Today, in our society, we are surrounded by people we may call leaders. They are leaders in government, business, education and we tend to think that a leader is a person who has power, who is charismatic, well-connected or even wealthy, but leadership goes beyond that. Leadership is not about power and dominance toward others. True leaders will have the desire to make others stand on their own. True leaders do not want to have many follower, they want to teach others to become leaders.
Many leaders think that to be effective leaders we need experience, education or training. Though those are important, there is one most important tool in leadership we need; the heart. Knowing what it is and how to use it is the key to become effective leader. Leaders who have “The heart of a leader” will:
Being an effective leader, we need to have the heart as a leader. Ken Blanchard believes leadership should not be done purely for personal gain or goal accomplishment; it should fulfill a much higher purpose. Leading at a higher level is the process of achieving results while acting with respect, care, and fairness for the well-being of all people involved. When we realize it’s not all about us then we begin to lead at a higher level.
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