”If your actions inspire others to dream more , learn more , do more and become more , you are a leader ‘.
—- John Quincy Adams
A good leader always walks alongside the team he leads. He leads from the front and shows his participation instead of showing power. Besides that, when he can motivate them at the time of crisis and help them to participate in the process of managing that crisis, he simply becomes a great mentor. He cannot be a boss; he is a guide, a mentor, an innovator. He never says ‘Go’ or Do ‘. He says ‘Let’s go ‘ or ‘Let’s do ‘. He is an active listener who does not tell but explains or demonstrates. That means he does not just tell his subordinates what to do, he also guides them through. He becomes exceptional when he has the courage and capacity to fulfill his vision which comes from innovation, from passion, not from position.
A great leader, besides possessing the above mentioned qualities, has the confidence to stand alone. He has the courage to make tough decisions and compassion to listen to the needs of others. He becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intents. He never loses his faith and belief on his fellow members whom he leads. He takes the accountability, puts the entire burden on his own shoulder, lets his team members feel free to share and work and appreciates the progress towards the fulfillment of organisation’s objectives. He, then, is a great mentor, motivator, innovator, and an ultimate focused leader who can transform his vision into reality.
A great leader always may not possess all great qualities. After all, he is also a human being but definitely an exceptional leader who is an ultimate simple one to simplify the complexities of work, He is not merely a person of success, rather he is a person of value. Becoming a powerful leader of innovative organizations rests in many critical ways on a foundation of ways of being, ways of thinking and ways of conducing himself.
” Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower ‘.
– Steve Jobs, a co-founder and
CEO of Apple
True statement it is, if leader’s motivation for his innovation comes from his passion, not from his position.