As a leader, have you ever had team members who showed little enthusiasm for your ideas? Subordinates who complied with your decisions more out of duty than eagerness?
Why do Leaders need true followers?
The true test of your leadership is after you have gone. Do you remain in the hearts of your followers? Is the baton passed on to follow the vision or does it die with you? We see today, people are still being inspired by the world’s greatest leaders. Their influence seems to be strengthened in their absence. I lost one of my managers a couple of years ago and I can’t seem to forget him or the legacy he left behind. Sometimes I’ll browse through saved e-mails from him and think how awesome a person he was.
Authenticity is one of the most essential and admired leadership traits, however in today’s world it seems to be lacking. What you see is not often what you get. The masquerade mask became a symbol in the 17th century. It was the key accessory at a masquerade ball; it made everyone look equal and it allowed attendees to be whoever they wanted to be for one night. It embodied delusion and deceit. Today, it seems to have made a comeback in the 21st century at the Leadership Ball.
How do you stand out from the crowd when everyone is racing towards the same goals? How do shine brightly when there are already a million stars around?