“What must I do to become a better leader” asked a coachee?
All around the world, people everywhere are looking for someone to follow, for someone to lead them. I believe that we can develop the ability to lead if we will simply work at it.
Life experience has taught me that a leader is a person who goes ahead of others to direct or guide them or to show them how to do something. Leaders help others to grow. Leaders not only inspire others as to what to do and how to do it, they also show them by example. .
“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧” – Paulo Coehlo
The biggest challenge for many aspiring leaders is that so many want to change their circumstances but are unwilling to change themselves. To be a great leader, firstly we need to learn how to follow. Have the courage to follow and then show others how to follow.
Great leadership demands a large quantity of hard work, industry, courage, positivity, a growth mindset, planning, preparation, gritty determination, humility and the ability to follow-through.
So, you want to be a better leader? I suggest you begin by really understanding how you can be a better follower, it is the key to leadership.