A GOOD LEADER

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GENELYN Q. NARCISO

Lead­er­ship is said to be an en­gage­ment with life it­self be­cause it de­mands that ev­ery in­di­vid­ual has a unique vi­sion which in­volves his/ her whole life. When peo­ple protest that they can’t lead, or don’t want to lead, they are usu­ally think­ing of man­age­ment and giv­ing speeches. Lead­er­ship is a var­ied as peo­ple and the main ques­tion is not whether you will be bur­dened but how you will chal­lenge to es­cape medi­ocrity and con­for­mity. Leader’s life is not a com­pe­ti­tion; it is usu­ally a way to lead, as say­ing goes “True Lead­ers don’t cre­ate fol­low­ers, they cre­ate more lead­ers” Mean­ing, real lead­ers act what is im­por­tant to all and they ac­cept re­spon­si­bil­ity and blame no one.

One of the most im­por­tant in­gre­di­ent in mak­ing a good leader is “know­ing your­self” mean­ing, you should know how to sep­a­rate who you are and who you want to be. In or­der to be­come a good leader, a per­son must in­volves her­self/ him­self in con­tin­u­ous learn­ing and never dy­ing curiosity, have per­sonal in­tegrity, rein­vent and com­pel vi­sion, mean­ing, they learn from other but are not made by oth­ers. What they be­lieve is pos­si­ble then they will set about their dream. They will also be­lieve in the abil­ity of oth­ers. They take time off to think and re­flect which bring answers and pro­duces res­o­lu­tion.

In or­der for a leader to lead in an or­ga­ni­za­tion, she/ he must learn first how to serve oth­ers. A good leader must be a ser­vant first and it usu­ally be­gins with a nat­u­ral feel­ing that a per­son re­ally wants to lead. Then that per­son will now bring him/ her as­pi­ra­tion to lead. One of the char­ac­ter­is­tic of a good leader is that, she/ he has high stan­dards of per­sonal ethics. Mean­ing, she/ he can able to sep­a­rate the great ones from the im­posters. Se­cond, he/ she have courage. Mean­ing,she/hehasthe­abil­i­ty­to­tak­eriskan­dac­cep­tre­spon­si­bil­i­ty­forthe out­come. Third, he/ she is com­mit­ted, ded­i­cated and hard­work­ing, mean­ing, they are goal ori­ented, they keep the or­ga­ni­za­tion in­crease ef­fi­ciency.

Fourth, they are level headed peo­ple which means, they stay cool even un­der pres­sure. They as­pire con­fi­dence among those in an or­ga­ni­za­tion. Fifth, they have the de­sire to help oth­ers. They also in­vest their efforts in the suc­cess of oth­ers. Peo­ple don’t know how much you know un­til they know how much you care about them. Sixth, they are aware be­cause this will help them to un­der­stand ones is­sues in­volv­ing power and val­ues. Be­ing aware is not a given of so­lace. It is just the op­po­site. It is a dis­tur­bance and aware­ness. Sev­enth, Fore­sight, this is the abil­ity to fore­see the out­come in ev­ery sit­u­a­tion. It is usu­ally the char­ac­ter­is­tics which en­able the leader to un­der­stand the les­son from the past and the re­al­i­ties of the present and the con­se­quences of ev­ery de­ci­sion for the fu­ture. Lastly, in or­der to be­come a good leader you must first be­come your­self and be­come the maker of your own life.

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The au­thor is Teacher II at AECMIS

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