Have you ever asked yourself what a true leader looks like?
We have certainly seen all kinds of leadership during this #InternationalLeadershipWeek - not all good.
Many of us look for examples of true leadership, which unfortunately are not always displayed by those in positions of power. In some cases, we may have the power to change that and in some we may not. The solution? Be the change you want to see.
What make a genuine leader?
🎯 know who they are and what they stand for. They know their values and the rules they will abide by, regardless of the circumstances they face.
Authentic leaders both know and communicate their values with the people they lead, creating an atmosphere of certainty and trust.
🎯 have #integrity. Integrity is the very core of their authority. Living the moralities they profess to believe, is what gives them standing and allows others to place their trust in them. They walk the walk rather than just talk the talk.
🎯 work right alongside the people they lead in order to know them better and embrace their ideas. Working with people allows leaders to lift and inspire their team.
🎯 embrace constructive criticism and are willing to hear what others have to say without being supercilious. They have a genuine desire to understand the thoughts and feelings of the people they lead.
🎯 don’t control their people, but rather #inspire them to do great things.
🎯 don’t allocate people tasks that are beyond their capability, but do assign tasks that take staff out of their comfort zone. In other words, encourage them to #grow.
In short, Leaders elevate others to achieve a common goal.
Who is a leader you look up to?