An important factor in your own personal development and growth is about finding your own inner leader .
Years ago when I was at college I took part in the military corps and recall getting yelled at all the time . This was one of my first experiences about leadership and as a result I believed that leadership basically were people that shouted a lot and told people what to do!
However , in realness I later discovered that that was not necessarily a fine example of inspiring leadership, in fact for many of our experience that is an example of poor leadership .
I have met some ‘leaders’ who want to get their own needs met by yelling and bullying, but they don’t usually last long and don’t realize pleased followers .
Most of us seem to have that experience of leadership as being intimidating and yelling, but would you think that excellent leadership ?
Recall back over your past for inspiring examples of good leaders . Who are some of the top leaders you can think of ? Did they have to shout to get their way ?
Two examples of recent outstanding leaders I can consider of are President Obama and Clinton. Do they ever have to take up shouting and bullying?
Because a awe inspiring leader helps to make people to want to take action themselves rather than force them to. That is what both Obama and Clinton have done so well .
Some persons seem to have been giving Obama a difficult time for a while , but few people may really discredit his ability to inspire. Having a position of leadership in the current economic situation is one of the hardest deals anyone could be served . If things are going great in the world, people like the person in charge . If things aren’t going great , people tend to dislike the leader, even though they could have not much to do with it!
However the sign of a amazing leader is a person who keeps his principles and ideals despite what other people might do to dissuade them . Being liked is not the priority for the leader, but desiring the best for the people who follow the leader is relevant.
Obama is a awe inspiring example of this – he maintains his values which he considers are for the best of the nation , even though initially the ideas might not be liked by all . In fact , most of the greatest leaders had ideas which were first disliked , however in the future became accepted as things that couldn’t be lived without.
So nurturing yourself as a leader is a crucial part of your own personal growth and it isn’t about shouting and screaming.