There is a popular saying that leaders are born and are not made. Yet how do we ascertain what is a leadership quality and what is not. It is important to be able to know what leadership means and see how we suitably fit into what it is. Here are some things you have to know about leadership and possibly, as you read, you may discover that you are one.
1. You have character
You value honesty and integrity, whether from yourself or from others. Even when pushed to do something dishonest or what you consider wrong, you will always seek the higher ground and pursue the right course of uprightness rather than bulge into the demands of your environment.
2. You can give others the credit they deserve
It could be simply by saying a thank you or by offering a commendatory comment. You are always able to give others the credit they deserve and show genuine appreciation for their efforts. You are not worried about them taking the spotlight from you, rather you are ready to shine the spotlight on them. This type of action makes you a “we” person rather than an “I” person.
3. You are empathetic
You can relate with what others are going through. What stirs deep emotions inside you is to help others get out of their dilemma. You are able to connect with others through this and find meaningful ways to offer solutions to whatever they are going through.
4. You can seek the help of others
You are not afraid or shy to ask for support or assistance from others since you are aware of your limitations. You do know your strengths and weakness and seek people’s support in areas where you are not great at. However, what is most fundamental to you is getting the job done and you would never let ego stand in your way of reaching your goals.
5. You are attentive
You do not push others away. You are approachable; you always want to listen to what others have to say. By listening to others, you are able to learn from them and improve on any weakness on your part.
6. You are responsible
While others step back or are afraid to act, you can step forward and take action. But it doesn’t stop there, rather, in your failures and success, you are willing to step forward to acknowledge your strengths or your weakness.
7. You are flexible
You are not rigid. You don’t you stick to one way of doing things. You can adapt and you’re willing to be open to a new set of ideas and ways of getting things done as far as it will take your objectives.
8. You have a great smile
It is not when all is well that you can define what leadership means. Rather, when you are met with obstacles and challenges, your attitude and personality is tested. People who have the leadership trait in them smile and are calm regardless of the adversity they face.
9. You are optimistic
You see success in every challenge. You also view failure as a learning process to get better and become better. You are positive, and with this you carry a tremendous amount of positive energy in getting to your goals.
10. You respect others
You treat everyone with respect. Even when some are meant to be more important than others or when you are having a bad day, you treat others the same way regardless of situations or personality.
11. You are always willing to lend a hand
You are ready to give even without asking for anything in return. Rather than concern yourself with what you are about to get, you are focused on what the project or task will accomplish.
12. You are genuinely clear about your goals
You are not a people-pleaser. You are not coerced by your environment. Rather, you direct your energy at goals you are seriously clear and passionate about.
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