01 Oct True Leaders Wanted
True leaders both know and communicate their values openly with the people they lead, creating an atmosphere of certainty and trust. True leaders have integrity. Integrity is the very core of their influence. True leaders are forthright with their people. They communicate openly and often. True leaders know who they are and what they stand for. They know their values and the rules they will abide by.
True leaders both know and communicate their values openly with the people they lead, creating an atmosphere of certainty and trust. True leaders have integrity. Integrity is the very core of their influence. Living the values they profess to believe is what gives them credibility and allows others to place their trust in them. True leaders are able to say “do as I do” rather than just “do as I say”, because they lead by example. True leaders take the time to communicate often to their team in order to show that their team is valued and important to them.
True leaders reprimand their people from a place of love and a genuine desire to help them improve. They reprimand without anger, and they relay feedback in a direct, yet kind and respectful. True leaders understand that leadership is not about them but about those they serve. It is not about exalting themselves but about lifting others up.
We all have room to improve as leaders, but our ultimate goal should be the same: To be leaders who are loved, admired and respected by the people we lead as we motivate and inspire those people to achieve their full potential.
Will the True Leaders stand up to be counted?
Happy Independence Day Nigeria!