Although, there are so many essential, necessary, important considerations, in becoming a quality, meaningful, effective leader, one of the most important, which is too often, overlooked, is persistence! Often, it is merely, a matter of, which individual, is willing to persist, and persevere, when others, GIVE up, which differentiates the best leaders, from the rest, of the pack! There will always be, some obstacles, which interfere with one’s primary plan, and, one, will, either, be prepared, with a contingency plan, or let the obstacle, become a debilitating problem. Great leadership comes from transforming obstacles, to challenges, instead of problems! It takes, simply, considering the difference, between, how one perceives and conceives obstacles, and whether, he lets them, handle him, or decides to control them, in a proactive, transformational way! With that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why it matters.
1. Generate goodwill; growth; greater good: If a leader fails to generate goodwill, how will he be able to inspire and motivate others to follow? If they don’t follow, the group won’t consistently, undergo the growth, necessary, to remain strong, relevant, and sustainable! Instead of considering the reasons to settle for less, one should focus on, the best course, to achieve the greater good!
2. Ideas; innovate; imagine; insecurities; instincts; insights: One must be willing to overcome any personal insecurities, and expand the limitations of his self – imposed, comfort zone! To do so, he must be able to imagine, what should be, and innovate, in order to implement, well – considered ideas! Great leaders develop the instincts, and have the insights, to proceed, forward, in a relevant, sustainable way!
3. Vision; vitality; value; values: Measure the quality, and meaning of one’s vital, vibrant leader, by whether, it inspires and motivates others, with a sense of vitality, etc! A great leader delivers, both, meaningful, essential value, which aligns with the values of his group, and constituents!
4. Empathy; emphasis; energy/ energize; endurance; excellence: Becoming a better leader, begins with effectively, listening, and learning, from every conversation, and experience, in order to expend his emphasis, where it will energize others, in a positive way! Will you have the degree of personal energy, which enhances your endurance, so you continue, to pursue, what’s needed and necessary, with the utmost degree of your personal excellence?
If you want to make a real difference, for the better, you must persist, and never GIVE up! Are you, ready, willing, and up, to the task?