Monday, July 13, 2015
Qualities of a Good Leader
A good leader is one whom people never forget because of his or her qualities of peace, love and humility. Everyone feels that such a leader belongs to them and the leader feels that they belong to him as well.
What is it makes one a natural and effective leader? The first priority is self-change and personal example. There is nothing that the leader says that he has not already done. HE does not think of himself as being better than others but sees that best and highest in others at all times and draws the best out of them.
He does not need to compete or strive for the top rank. He employs principles of love and respect in his dealings and interaction with others. And so, he automatically wins people’s love and respect. He moves with the gathering and not against it.
To the leader, unity is important. There is no room for compromise when it comes to the unity and strength of the people and each one plays a very important role. His leadership is definitely not for himself but for others to grow. A good leader invites the opinions and ideas of others and these are all taken into consideration.
Extracted from 'Self Empowerment' by Bridget Menezes (Malaysian author)