I recently offered this advice to someone just starting out in the world of leadership. This got me thinking, so I am developing a workshop for budding leaders focusing on Judeo-Christian leadership principles. Given the framework of my presentation, I want two more bullet points.
Here is what I said to the young man:
-“Good leaders must first become good servants” Robert Greenleaf.
- Developing a mentor relationship with another leader is essential.
- Be respectful and enthusiastic in everything you do.
- Get to know yourself and your own weaknesses and do not be afraid of them.
- Gain a vision then keep your hand to the plow and your eye on the mark.
Most leaders are not hired because of what they know but because of who they are. If you can master these five things, you can be a good leader. Without them you will just be a manager.