided to a great extent amongst the faithful. Influencing and inspiring some individual or some groups doesn’t necessarily mean one has to be renowned. And it is quite a sense of achievement and self-contentment if one manages to do so. True leadership relates to the attribute of reaching to a conclusion which is acknowledged by each and everyone in group, company or anywhere. The ability to lead a group is not everyone’s cup of tea. Empowering the people and leaving your entire ego at your very doorstep are the primary traits one should inculcate within himself.
The very famous and impactful author, Robin S. Sharma has quoted that,
“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.”
For an example, Your boss is a very good human being, cooperates and helps each one in their work but if he is not able to lead the way, guide and take decisions to the best of all worth as well as company then it is of no use. He/She has to be a bold and influential person who can take decision on their own as well as indulge and take into account everyone.
Perks of Being a True Leader
If an individual manages to possess all the characteristics of a true leader and being influential, then there exist a sense of accomplishment and contentment in him, which is the supposedly the ultimate motive one desires for. People begin to respect and listen to the leader. The leadership quality helps one achieve all the success in life. The total personality is enhanced in the most positive manner.
“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.”
— Arnold H. Glasow
In a nutshell, it can be fairly said that a true leader is a person who motivates people and considers their valuable contribution the most prior thing while taking the decision. Possessing any title or position is just a myth. There is absolutely no point believing on the notion that one has to mark his stature with sort of accomplishment in order to be an influential figure amongst the group.
Alexander the Great quoted,
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
Written By: Hetal Kabra