How To Be A Leader Who Inspires Others With His Or Her Presence
How to be a leader who inspires others with his or her presence. A leader, more often than not, has always been interchanged with a person in authority who is given the power to make others work towards the achievement of a certain laid down goal or target. However, a leader is anyone who does the direct opposite. He or she does not force people to do his or her bidding but rather makes the people see the importance of whatever he or she is doing in order to get them to be in a state of wanting to personally and voluntarily do whatever is being done. This is what sets a true leader apart from someone who uses power to get others to work towards the achievement of a particular target.
There are a lot of things which always get people confused when trying to lead others and some of these include:
When you force people to strive towards the achievement of a particular goal: This is one thing that most people fall short of as they always try to use force in their bid to get others to work on achieving certain laid down goals. The role of a leader is that of showing the way for others to follow and as such it becomes something totally different when the one who is supposed to show the way decides to rather force people to follow his or her lead. However, that is exactly what a lot of people with leadership positions keep doing time after time.
When you combine leadership and authority together: This is also something that a lot of people do when they are made leaders over a group of people. They do see it as an opportunity to exercise their power or authority over those who have been placed under them. This is however very unfortunate as leadership is something that is totally different from being given authority over some people. Whenever the two are seen as meaning the same thing, there is always the tendency of not being able to achieve the set down targets in the appropriate way.
When you order people about: It is not very rare to see an individual who calls him or herself a leader telling people what he wants them to do in relation to the achievement of certain goals. Instructions are given to each and everyone who falls under the leadership of such a person and it is seen as a must for each and every individual to ensure that he or she does his or her best in other to complete whatever tasks he or she had been given. This does not make a person a good and effective leader as it is not in the roles of a leader to exert such force and authority on those who presumably fall under your leadership.
These are some of the things that people with leadership roles and positions have been doing as they are mostly seen to confuse their roles with being given total control or authority over others. Such notions by certain leaders have always resulted in unsavory experiences as those under such a leader are always liable to revolt. In its best form such
acts all qualify to be called “Tyranny” as people are being forced into doing things they are not prepared to do.
There are things that any individual who is in a leadership position can do in order to ensure that he or she is able to inspire his or her followers to go with whatever his or her visions are and these include:
To be an inspired individual: This is probably the basic thing of becoming a very inspirational leader. A leader who seeks to be able to inspire his or her followers should first and foremost be inspired him or herself. It is only when followers realize that their leader is inspired and willing to undertake tasks that are geared towards the attainment of the set down goals that they will also be compelled to get themselves involved.
When people realize that you are focused and fully committed to ensuring that you achieve your targets with a level of energy and enthusiasm like never seen before, they will be more willing to follow your lead without you having to tell them personally. They just get their inspiration from your inspiration and as such, there is no need to spend a lot of energy and time trying to motivate such people as with them being inspired the motivation will come by itself. Having an emotional link with your followers is what will help you channel your inspiration to them without even saying a word.
Having gone through this will enlighten you more on what leadership is not about and how you can make effective use of your presence as a leader.