If we are paying attention, we would see examples of leadership in the university of life that offer lessons of consequence to all who are willing to learn. What we are about to embark upon in this article is not limited to what is being broadcast on the media; some examples can be said to be much closer to home.
Without much ado, here we go:
- A leader should not depend on observing what he/she wants to hear, but look out for the lessons in what needs to be said to them. Do not surround yourselves with yes people. Yet, while seeking those who are frank and direct, do not tolerate rudeness from anyone. Be aware of who you are and whose you are.
- Be clear about who you are serving; who relies on you for support, and who you can count on that offers reliability and consistency.
- Always be willing to weigh the advice you are given by your "supporters" with wisdom and clarity.
- Ensure that you actions and reactions are consistent with the themes and messages you are supporting.
- Be developmental always thinking about ways and means of improving those you lead and exposing them to positive opportunities for success and growth.
- What legacy will you build and in what areas? Will you leadership build a platform that would enable others coming after you to have a foundation on which to build? Be precise about the type of organization that you want to build.