True Leadership is not about being selected, appointed or elected into a position or office. It is possible to be the boss and not be in the lead. Humanity is in dare need of true leaders. People do not want to be managed, people want to be led. Across political scenes, organizational hierarchies and company structures, you have people in leadership positions without leadership proofs. This means, people are missing out on what true leadership is really about.
Leadership is the capacity to influence people to see and respond to life situations from your perspective. You are in leadership when you can instruct people to do as you state, without force or deception. Leadership is field-related. This means, people lead others in their area of specialization. A shoe cobbler will conveniently instruct a Professor of Law on how to use his shoes. So in Law, the Professor leads but in matters relating to the use of shoes, the cobbler leads. People lead others in their fields, regardless of status.
So how do you Rise into Leadership?
1 Chron. 12:32- “And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment”
You begin to lead when you understand the problems people are facing in your field and then you possess the solutions to those problems. People will begin to listen to you and follow you when you have the answer to their question and the solution to their problem.
You do not pray into leadership; you step into leadership. People will not follow you until they know you are their solution. Leadership demands courageous steps. You must rise and become what you are fashioned for. Take a bold step today, go to those that need your “products”. They will listen to you and patronise you. That’s how to start leading.
People do not really need to like you in order to follow you. People will listen to you the moment they discover you are the expert that can tackle their issues. Money and people follow those who have value to offer to their world.
- Discover your Field: Locate your specialty and area of calling.
- Learn your Trade: Get relevant knowledge, increase learning in your field. Go for formal and/or informal knowledge in your area of passion.
- Be a Solution Provider: People follow those who can solve their problems.
Arise! Lead!! God bless you!!!
Deji David Olanrewaju (Leadership and Business Coach)
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