True Leadership is the capacity to influence others through inspiration motivated by a passion, generated by a vision, produced by a conviction, and ignite by purpose.
Peter F. Drucker said “ There may be “born leaders” but there are surely far too few to depend on them. Leadership must be learned and can be learnt. Leadership personality, leadership style and leadership traits do not exist. Leadership is an attitude rather than a title and that it inspires rather than manipulates or controls.
True Leadership fundamentally requires the responsibility of taking followers into the exciting unknown and creating a new reality for them.
To be called a leader is not a label that you give yourself. It is what the people whom you inspire call you because they are stirred to participate in the vision that you are presenting to them. Leadership is a privilege given by the followers who can as well lead.
I encourage you today that the leadership within you is waiting to be discovered. Trapped within every *genuine follower is an undiscovered leader. Every human being has the raw material for leadership but most do not have the desire, courage, or will to use it. Many of us are not leaders today because in our hearts, we don’t believe that, it is who we are.
You were born to lead, but you must become a leader. And know the kind of leaders you are becoming.