Millennials, for the most part, are extremely ambitious and are what has been called an “Instant Generation”. That is because, due to advances in technology, everything happens lickety-split and are therefore extremely impatient and have a thirst to get things done in the shortest amount of time possible.
When you see a leader, you think Power. Fame. Fortune. Personally, I think leaders are people who make people better and help them become better. They see potential in people even if these people don’t see it themselves. Here are three leadership quotes I’ve handpicked to get you folks Yankee Doodling into Town.
- Good Leaders must first become Good Servants. You won’t be a good leader if you can’t serve your flock. They need someone to look up to and are highly dependent on you and you alone to make big decisions. Sounds nice when you’re in charge of everything right? Not so fast. Try instructing everyone in a thesis what to do and how to do it and you’ll see that it isn’t so much fun after all.
- Leaders need to be optimists; their vision is beyond the present. Leaders need to have a happy disposition and see beauty of whatever it is they and their flock are doing. You have to look at life with “in and out of the box” perspective. Say you’re faced with a problem that exposes your weakness. Use your weakness to your advantage and people will start seeing you as a leader in no time.
- Lead from the back and let others believe they are in front. This concoction is powerful if you get it right but disastrous should you get it wrong. Allow your team to have some degree of autonomy; let them think for themselves. That way, they won’t feel so dependent on you as they feel free. In doing so, they’ll feel in charge; in the front. A disaster would be a tyrannical leadership where you and you alone lead the flock and make free choice in the team and autonomy “illegal”.
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