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rather than defining leadership either as a position of authority or a personal set of characteristics, we should define leadership as an activity.
1. Leadership is not measured by authority.
leadership is the process of influencing others to accomplish the goal.
2. Leadership is not pioneering.
Entrepreneurs who pioneer an innovation, create a movement or fundamentally change an industry may be wonderful at creating new theories, concepts or products, but it hardly qualifies them to be the person to lead the implementation and expansion.
Leadership by definition means causing action with others, so achievements and success in the absence of a consistent following of loyal followers is not leading — it is luck.
the only important and common capability of great leaders is the ability to understand motivations. By being self-aware of what drives you as well as what drives those around you, great leaders learn to leverage motivations to make their vision that of their followers and eventually act together toward a goal. (Interesting…)
No entrepreneur embodies this better than Steve Jobs, who famously was abrasive, demanding and difficult to work with. What made Jobs a great leader was his understanding of his own motivations, aspirations and dreams, and by actively and regularly surrounding himself with individuals who shared his vision and passion (and forcing out those who did not), he was able to lead his team at Apple to great achievements despite a leadership style that most would shun.
Taking on the actions of a leader is not easy. Because leaders lead, they are often the first to fail, a frightening fact that for many can be difficult to overcome. As well, because leaders are always leading, entrepreneurs need a healthy dose of physical and mental stamina.
At least entrepreneurs can stop measuring their leadership ability against other successful entrepreneurs or a Myers-Briggs personality test. If you want to be a great leader, all it takes is action — so get going. (AMEN! & Hallelujah! Somebody said it! For if your heart fails at all the bs out there ) certified bs as well), then that is the very thing you NEED to work on- Your Self Esteem, try an Attitude Adjustment Program (AAP)-have a board on Pinterest named just that (as an example) under Romans 8:12 Mother Ministry).
Whatever it is you don’t know, don’t have, do not be afraid to fail to learn it/acquire it! 😀
In Yeshua’s name Amen! 😀
Success is a process, not an event.
(quotes from the article)
Curiosity may have killed the cat, but at least it didn’t die dumb.
Remember, everything is all fun and games until somebody loses an eye. That’s an eloquent way of saying, that, while the concept of “not doing it for the money” is great, there comes a time when the electric bill needs to be paid — and they don’t accept smiles.