SACRIFICE A CONSTANT REQUIREMENT IN LEADERSHIP
- August 17, 2020
- Posted by: mealone
- Category: Leadership
Picking your priorities is a constant requirement in leadership. All good leaders have a knack for knowing what to take on. Likewise great leaders also know what to give up. And a true leaders make sacrifices and forego things employees don’t, shouldn’t, or wouldn’t.
This article seeks to highlight the sacrifices of every good leader, because before a leader can be labeled great he or she has to have made noteworthy sacrifices.
Firstly, great leaders give up self-interest. This is not saying they don’t want to grow and advance or that they’re martyrs. It is just that basically they lift as they climb, and they realize it’s not about them and that they’re guides to greatness and there to help others become the best version of themselves.
Secondly not only do great leaders lift as they climb, they do so from the shadows. And the best leader one can ever work for illuminates the work of others while openly demonstrating they don’t need or want the attention.
All great leaders look in the mirror when blame’s to be had and look away when credit is to be given. And they happily bask in the glow of others-oriented accolades.
4. Time Dedication.
Every great leader I gives up their time in servitude i.e they are always available and hardly unavailable not because they don’t have anything tangible to do but because they know you are far important that any personal task and that there is a sacrifice because not many of us as individuals can let go of our precious time not even for our loved one not to talk of a total stranger.
5. Always Right Mentality.
Every successful leader is comfortable enough with themselves that they’re willing to be vulnerable and be openly wrong. As a matter of fact, if people aren’t speaking their mind and expressing disagreement, the successful leader worries.
The greatest leaders are authentic through and through. Also they know the only one good at being someone else is an actor/actress. So therefore they act as the soil (providing a nurturing environment), not the sun (shining down on everyone with their vast brilliance).
Every leader admires grant copious autonomy, knowing that it takes work to give away work and investing the time to do it right. So they give up being in the details and openly trust and empower.
Every successful leader leaves it at the door and are uncomfortable on a pedestal. And they thrive at taking feedback and acting on it with humility, knowing there’s still much to improve.
These above mentioned sacrifices amongst others are what every successful leader surrenders as they mount the pedal of power because to them they are your servants so to everyone who envisages to attain a position of leadership he or she must be able to make sacrifices.