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The qualities of a good leader

In Communication, culture, Development, Effectiveness, Inspire, Leadership, Organizational Development, Personal Branding, Philosophy, Strategy on September 23, 2016 at 6:25 am

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It takes courage to be a leader. To stand up and say: I can lead these people into the future with my vision. I can guide them through change. I can inspire them to want to tap into their passion and give that one hundred percent to a cause every single day.

No one said being a leader is easy. Whether you’re a person or a company, there is a certain sense of gravity and expectation that goes with the job and the title. So grave is the weight, that it caused Joseph Wambaugh to pen the words: ‘fish rots from the head’. Meaning that when an organisation or state fails, it is the leadership that is the root cause.

So what are the qualities of a good leader? It all starts with how others perceive who you are as a leader.

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Five basic principles of a true leader

In Communication, Development, Inspire, Leadership, Personal Branding, Philosophy, Positive Thinking, Team on November 9, 2015 at 10:53 pm

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What makes a true leader? Indeed, what makes a leader?

Are some of us really born leaders?

But what is it that true leaders do that sets them apart from the crowd? Apart from the ability to demonstrate well executed activities, such as planning, motivating, organizing, and decision making, what are the human elements that complement such tasks?

If we had to narrow it down to five basic principles that any leader needs to take him/her from simply one who manages to one who inspires and leads, what would they be?

Let’s take a look.

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Word of the day: awareness

In Branding, Inspire, Learning, Personal Branding, Word of the day on October 3, 2013 at 3:25 am

Awareness is a powerful thing. To be self-aware is to know self through self-reflection. And through the eyes of others. How do we see ourselves? How do others see us? How do we want to be perceived? What is our footprint? And what is our presence?

Awareness is the first step of growth and learning. Only by being aware do we know what we know, what we don’t know, and what we need to learn.

Once we are self-aware, we can then be aware of others and those around us. It’s all about the world in you. Then you in the world. And what you do with that awareness, well, that’s entirely up to you.

Yes. Awareness is a powerful thing.

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Word of the day: knowledge

In Branding, Communication, Copywriting, Creative, Grammar, Inspire, Language, Learning, Personal Branding, Word of the day, Writing on September 8, 2013 at 10:34 pm

They say, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’ and that is true power. Knowledge is power. As they say.

But sharing knowledge is even more powerful. It marks a true leader.

I think. Don’t you?

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