Tuesday, 17 July 2012
A skill set called leadership
In the 21st century, information on leadership is easily obtainable. When reading about leadership, I came across four common questions such as: Are they born? Are they made? What skills do they posses? How are they made? Well, I believe that it is extremely difficult to pin point their characteristics, or even shadow these great leader’s lifestyles.
The great leaders that come to mind are: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Martin Luther King etc. These great leaders weren’t worried about becoming great leaders but there passion for making a difference had ensured that they would become classified as great leaders of the World.
For example, Nelson Mandela, he had a vision that was not based on personal gain but a vision about having a positive impact on people’s lives. With the amount of commitment he had kept his vision in mind, and together with the other great leaders they set out with a positive frame of minds, which ensured that no amount of challenges could deter them from achieving their goals.
I honestly, believe that leadership is a status given to someone who sets an example within their culture or level of expertise or it could be given to a exemplary individual, but it can’t be taken our added to your title.
In order, to become a great leader I suggest that you not only DREAM BIG, but you should also think of how you can help others develop, and use every breath, dream, action and minute to ensure that you set out to make it happen and ensure that no challenge can impact your vision and focus.