I received some excellent inputs on my previous blog titled, “Great Leadership.” Because of this feedback, I decided to break up the essay into two parts to better convey its value.
This blog is part one of a two-part essay on Great Leadership. I will first discuss what it takes to be a great leader and follow up with an essay on what it takes to deliver Great Leadership.
Great leaders are rare…
It doesn’t mean that people are not leading or that they are not successful – success is achieved in many ways and at numerous levels. But does their leadership transform? Do they move concepts and people to unimaginable heights? Do they challenge the status quo? And do they rule the future rather than the future ruling them?
Great leaders do not just manage, direct or command, they motivate people to act, excite them to a cause and inspire them to believe. They are game-changers that transcend reward or measure. They unite ideas and people and instill in them a belief in something more than themselves, something worth following.
These are not just leaders, these are great leaders.