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February 07, 2017

Are you a Great Leader?

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” – John Maxwell.

You have no business leading if all you could think about is yourself. To lead and be great in doing that, you have to think of giving power to someone out there. While it is not expected you transfer the power invested in you to someone else. You have to think of giving power to your follower via their own expectation.

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” says William Arthur Ward. Empowerment is not until you hand over cash or physical resources, your ability to inspire and motivate your team or follower to be the best in the leading is a great one. Everyone including a leader need inspiration and motivation. This is what Ralph Waldo Emerson mean when he says “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” To be a great leader, your followers are your inspiration.

Check yourself, are you selfish in your attitude? It is impossible to be pronounce a great leader if other people’s pain is none of your business. According to Marian Anderson “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.”

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