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Qualities of Leadership

Day 2,043, 12:29 by csabo07
Hello fellow Swiss!

It has been quite a while since I have released an article, and I apologize for that. I have been incredibly busy with RL events, and it's often difficult to devote the amount of hours I have grown accustomed to doing.

One of those RL events included a week away at a local summer camp to train as a mentor for underprivileged children. The camp is owned and operated by a retired 2 star U.S. Marine corps. general, meaning much of the training is centered around the concept of leadership. A lot of the philosophies the camp promotes have really improved my perception on leadership, therefore I feel motivated to share them with all of you in hopes that other government personnel may adopt them.



First and foremost, leadership is not a list, formula, or prescription. Leadership is INSPIRING OTHERS. Taking a course or reading a book will not make you a good leader. To crack the code on leadership, you need to realize that you will need to INSPIRE others to follow you. Your direct example is the first place to look. Are you showing people the way or are you telling them what to do? Hard work and dedication have made many leaders successful, but barking orders alone have not.

Leadership is ACTION not POSITION. Leading by example is the only way to comport oneself as a leader in any organization.



The KEY for SUCCESS is GENUINE CONCERN. Demonstrating to others that you do care for them is the platform for all good leaders to build. Genuine concern is the foundation for earning the trust and respect that are required to inspire others to follow. To clarify, one must lead with GENUINE CONCERN NOT GENERAL CONCERN. Without genuine concern, any attempt at leadership will be dangerous to you and especially to those you're attempting to lead!

As a wise man once said, you can fool your superiors most of the time, you can fool your peers a lot of the time, but try as you may, you can NEVER fool your subordinates. They have the ability to see right through a leader lacking a genuine concern for them.

I hope that anybody in a leadership position can take at least something from this article. Until next time, take it easy Switzerland! Thank you.
 

Comments

Kaad
Kaad Day 2,043, 12:34

Nice!

Asgard Man
Asgard Man Day 2,043, 12:55

i like this article
great article

Vadims Kamenevs
Vadims Kamenevs Day 2,043, 13:20

Good Job!

Jason  Welsh
Jason Welsh Day 2,043, 13:39

voted

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 2,043, 14:43

"Hard work and dedication have made many leaders successful, but barking orders alone have not."
*woof* *woof, woof* *woof, woof, woof*
*oooow, oooow* *sniff* *woof*

Seriously, nice article and thank you for taking the time to write. Also big kudos for having AND acting on the desire to help underprivileged kids. As some may know my 'day job' (sarcasm because I mostly work overnights) has me working with special needs people. These are those who need a little assist to make it in the real world. Not exactly the same thing as what csabo is doing but both are rewarding nonetheless. It's nice when you can see someone succeed with just a nudge.

AND NOW! He's off to another camp (possibly already there). I would figure one weeks worth of heat rash and bug bites would be enough. xD

Hunter4Life123
Hunter4Life123 Day 2,044, 19:30

I never knew that was your job...I really respect you for that. Sometimes it may be hard dealing with them, but, in the end, it's such an amazing experience. (I met a boy with down syndrome at school, and sometimes it's hard, but he really lights up my world.)

Rican
Rican Day 2,043, 14:56

Seriously, nice article and thank you for taking the time to write. Also big kudos for having AND acting on the desire to help underprivileged kids.

dyplomata z krakowa
dyplomata z krakowa Day 2,044, 04:50

This kind of publication are unique in erep.
Glad to see your article.

Voted.

 
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