“Follow me and I’ll take you there” is the common motto we see from a leader.
The leader leads by example and shows people where to step and where to avoid. The leader says “I’ve done this before” and they guide the community, group, team, etc. They don’t always have the answers, but they find out what steps they need to take.
Think Donald Trump, whether you hate him or like him, has been a leader since he was young. His success proves it. People will say he inherited his money, blah blah blah, but it still takes a leader to not lose that money and to use it as leverage for other businesses. He’s had failures, but he has also had successes.
A leader will always fight for what he or she believes in and will do what it takes for their team.
They don’t always have the answers and they do make mistakes. They’re not perfect, but it’s through those hurdles they have to jump to make it to their destination. Many people look at Trump’s failures but will turn their head the other way when you show them his successful stories.
Why do we do that? Is it because we don’t like them and we want to see them fail?
Because if it is, then that speaks more about us than it does about them, don’t you think?
All people can be leaders in this world, it just depends on what type of people they want to lead. Look at another example, Steve Jobs. Despite his attitude and the way he treated his workers, he was a great leader. He got things done and he unleashed his worker’s true potential. Many of his workers thought what he wanted to create was impossible or it wouldn’t work. It’s his desire to push through these assumptions that made him the iconic figure that entrepreneurs and business owners in Silicon Valley look up to today.
Sometimes it takes a special kind of person to have a self-belief that they can achieve what it is that they want. Let’s look at Trump again, he came into the race for the Republican nominee with no experience and against all odds. He formed his team to dominate the competitors against everyone’s beliefs about him and how well he would do. People are still afraid that he won, but that right there is a true leader.