My experience with leadership is that it contains one part each of character, ability, and faith. While techniques can be picked up along the way to enhance skills, I always recognize a certain “je ne sais quoi” essence about leaders I admire.
Authentic leadership involves a rock-solid understanding of who you are, belief in the foundational goodness of others (even in the face of evidence to the contrary), and an enduring optimism and faith that all your efforts will eventually come to fruition.
Leaders sell – themselves, their ideas, and the emotional benefits of following. Every day, workers are confronted with the stereotype that women 'take care' and men 'take charge.'
Any great leader is a visionary. I truly believe that without a vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18). A good vision is compelling and draws people to follow. Without people who follow, you cannot lead. Richard Schubert, Red Cross Director, said “How you attract and motivate people determines your success as a leader.”
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