There is already much written about the leadership: the rules, pointers, styles, and a lot of biographies of inspiring leaders throughout the world history. There is also certain leadership concepts that most of the people fail to recognize and in the course of reading books realize it. Here is a short list of things that you thought you knew about leadership:
- The Leaders Come In Different Colors
There are various types of leaders and you will get to see more than one type of leader in your lifetime. The formal leaders are those who get elected into places or positions like the senators, congressmen, and the local club presidents. Whereas the informal leaders are those who look up to their experiences like the elders of the tribe, or grandparents, or considering their contribution in a respective field like Albert Einstein in the field of Theoretical Physics or Leonardo da Vinci in arts.
- Leadership Is A Process Of Becoming A Leader
Though there are people who seem to be born with inborn qualities of leadership, without the right environment and support, they may drastically fail to develop their potential. Like learning how to ride a bicycle, you can learn how to become a leader and know your leadership qualities. The basic knowledge of the leadership theories and skills may be formally earned by enrolling the seminars of leadership, conferences, and workshops.
- The Leadership Starts With You
The best way to develop leadership qualities is to apply it to your own life and your own principles. As a saying goes “action speaks louder than words”. The leaders are always in the limelight, whether they do something good or they do bad; people are always fond of knowing what their leader is doing for them. Keep in mind that your credibility as a leader relies on your actions: your interaction with your family, friends, neighbors, relatives and your co-workers.