What is leadership? Why do we need great leaders?
According to John Maxwell, leadership expert, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”
Here is why we need great leaders:
“An organization without a great leader is like a tree without roots.”– E. Bright
An organization without a great leader is going to collapse. It is going to die very fast. Because there is no leader to lead. There is no plan, no vision, no mission. If you want your organization to survive today’s hostile business environment, elect a great leader- a leader who knows the way, shows the way, and goes the way.
“As a leader, if you can’t develop yourself, you can’t develop your people.”– E. Bright
Life is all about growth. If you are not growing as a leader, you are dying as a leader. You are as good as the people around you. If you surround yourself with people who are better than you are, you will continue to grow. But if you surround yourself with “yes-yes” people, you will continue to decline. John Maxwell says, “You can learn only if others are ahead of you.” If you want to be the best in your industry, play and learn with the best.
“‘Yelling’ is a tool of an ineffective leader.”– E. Bright
If you want people to follow you to the gate of hell, stop yelling at them. People want to follow a leader.
“Encouragement is a tool of an effective leader.”– E. Bright
Great leaders use encouragement to get the job done. They use encouragement to motivate their people to get things done. If you encourage your people to be their best, they will stand by you in good and tough times. Encourage them to grow, to bring their best to work, and they will do just that.
Great leaders don’t discourage, they encourage themselves and their people.