You are not born a leader; you become one. Although the strongest individuals in a group covet this title, it is only given to those who deserve it. Leadership is, in fact, a social need, a condition that favors progression, an art in itself. Unlike a manager, a leader does not need to have power or authority over others in order to exert influence.
Leadership can be associated with many definitions. In simple terms, it is a power of influence and ability to direct and motivate a formal or informal group of people (in a company, for example). The leader is the one who can be counted on to lead the herd, lead the battle and cultivate group enthusiasm. Do you want to become a great leader in your social circle? Here are some tips that might help you.
1. The true leader is humble
Leadership requires humility. This rare quality is often hidden by vanity and ego. A person who is more successful than others will tend to believe they are superior and behave differently. They get in the way because their pride prevents them from connecting with others and identifying real problems. The key is to blend in. Think of others as potential collaborators, not as competitors. No one is superior or inferior to anyone else. We all have our qualities and flaws. The key is to help each other.
Note that humility does not mean underestimating yourself either. Without self-confidence, it is difficult, if not impossible, to influence others. The world needs someone to take the initiative to change things. So you need to balance your self-image to find your place in the group.
2. Communication skills
People who are outgoing, who like to speak in public, and have the know-how to listen to others. A true leader wants to communicate. They organize meetings, take control, identify problems, and do their best to find solutions. The exchange of information is an important point for them that can solve any blockage.
They will not hesitate to use it to find a compromise or to motivate others. Communication skills also include active listening. The leader encourages others to speak, to give their opinions on a subject of debate and/or reflection. Sincerity and transparency are the keywords here.
Contrary to popular belief, charisma is not necessarily linked to a beautiful face. A charismatic person has self-confidence. They show assurance in their smile, gestures, voice, posture, and dress. They inspire confidence in others and make others want to follow them. You can’t have a charismatic personality overnight. Work every day on all the aspects listed below, and be patient! The result will satisfy you.
A true leader must be ambitious. Nobody will simply follow you if you don’t know where you are taking them. Set clear goals for yourself and have the firm conviction that you will achieve them, no matter what.
Leadership is learned, nurtured, and developed with experience. Your energy, enthusiasm, and determination to see it through will inspire the group. Believe in your abilities and those of others to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. Easy to say, you might say. But with hard work and commitment to what you do, doors will open on their own.
According to the proverb: “Little by little, the bird makes its nest”, the talented succeed by using the strength of patience and perseverance. Actors, entrepreneurs, chefs, and even simple artisans work on their passion. In fact, they started by using their assets and simple basic materials.
And eventually, they ended up realizing their dreams. So, if you are devoted, don’t neglect it; it is very useful throughout your career. For those looking for a job, don’t hesitate to put your interests in your resume. Your strengths will help convince recruiters to hire you.
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