Transitioning from simply becoming a boss to becoming a leader happens when you transcend from being hired into a position, to being respected by your employees, staff, and peers. But what makes great leaders?
Do you have the ability to inspire and guide others along their important journeys in life?
LEADER – Inspiring Others to Follow
The very essence of the world leader is to be one that others will follow. People will follow those who inspire them and light a spark of passion and purpose in their hearts. The famous speech that included the words,
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,”
will not be soon forgotten. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was not the only person giving speeches or feeling strongly about change during this era. However, he inspired and spoke directly to the heart of individuals. He became a great leader because he inspired people to action.
To inspire you have to create a feeling that wells up a combination of passion and purpose that will lead to action.
When a leader can communicate their passion and what they see the company could be, he or she can invoke that same passion. Leaders are inspired to action!
Building Up Others
Paying attention to people is truly a common courtesy. A great leader makes others feel important and appreciated by creating opportunities for rewards and recognition. A leader creates a work environment in which people feel important and appreciated.
A key leadership trait is the ability to inspire followership. In addition to supplying a shared vision and direction, leaders must develop a relationship with the people they inspire to follow them.
The great leader inspires people to grow and think more highly of themselves. A leader becomes truly great when we lift up those around us. Memorable leaders help others to see their own greatness. If you would like to learn how to become a great leader through coaching and inspiring, find out more and improve retention, productivity, sales, and customer satisfaction by attending a Registered Corporate Coach Program.