A Modern Perspective on the dancing guy
The Oxford Dictionary defines leadership as: “The action of leading a group of people or an organization’; “The state or position of being a leader’.
I prefer the persona version of a leader – the inventor, the investor, and the evangelist.
Most of you have seen the video of “The dancing guy” which went viral on the SM with caption about leadership or in a training room with comment about the leader and the importance of the early adoptive ones in making movements. Inspiring … right?
I wrote this article to encourage thinking, observations, and discussion about the modern leadership, motivating all businessmen, managers, employees to think of themselves as …. Leaders.
1. The first rule of Fight Club - You do not talk about Fight Club
Real leaders do not set out to become leaders. Few days back I asked my cheerful and polite 15-year-old cousin who had presumably just watched a Simon Sinek TED talk on How great leaders inspire action
- What do you want to become in life? Me asking
- I want to be a leader”, He responded
- Leader of what?” – I asked.
- I Do not care, as long as I am in charge
Leadership is not and has never been about influence or authority. My cousin’s perspective (above) not only defines a skewed view of modern leadership, but also the not-so-subtle difference between narcissism and camaraderie. Leaders simply set out to achieve what they believe is their version of success and passion. Walk, and the shadow follows.
2. Leadership is not greatness
3. Being the Lunatic
4. Trusts his people’s expertise and communicates effectively
A good leader is not only sure and confident of his/her abilities, but he / She also is more poised and confident in their team’s ability.
Leaders have historically shown that entrusting and empowering the team to succeed relies heavily on communication.
Leaders thrive on humility, the very moment he / she notices a corrective scenario, they instantly act on it.
However, they are cautious and avoids micromanagement like the Covid-19.
Mind you, super articulate word geniuses are not necessarily exceptional communicators.
What would you prefer-Gentleman- the rotundity of the left rear circular hoop has vanished, or Hey Mister, you have got a flat tire?
5. Momentum and commitment, even beyond the first song
Can you corroborate the points above?
Remember, leaders recognize their teams, and teams admire them.
The leader figure has been always been mixed up within our collective consciousness with power, greatness, and superheroes. Is it changing? we need to demystify it, teach it and think new ways
Leadership is not a rank, it is not a position, it is a choice … In Pinnacle we help you set your mind to take the choice, take the accountability and responsibility about …. Your team.
The coaching and training programs in pinnacle will help you whatever your position, your rank to become leader.