There is always a method to the madness. All complexities in life and work have a simple solution somewhere close, out of sight. Leadership is one such complexity. While there are a million resources to enlighten us on becoming a better leader, I rank this one quality as the most rewarding.
A better person = A better leader
For our generation, the world was never more competitive. At work, we immerse ourselves in loads of data to find answers. Big data drives strategy for today’s leaders. However, behind every digit, every pie chart, every statistic, there is a human. All these digits, charts and statistics are indicators of how humans think, behave and react. The most effective leader is one who reads and cares about the pulse and emotions of these humans.
Improving everyday and continuously striving to become a better person is what makes us a better leader.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.– Mahatma Gandhi
The Best Leaders Have A High Consideration Factor. They Really Care About Their People.– Brian Tracy
When people talk, listen completely.– Ernest Hemingway
Leaders don’t inflict pain, they share pain.– Max Depree
Integrity Is The Most Valuable And Respected Quality Of Leadership. Always Keep Your Word.– Brian Tracy
Every quote above from great leaders themselves highlights the effect of being a good person. They talk about caring, being considerate, integrity and sharing.
Is it easy to become a better version of ourselves? Everyday? Yes.
A better person = a better leader.
Let us strive to become a better person. A better version of ourselves.