“History shows us a lot of successful leaders being born around the world where they brought their followers and nations into greater groups and then respectful civilization in the history itself.”
I’d been chosen as the representative for my class for this semester and yes, it is not an easy task to be done. As we human is normally imperfect, they are a lot of things that we must do to ensure that we keep improving from time to time.
History shows us a lot of successful leaders being born around the world where they brought their followers and nations into greater groups and then respectful civilization in the history itself. And not just that, they are able to create their own influences which become inspirations until today.
Let’s see some successful leadership secrets which i want to share with you today.
Have A Vision
This is the most important one. Why? Because without vision, you can’t know where is the destination for your efforts. A leader must have aims and objectives for themselves and also for their followers thus they are able to bring them together to the targeted destination. Besides that, a leader must able to make a paradigm to bring the followers to a better stage.
“The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” – Henry Kissinger
Appreciate The Followers
A leader is nobody without followers. The followers are the one who will support and work together to achieve the aim determined by the leader. This is important as different people which become followers have different feelings and skills so a leader has to understand each follower and create a working environment to ensure that the group is moving in a continuous improvement. In addition a leader must give the opportunity to the followers to build their own charisma, skills and personality so new leaders can be created from time to time.
This concept is an important element which being emphasized in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell which is a good reference if you are looking to be an effective and influential leader for your group.
Full Use of Time
Make full use of time. Determine schedule and work flow for the group. Set expectations for each stage and work towards it. The task will become easier when the followers have a guide in doing their tasks to achieve the targets. Some people mentioned that a leader has no time to rest – it’s not true! In fact if people successful in optimizing their time that they got in their life, they can plan and do a lot of thing and this results in maximum productivity.
You can read Time Tactics of Very Successful People by B. Eugene Griessman where you will be brought to a new approach to time management focusing on how highly successful people get their work done without sacrificing the life they live.
As a conclusion, it is not easy to be a leader. You have to deal with a lot of challenges, obstacles and critical time. This is the time where your wisdom is really needed.
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell is a useful guide if you really are lost as to what you next step might be as a leader. It is a reference book rather than a true book on learning how to be a leader. Get your copy now!