A great leader, focus on helping his people succeed. The people who work for him, the people who engage with him, and the people whom he has a less contact with . I firmly believe a leadership position is not just a motto to keep or a title to hang on the wall but a real and tangibile manifestation of a leader. Great leaders failed not because they can't or won't but because their focus is on themselves alone.
They are afraid that those people if and when they rose on the rank would replace or be his opponents or a complete hindrace of his goal or objective. Hypocrisy got them to believe that they are just doing it but their hands are closed and held tight.
What would you expect for a leader who doesn't have any single idea of the position he handled or assumed? I agree wholeheartedly, there are countless and millions of books that are available publicly however, those are just a good references if those ideaswon't be able to apply and put into practice. One common reminder that has often used yet it is becoming just a quick and empty word without appreciating the truest meaning of it. It goes like this, walk what you preach. I would say, don't preach anything at all if you are not willing to be measured on your own words.
This is quite a summary of a true leadership that embodies great strength and passion. Here's my two cents (thanks to Dr. King).
The ultimate measure of a leader is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige and even his life for the welfare of others.
Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person is at stake. Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
Vincent Manlapaz Vincent Manlapaz
Business Development Manager • Ziff Davis Company
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