Over the last several days, I’ve presented quotes from some great leaders:
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t”
“The true leader is always led”
John Quincy Adams:
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader”
“Leadership is the capacity to influence others to achieve worthwhile results”
Taking into consideration what these leaders have said, I conclude that there are 4 characteristics that, if we strive to achieve, will develop leadership qualities in ourselves.
These four characteristics are:
Manifesting your power through example and action
Allowing yourself to be led by your team
Inspiring others to achieve more
Developing the capacity to influence others toward worthwhile results
The question has been posed by almost every generation, “Are leaders born, or are leaders made?” In fact, Toastmasters International has recently rebranded itself with the tagline “Where Leaders Are Made”. Perhaps leaders are “made”,
However, based on the acronym above, I believe that leaders are MAID.
Please let me know what you think…
Would this acronym be a helpful guide to you as you develop your leadership?