Who is a leader?
I can say, this is one of the most asked question in every situation across the world.
Are people born leaders or some become leaders by chance and oh, do people also become leaders just by appointments?
As simply defined by Webster dictionary a leader is a person who leads. That is to guide or to direct.
Well, going through tons of other articles, videos and listening to some leadership experts give presentations on leadership, I’d want to share Steven Pilkington’s definition of leadership and John C Maxwell ‘s thoughts which I think sums everything up.
Pilkington said “ leadership is about having a clear vision based on values and beliefs. Leaders must have conviction, drive and commitment to empower others to work towards the achievement of the vision.
Leaders must have self-reliance to persevere with resilience and tenacity to withstand setbacks, disappointments and failure and to lift and carry their people through disappointments to progress on towards success”.
Also, John C Maxwell one of the best selling authors on Leadership has these to say; “a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
People never care how much you know until they know how much you care.
And Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them”.
Do you or do you not agree with the above?
Let’s get talking in the comments section.