Leaders are born, they aren’t created- This is a saying that has been heavily modified to suit the needs of today’s world. Nowadays, everyone who believes in himself is thought to be capable of being a leader. Leaders of the contemporary world are defined as: passionate, creative, optimistic and willing to take up challenges. There are, however, certain tips that you would have to keep in mind in order to ensure that you climb to the top of the leadership ladder.
- Set out your goals and objectives: You should be crystal clear in your mind about what you are set to achieve. Map out the answers to questions like: How do I define myself? What is the purpose that I am set out to achieve? What is one characteristic of mine that can give my personality a whole new definition? Remember-Great leaders are also great revolutionaries. Your innovation and determination can twist the world around.
- Stay within the bounds of your values and morals: You can never achieve something unless you really feel for it. Choose to do something that you would not regret later on; something that really gives you the gut feeling to ‘Go for it!’
- Gauge out the strongholds in your personality and capitalize on them. You will see then that the world follows you like a shooting star!
- Make it a ‘wholesome’ experience. If you are a leader, you will keep everyone in the loop hole and will ensure everyone is on board while you are set on working on a project or a task. Include them and give them challenging tasks to fulfill and you shall see the boom that entails.
- Get rid of the ego: Just because you have an upper hand does not necessarily mean that you are the best of the best. There are times where others can have better ideas and tactics to go about a problem: Listen to them, accept where you are wrong and take in the criticism positively. We learn best through mistakes- keep no hard feelings and keep the word ‘ego’ out of your dictionary
- Keep the learning cycle rolling: you will come across millions of people (Read: millions of varying brains) and will hence be in a continual learning process. Don’t reprimand any positive aspect just because it was projected or taught by a junior of yours.
- Make sure you develop effective communication skills: You may have out of the world ideas but if you fail to put them in the right words, consider them to be useless!
- Positivity, positivity, positivity! Avoid the word ‘never’! Be optimistic about what you are set out to achieve and motivate others to do so too.
- Lastly, revisit your goals off and on to evaluate your level of success and then plan out accordingly. If you need more efforts and feedback, plan that in lieu of the analysis too.
So, what are you waiting for? The sky is the limit, set out to achieve it!