Youth – the visionaries of a growing nation who have the capability to bring in a change in all dimensions. With easily accessible linkage to technology, machinery, equipment, resources change and innovation is just a click away. But despite of these changing sequences one thing which remains the same is Human Mind and its expertise.
Technology is manmade which transforms the life of every human. What beheads technology, what is that which is prima facie to every innovation? Without a say it is a leader. Sounds strange right? Without a leader taking an initiative to transform an idea into an action, technology would just be a tell-tale.
Now what is leadership and how can you make a leader?
According to Peter Drucker – “Only three things happen naturally in organisations: Fiction, Confusion and Underperformance; everything else requires leadership.”
When asked to define the ideal leader, many of us would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. Such skills and smarts are necessary but insufficient qualities for the leader.
What makes a true leader?
The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that intelligent quotient and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. Emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won’t make a great leader. People are not born leaders but yes, they imbibe leadership trait at a very early age.
In this context it can be cited that once founder of Apple, Steve Jobs was painting the exteriors of the fences across his garden, while his father came and questioned: “Son, paint the interiors of the fence as well. To which Mr. Steve acclaimed that it’s only the exterior which is visible to public, so why to waste paint for the interior, who will see know it to which his father replied “Son we would know it.” So when he entered into the domain of business with the giant technological innovation named as Apple Macintosh; he instructed his team to make emphasis on the best looking authentic interiors. His team exclaimed and ask that why such massive amounts to be spend on the interiors, who would thoroughly see it to which he replied “We would guys, we would see it.”
The above one is leadership by action.
- Leadership is about self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, building of relationships and most importantly retaining them in the long run.
- Developing a connect with the followers. It is really important that the message a leader wants to communicate is properly sent to the audience and receptor. Building a strong network of exchanging information and connections is one of the vital mantra of a true blue leader
- Create an impact. It is always said that first impression is the last impression. When you want your idea to be heard, your pitch to be preached in the right way, try to create an impact which would make an everlasting presence of yours to be heard over and over again.
- Another way to stand out is to know the basic crux between a leader and a manager. A manager is one who do the things right but a leader is one who do the rights things.
Great leadership is powerful, dominating, often overwhelming. It can sweep people along through sheer animation. Great leadership excites, energizes, and stimulates. It’s a rousing call, shocking complacency and inertia into action. It’s one of the most potent pulls in human history, and as such accounts for much of humanity’s progress, as well as its suffering. While it ignites collective action and stirs passion, its direction depends largely on those that wield its power. So analyse and emerge the leader in you by breaking all inhibitions and be a part of the brigade of change.