Ignite others potential
Everyone is born with great potential. However many people don’t understand their true potential until it’s too late. In some cases people never find their potential. A great leader, can spot people’s gifts and ignite them.
This is one of the leading reasons a great leader has so much respect. Unlocking someone’s potential will change their life for the better. And the greatest gift anyone can give is a life changing experience.
Great leaders, have the power to change how the mind works. Let me tell you the definition of inspiration: the process of being mentally simulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Now, what do great leaders do? They inspire huge sums of people.
The amazing thing is that when great leaders inspire; people’s minds aren’t moved in one direction but in many. Inspiration is formed by one’s perception; people will be moved in varying ways by the same act of inspiration.
Leave Behind a Legacy
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Great leaders proceed to the next life, after making an exponential difference in the world. They are remembered and their inspiration continues to live long after they are gone.
Mahatma Gandhi, arguably the greatest leader of all time became the most important part of Indian struggle against the colonial rule. He brought the people of India together through inspiration and helped them gain their civil rights. It is said that Martin Luther King Jr. was inspired by Gandhi’s acts.
Most importantly, great leaders teach the whole world important lessons. And those lessons make the world a much better place.
Lead by Example
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi
Leadership is the process by which one person influences the behaviors, attitudes and thoughts of others. Leaders make it their main objective to help people defeat their challenges.
Great leaders understand that many people are watching and looking up to them. Therefore they make sure they are doing exactly, what they want their followers to do or behave like. To put it simply, successful leaders practice what they preach.
Many people whom have the potential to be great leaders fail, solely because they think of themselves in a position of power. This is far from the truth, leadership is about action.
Provide a Purpose
Without a purpose you have no ambition or motivation. Energy will not be in the absence to make a change in the world if you lack ambition and motivation. Great leaders cause huge changes in the world.
Therefore, one must have a purpose to be a great leader. This purpose must be fueled by passion; else great change will never be achieved.
A purpose provides a goal and furthermore, a reason to keep moving forward to achieve this goal. When things go rough, a purpose keeps you going.
The greatest leaders understand that people will achieve more with a sense of value to the world. One of the main goals we all have is to be of value to someone else.
Many people do not receive the gratitude they need and want from the world. So when someone shows gratitude even in the smallest ways it makes a tremendous difference.
This is exactly what great leaders do. They are always acknowledging when someone has done something great. Whether it be, small or huge, they notice and show gratification
If you can think of anything else a great leader does, please comment below.