You’ll hear people say that great leaders are born. That’s rubbish, I say.
While it’s true some people have a predisposition towards leadership, you don’t have to be born a certain way to be a great leader.
Great leaders aren’t born, great leaders are made.
The thing is, you can’t be willy-nilly about becoming a leader. When you feel yourself being called to leadership, you’ve got to step forward and claim the title.
Otherwise, you’ll run into issues sub-par leaders face. You don’t want to be there!
So, what can you do to become a great leader?
To become a great leader, you need to:
Care for people: A leader is someone who believes others have greatness within them. Great leaders help pull out this greatness and help others grow.
Grow yourself: Leadership is a constant journey. One that requires growth and consistency.
Once you become a leader, don’t neglect the responsibility to continue to grow and learn.
Read a book, listen to a podcast, talk to interesting people. Just make sure you are striving for growth!
Cast a vision: Your organization or family or team is looking to you for guidance. You’re the leader and you’re supposed to have an idea of where you would like to see your organization go.
Create a vision and then cast the vision to the rest of the group. Show them it’s possible and get them on board.
Admit mistakes: To be recognized as a great leader, own up to your mistakes when they happen. Don’t hide them under the rug.
Great leaders know they must quickly recognize their mistakes and change course. In the process, it helps to admit to the mistake and then move forward.
Follow great leaders: Leadership isn’t only about leading. Powerful leaders realize they must also be great followers.
Who you follow will greatly impact the direction of your life. Make sure you’re following the right leaders.