A Good Leader

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Leadership and being a good leader have many meanings and interpretations. Everybody has different ideas of what a leader is but ultimately a leader needs to be able to make decisions that they believe in.

Decisions that will also benefit the people they’re leading.

Good leaders take full responsibility for their choices and for the people around them – no matter the consequences!

When someone is in a leadership position they need to understand it’s important to believe in what they’re trying to achieve. To do so, you need to have an idea of what the people around you want – without the support of the people a leader can’t do much.

Leadership is about uniting people of a common goal by guiding and advising them along a path of success. Setting “big goals” and being an example of success is vital to motivating the people around you.  This means that you must be able to lead yourself before you can lead others. Self-discipline and sticking to the morals you wish to enforce allows for people to get behind you.   b

Being a good self-leader is not just practicing your beliefs.   You need to be enforce them by embodying and giving all your energy to the ideas you want other people to follow. Leadership comes with challenges.  These include changes to a plan or the loss of support on an idea and it can be hard to be the one who says “No, that won’t work.”

When placed in a difficult position it’s important not to give in to the pressure of the people around you, but to rather stay true to who you are and what you believe in. However, being narrow minded and only doing what you believe in does not make for a good leader A strong leader listens to his or her people and adapts to the changing environment around them, which means analyzing situations and making a decision based on the conditions. This is why ,when in a person in power is in a difficult situation, they, as the leader, need to be the one person people can look to for support.

This includes being enthusiastic and committed and not giving up. A leader is someone who motivates, inspires and creates a vision.  Being a leader is hard work and requires concentration, commitment, trust and respect for the people around you.

To be a good leader is to grow others and to achieve a bigger goal!

Brandon Upfold

There is no way I can describe the joy and excitement at hearing the amazing news. I am so humbled to have been chosen as an Ambassador and regard it as one of my biggest achievements to date. I am overwhelmed that I have been given such an amazing opportunity.