What does it mean to be a leader? I think being a leader has to be one of the most difficult and exhausting titles that someone might have. Don’t think it’s easy to stand in front of a team and head them to fulfill their goals. It’s a tough call… but what qualities does a leader has? What qualities does a visionary leader has? And what qualities does an inspirational leader has? If you think about it, there are a handful of numerous leaders. I’m not here to judge their position, just making an observation on what’s been going on lately.
Just recently our country replaced their leader. He’s going to occupy that position (if God wants) for the next four years. The president, that is an enormous responsibility holding that title and the amount of pressure. I can’t imagine what it feels like, the leader of a nation. Everyone asks what good is he going to do now. What changes is he going to bring? Well, what can we do to be a change? Everyone possesses the potential to become a leader some are more skilled than others. Some get to a position of power thinking they are leaders, but what they don’t know is that great leaders don’t set out to be a leader… they set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role always about the goal.
I’ve felt left out, dismissed and misplaced. I’ve lost the purpose of my role, and it fucking sucks feeling like this. It sucks waking up everyday feeling like you’re not doing anything and that the person that is supposed to be your leader has lost their path. It sucks not knowing where are you standing even more when you don’t know where your leader is. I don’t expect our leaders to be perfect; it’s not possible and yes I know we will fail. They’ll make mistakes, that’s normal, failure it’s inevitable how it’s perceived that’s something different. It can be used as a stepping stone on our road to success that in order to achieve we must fail. After all learning what not to do is equally as important as learning what works. Be vulnerable and open up to your team, we need our leader. Because we don’t feel safe anymore and each day feels like a burden. Things have not been the same in a very long time… if we don’t have trust we have nothing.
Leadership is not an attractive personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It’s not “making friends and influencing people” that is flattery, we’ve seen a lot of that. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to extraordinary sights, the rising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. I feel drained… please be present and don’t run away from us. Have the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. You become a leader for the equality of your actions and the integrity of your intent. When you create a team, know that you’re only as good as the people around you. We’re not followers; we were developed to become leaders. Now it’s the time not to give us something to run from, we need someone to run to.