“Leaders aren’t born, they are made and they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal or any goal”- Vince Lombardi
Do you call yourself a leader? If not. I am here to tell you, you have been called to be a leader. Leadership is not a title. It is the ability to use your God given potential to solve problems, to lead yourself and others.
However, there are things leaders practice everyday. In this article we will look at ten things leaders do everyday.
1. Leaders Are Readers
Leaders are readers. The habit of reading is what makes leaders outstanding in their performance. Learning is the practice of leaders. You must cultivate the habit of reading if you want to be an informed leader. Knowledge, they say is power.
Start today to read a book month. Even if it is 30 minutes a day, you will observe a remarkable change in your performance.
2. Leaders Do Daily Planning And Goal setting
He, who fails to plan, plans to fail. Planning is a habit of every leader. Leaders show anticipation in their endeavor. To be able to anticipate, you need to plan ahead. In addition to the planning, leaders set daily goals to they want to achieve. Write down few goals you want to achieve in the coming month.
3. Leaders Are Good Organizers
The ability to organize is an essential habit of every leader. Leading an organized life can be tough. We all want to be organized in our lives but sometimes we see things falling apart. You can start practicing being organized from today.
4. Leaders Are Great Motivators
Leaders are not quitters. They show great courage and motivation in all their endeavors. Great leaders are constantly motivating themselves and followers to accomplish their vision. Motivation is a daily practice of leaders.
5. Leaders Are Humble
Leaders show humility in their dealings with their people. Leaders do not take credit for the success of their organization but show recognition of the collective efforts of all.
A leader also listens to the views of others before making any informed decision.
6. Leaders Practice Discipline
Leaders practice discipline in all they do. Being discipline is very vital to achieve success in any area of life. Leaders show discipline with their time, money and relationship. Are you discipline with your own life?
7. Leaders Lead By Example
Being a leader requires showing example for others to follow. Leadership by example is the hallmark of Leaders. Leaders always want to set example for their followers. People are constantly watching how the leader behaves. The values you hold as a leader will always reflect on the people you are leading. This is the reason a leaders must always maintain his or her integrity.
8. Leaders Are Creative
Leaders practice creativity in their everyday life. Leaders are constantly coming out with new ideas to move their organization forward. In a very hostile environment leaders find themselves in, it calls for creative thinking to go ahead of the competition.
Practicing being creative must be incorporated in your daily living.
9. Leaders Are Problem Solvers
Leaders are in constant watch out for problems to solve. Problem solving is the daily practice of leaders. Leaders tend to have different attitude to problems. They do not see problems as obstacles but an avenue for finding new solutions to emerging threat.
What is your own attitude to problems in your life?
10. Leaders Are Action Takers
It is the execution part of any endeavor that brings meaningful results. Leaders love to execute whatever plans or goals they may have. Do you know that there are only few action takers in the world? Procrastination has become an enemy of progress.
It prevents you from taking action on your goals and dreams. You can have all the knowledge in the world, but if you fail to take action there will be no results to show for. We all yearn to see outstanding results in our life but the execution part can be difficult. Take it upon yourself today to be an action taker.
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