You must be able to see your peculiarities as a leader. This calls on you to dig deeper into the natural abilities you currently possess. There are some things you love to do, though you may currently not be efficient in them.
By appreciating the natural desires you have, you get to become more aware of who you really are. You understand your likes, preferences, and things you have a deep yearning for.
It is true that a person would be born with uniqueness, distinct from others; and with that, he can become faster in a specific task than another who possesses nothing as such.
But there are many of us who have not recognized a fraction of what our true potentials in life are. The possibilities of the things we can become in life is close to endless, so the most needful thing to ever do in life, is to dig down deeper to see the traits we have.
Leadership is a broad concept and does not entail only directing and managing people.
For instance; a person who is a good manager in something he does not have a natural liking for, can never be termed a leader, though he might direct people successfully towards a goal.
A leader must first of all have a desired goal. Therefore, a person who directs and manages people toward a desired end, is what true leadership is.
Leaders must have an in-depth knowledge in the things they campaign. They must have passion also. Therefore, one can say that, a person who furthers a goal without passion is a marketer, or somewhat a promoter.
Leadership is an honorable title, and deserves the requirement of practical knowledge and skill to be existent first. That is why it is always essential for an individual to know the things his personal makeup desires, before embarking on a project that involves the hands of others.
First be concerned on ways that requires you to be proficient as an individual. Make it a point to go deep into areas you want to have a knowledge on, before you begin the road of leadership.
For followers and team players would always need real-life examples from their leader when they feel discouraged or lack motivation for work.
You can’t require a manager to possess real-life illustrations, to stir up the hopes of those he manages; but there is always a need of a leader to first possess real-life demonstrations of victories he has attained, before he can truly lead his team players.
A manager can be an assigned role; a marketer can perform his task through a signed contract; but leaders are true abstractions of the things they say or direct.
So know your strengths. Acquire all the technical and practical knowledge in relation to the field of your pursuances. For it is only by so doing that you can push your team players to work well.
Know the roles of juniors, and know the roles of seniors; you’re to be an all-round person in things you push in life.
When great crises hit a business, it is not words of encouragement alone that would make team players to remain composed, rather; factors like who the leader is, is what would keep the establishment solid.
Actions and personal experience from the leader carries greater weight than words of motivation, or even incentives, most of the time.
People want to know what they can touch, they want to get reasons why they must be dedicated, and if a leader has no passion; then team players would use that as a reference to give off their less.
Apart from this, seeing your traits is important because; it is in your traits that you stand to be happy in life. When all is said and done, it is your interests which would give you satisfaction in life.
Be a leader of your personality, ensure you always act in things you want to do. Don’t always make what is trendy, or what feels right, lead you in life.
Trendy matters can change in a minute second. And presumed followers would leave to what is now trendy.
Therefore, learn how you can use your natural abilities to push yourself to excellence. This is what people want, and this is what would drive people to follow you, even without asking them to follow you.
You would be faster in many life undertakings if you know how to use your traits for your advantage. People like to look onto the currently famous people, desiring to be like them.
But many external factors come into play to make something assume public attention. You can’t just by talking, walking, or dressing like that famous person become the model of excellence. Rather use your natural traits to work your way out in life, this is because; you would always be faster and more effective in the long-run when the natural abilities you possess are what drive you to action.
Imagine an ideal personality of what you want to become. Take hold of it in your imagination, and start living like a leader.
Now you have the potentials of a leader, through your traits. But that is okay; for that is the cutting edge for your leadership journey. You can do well by just learning from your predecessors, embracing the principles they teach.
But, you can achieve mastery if you combine this with the innate traits you naturally carry.
So first; get to understand yourself. And do not be in a rush to execute anything. Train yourself to be a grounded leader, then you would be ready to have people follow you.