Leadership is defined as the ability to get others to follow you willingly. I’m neither a leader nor an expert of the subject ‘Leadership’. I just have some ideas to share which I am sure you’d like to consider to bring out a leader in you.
Lots of people are of view that leaders are born. A leader is made, not born. Even you can be a very good leader at your present or recquired level. What you are supposed to do as a leader is to follow simple instructions given out here.
First, let’s take Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinah’s way ‘Unity, Faith, Descipline’. Add determination and commitment also. Try to unite people by giving strong arguments. Strong argumentation recquire good studies and experience. Strong studies come from reading books, googling related search, attending trainings, workshops etc. While experiences come from putting yourself in related situation or interacting to already experienced person(s). Keeping faith in what you’re doinf. Keep faith in you. Possibility of achieving goals is directly proportionalto how much you keep faith in you. Stay organized. This keeps you to stick to your goals. Getting yourself disciplined means to get others diciplined. This also makes you popular in your field. Commitment and determination are also one of the five pillars earlier discussed. Always fullfill your commitments and to your goals come what may.
A good leader is the one who listens to new ideas calmly. Opennes is one of the core qualities of a good leader. Yesterday, I happened to join a political open meeting. There the leader at the stage faced complaints, criticism totally new ideas and suggestions from totally new audience. But all was fine at the moment. Actually, this all was made fine by the leader with ability to listen to new things with smile and patience. Another technique he utilized as “the use of humor”. People become bored sometimes and dont respond you positively. This detracks the people and sometimes leader himself/herself too. The best trick to tackle this is to use humor. The use of humor definitely causes the people to smile and to feel better. Now calm people will follow and listen to you with more attentive and peaceful mind. People also praise this behavior even if you’re not with them anymore.
Focus on what went wrong and why. Evaluate your words&actions. This strongly stimulate people to follow you and even stand by you during even hard times. There’s always a room for perfection. So improve things, then improve the unimproved things and so on to make yourself more improved leader.
You must prove yourself a good leader by putting ‘attention on work-in-hand’. You can prepare a to-do-list on your mobile-phone, notebook or a laptop for you. Through this, you become an insipiration for people around you. Take responsibilities and ultimately people get hope which is a good sign for your leadership.
Prove that you’re alive. You’ll consider this ridiculous but yeah I mean it. Express what you dislike and like with strong argumentative background. Stand for a cause.