Leadership – How to Become a Real Leader
Are leaders only born, or can you become a real leader? History answers this question. You can become a leader, and even of a country. It’s up to you. Here are the basics of how to become a real leader.
Check Yourself. Who are You?
To become a real leader, people would have to follow you. Why should they? Have you anywhere to lead them? Whether it be in your family, your work, an organization, wherever, you must check yourself to see “why would people wish to follow my leadership?”
This means, are you the role model or example people can relate to? No? If not, you must become so. Talking about what you can do, who you are, and so on will not make you a leader.
Becoming a Role Model
Nothing secret here. You are the master of your actions, and if you wish, you can become the perfect father, or employee, or employer, or member of an organization. People will notice. Are you the first to stand up for what you believe? Are you always present at important events? Is you working meaningful? People notice these things
You Change by Being a Role Model
Perhaps you were not the perfect father, employee and so on, but by working towards it, YOU CHANGE, it’s inevitable. As you change, people notice.
What is a Leader?
The characteristics of a leader are too wide to describe here. Sometimes (and in primitive societies) leaders were simply the strongest of men. Over time and evolution, that changed. Leaders were often the wealthy, or even the crafty. People followed willingly, and often unwillingly. A real leader leads people willingly.
As the most basic example, as the leader of a family, your actions and words must always be the same. Do as you say and say as you do. You must always be there to support any of the others in the family situation. You must demonstrate your intentions that the family is the single most important thing in your life.
A leader has these qualities, and in the final analysis, people notice, people begin to follow. If you can lead a family, you can lead your workplace. If you can lead at your workplace, you can lead an organization. It follows, and in the end, you can lead a whole country. It’s up to you, and the energy you are willing to put into it.
People are Following, Now What?
So you have become a leader. Your responsibilities have just increased. You are a role model and have now the power given to you by people who follow. They expect you will cover their needs, and lead them in the way of their obvious benefit. If you can do this, people will really follow, and you have become a real leader.
Don’t let down the people who put their trust in you. If you wish to lead, this is your basic responsibility.