When you think of a great leader, who do you think of? Let me see; Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. George Washington, Julius K Nyerere, right…? Those people who are, or have sacrificed their lives for greater good. That’s why they are called great leaders, because they have had great influences on so many people lives. Their lives served greater purposes for the benefit of so many people.
I don’t know what it takes to be a great leader, but I know there are four distinguishable qualities that they all have in common. So what are these 4 qualities?
- Good Communicators
Great leaders have the ability to relate, connect, communicate, and identify with people in such a way that it increases their influence on them. In order to succeed in all your relationship life area – your family, marriage, children, friends, colleagues, business acquaintances, customers, neighbors, and etc, it requires you to have the ability to connect and communicate with those people God has placed in your life. Because of their abilities to connect with people, great leaders are able to achieve what others seem to struggle to achieve. If you are looking to become a leader, then this is an area you need to work on. The more you can connect with others to relate and identify with them, the more you can be able to lead them and help them. I was listening to Pastor TD Jakes one day in one of his sermons, and he said, “If you are looking for leadership, you don’t need to look upfront to find it. Great leadership doesn’t start out on the stage. Great leaders they just don’t start out as Governors, Mayors, Presidents, Managers, or CEOs. Great leadership starts in the back. If it’s in the business, it starts out in a janitorial booth. If you are in Church, it starts in a pew.” Continue reading “4 Qualities of Great Leaders”