Good Afternoon Everybody
Can somebody give me clarity as to what makes a leader a good leader? I have always thought a leader, lives by example and be somebody that ordinary people can be inspired by. He/ She has to lead with integrity in his private and public capacity or does this change behind closed doors? Shouldn’t leadership be inspired by good will and zeal to do the right thing? Looking at some of our leaders I find myself asking: Where did it all go wrong? Does the “hunger” for power and recognition stray some people out of focus? Who do you look up to when those declared as ‘LEADERS” fail to honour their title? Maybe “ordinary” people don’t get to decide as to what it is that makes a leader a good leader or do we have different definition of what leadership means?
In my understanding: A leader is a person who guides others toward a common goal, showing the way by example, and creating an environment in which others feel actively involved the entire process. A leader is not the boss of the team but, instead, the person that is committed to carrying out the mission of the Venture.
Why is it that when some of our leaders don’t live according to expectancy then they justify their acts as not “breaking the law”. Does one have to break the law or does it have to do with integrity and respect to those who have elected you as their leader?