The true measure of a great leader is not when he is in his comfort zones or moments of convenience but the moment he is faced with challenges and controversy .Kelvin Moyo
It is said that you are not a great leader until you produce a leader who produces another leader…..Now the MILLION DOLLAR question is, ARE LEADERS BORN OR MADE? I take leadership as a choice and not a rank. In my own point of view, leaders are made as it involves self-development, enhancing yourself for the future as they are moments where you are including what you can do to change the lives of the people around you.
There are seven major indispensable features which include character, charisma commitment competence, discernment, relationship, and vision amongst others.
As a leader, the action is the real indicator of character and character is more than just talk. It is a choice as it brings lasting success with people. Therefore you can never separate a leader’s character from his or her actions.
Be more concerned about making people feel good about themselves than making them feel good about you. Charisma and courage inspire commitment from followers.” HE WHO DARES TO LEAD MUST NEVER BE AFRAID TO MOYO). Courage makes things right and not just smoothen them over because both charisma and courage are contagious.
To a great leader, commitment inspires and attracts people. Commitment is a way of saying goodbye to your own comfort to make life better for others
It is the leader’s ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know….and know that they want to follow. To improve your competence, get your head in the game and redefine your standards. Accomplish more than the expected as competent leaders inspire and motivate other people
Smart leaders believe only half of what they hear whilst discerning leaders know which half to believe. The first rule of holes is: if you find yourself in a hole, then stop digging. Discover the root issues and enhance your problem-solving. Evaluate your options for maximum impact and multiply your opportunities.
The most important ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care… Being a leader is more than just wanting to lead; leaders have empathy for others and a keen ability to find the best in people, not the worst. By truly caring for others…
A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision from PASSION, not position. The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become a reality, therefore vision starts within, it draws the history, it meets others needs and helps gather resource
Being chosen to be a leader shows you have something to offer so search within yourself and find it because the world wants to hear and learn from you.