Monthly Archives: December 2011

What about this Leadership thing

There has been a long running discussion about what Leadership is:

Some would feel that it is the ability of the few-given at birth by some choice of a raffle wheel.

Some would suggest that if your parents took you under their wing at an exceptionally early age and gave you special training and mentoring then you would automatically show leadership traits.

Still others would say that anyone could learn to apply the skills of Leadership to their life and apply them in their day to day activities.

Interestingly there is probably some truth in all of these, however, none of them are the only way.

Yes your genes, your DNA, your experience in a past life, (if you want to go there) may have certainly started you out well equipped for a life of Leadership ability.

Your parent early on in life could similarly have given great example, introduced you too the correct role models, encouraged you in the skills that go to make a great Leader.

However, even if both of these were missing, the ability to become a Leader is not lost. There are countless examples of people in history who had absolutely none of the first category of being born a leader, nor the second category of being mentored as one. Yet became important critical Leaders in their neighborhood, their business, their country.

 

What they did have was the desire to be the best person that they could be. The willingness to do whatever was necessary to be that person. The discipline it would take to keep working at being the best they could be, even when it was a hard task.

All of this is motivated by a desire to be an objective person. One who cares for others and desires to nurture them and also the desire to serve. All genuine Leaders are out to serve their fellow humans in the belief that this will bring about the best outcomes.

There are skills in learning how to implement the art of leadership. There are really not very hard at all. However, the desire to implement them has to be there.

Are you truly serious about becoming the Leader that you have the potential to be. Let me know. I may be able to help you. The results could be astronomical.

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