Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Concept of Leadership

Are you still struggling to be the leader you always prayed for? Leadership has become a must have key for performance.What then is Leadership? Does everybody becomes a leader? If you are worried,Worry no more for John  C. Maxwell said,Everything rises and falls on leadership".
Leadership has therefore become one of the vital  component  for peak performance, whether you are leader of a church, or an association  it very important that you become that kind of leader that has the ability to deal with situations.This article  would help you become the leader you have always dreamed of are you ready?
Many a time people  ask for the definition of leadership in churches ,schools and seminars.
Leadership is not a Position, leadership is the ability to  influence other people to achieve set goals,it is the ability to have followers and the ability to deal with situation
John C. Maxwell said,” A leader is great not because of his or her power,but  because of his or her ability to empower others.” Leadership requires influencing and empowering followers  to achieve a set goal or to work towards a common vision.A person’s  level of effectiveness has a direct link with his leadership ability.Although some are born leaders,leadership can be developed and it shows how  you have mature through personal development.
One key thing to note about leadership is that it begins in the heart and not in the head, you show people  your  leadership competence by demonstrating to them how much you care, as it is rightly said,”People  don’t  care how much you know until they know how much you care.”The level of care you show towards  your colleagues, subordinates  and  masters brings out the leader that lies within you.The only way to lead people is to love them ,and love is true leadership.
When ever someone trust  you to be able to do an assignment it shows your leadership competence, they do not  believe they can do it ,so they entrust you to be able to do a very good and effective work than they will.Be  very accountable when ever people entrust something to you,or else they lose their trust in you forever.
Yes, leadership is a test, and a test you must pass. Each time in our life we are tested and the more we pass the test the more our leadership potentials  are sharpened, as a true leader you would be test in every situation you meet, your ability to pass that test is the key to greater accomplishment in life. Remember to be the leader you dream of you should know the types of leaders there are. 

What Next?
See you in the next article as i talk about becoming the effective leader you have always dream of, feel free to drop me a comment or ask a question on leadership, it keeps me going