Not everyone is born a leader but anyone who wishes to become a leader can be one if he works hard at it. You are the leader of your life and because of this, you should have full control over all aspects of your life and you should be command over it.
On Becoming a Leader In a group, a leader is the head figure. He takes charge. He directs the moves of the people around him and as a result, people look up to him. He inspires. He touches lives. He has the will and power to bring about change in the lives of people; and most importantly, he understands and accepts that he has weaknesses and inadequacies to deal with.
If you want to be a leader, you need to be committed to this desire and you should take on these three effective tips:
1. Keep an open mind. Do not limit yourself to what is normal and familiar. Open your mind to new ideas and do not be afraid to take risks. If you are too frightened to make a move, you will not see yourself grow.
2. Seek ways to better yourself. A leader is not content and is always looking for ways to better himself. Attend courses and seminars. Further your knowledge about something and always strive to be the expert. Do not close doors to great things that can happen.
3. Learn from your mistakes. Mistakes get people down, but mistakes should not forever be the weapon that kills you. Instead, find a way to make the mistakes you have made the perfect reason to change.
The Different Roles of a Leader
A leader plays different roles. He is both the follower and the commander. In planning and strategizing, the leader should know how to manage his people so that everyone is coordinated well and all tasks are properly delegated.
He should realize that the plan needs to be equipped with a means to deal with challenges. In communication, as the leader he should be familiar with the proper etiquette of speaking and be able to communicate effectively, so that he will be successful at getting your message across.
In team building, the leader should be in full charge of the hiring of his people because he should understand that these people would be instrumental to the success of his endeavor. In line with this, the leader should know every person under him, and should be able to establish a trustworthy relationship with him or her.
In building time management, a leader should know how to deal with distractions and he should have the power to motivate the people under him, so that they can all be productive, together.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that a leader should be one, through and through. If you aim to become a leader, you need to be prepared to take leadership roles in all aspects of your life.