A Skill Set Called Leadership

source:*thenumberoftheblog.com

Each one of us are able lead. According to my dictionary, a leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization or a country. If we all have leadership potential and abilities, then why make leadership training and requirements so complicated? Being a leader is not about power or controlling others, it is about installing direction and influencing others to follow that direction.

Research shown that these are the skills and qualities required for a successful leader in today’s world:

A leader must have…..

  • Vision 
  • Discipline 
  • Integrity 
  • Dedication 
  • Magnanimity
  • Humility 
  • Openness 
  • Assertive
  • Creative
  • Fairness 
  • Sense of humor 

I didn’t go into detail with the above skills as I believe that each person is unique and can add its very own description according to his or hers personality, strengths, way of life, etc. A great tool to support you is to practice self-awareness and practice leading yourself in your daily life. What I found useful is you can only tell others what to do if you are living that example. So practice what you preach and live authentically.

To summarise: “If you combine the above set of skills and qualities, create your own life story and ambitions and add your unique personality, you’re destined for success and others will follow. It is up to you, the individual to step out of the crowd and become that leader ;-)”

Stand By You

Standing by someone is beautiful and part of humanity. We support one another out of love and respect. We are there for our friends and partners in good times and in bad times. No matter what happens, we want to stand by our loved ones. Right?

What does it mean to be there for someone? It means offering your loving support to someone else without expecting anything in return. This is possible if you have learned to love yourself, unconditionally.

Here’s why: Anything you offer in the world, must live within yourself first. Otherwise you cannot give to the ‘outer’. You might think you can but then its based on a need for yourself. A need that you subconsciously feel the ‘outer’ should fulfill through your own expectation. At the end, you will be the disappointed one.

Loving yourself enough not to give your own power away when standing by someone means allowing others to freely express themselves, without judgement. A good way is to detach yourself from the results of your needs and others with 100% awareness and to listen to yourself and others. Offer your advice only when asked. Do so entirely without expecting anything in return from any friendship.

Practice this with your children, family members, friends, etc 🙂 Oh and do listen to this wonderful song that inspired me to write this blog!  I’ll Stand by You by the Pretenders ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maAyfcO-X3k