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Leadership is NOT only about the Leader

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leadersquotesLeadership is not ‘only about self’; you know that feeling of ‘I am the most important and senior of all’. Most of the leaders fail to understand this, and thus, fail at leadership altogether. If a leader does not appreciate the concept of moving over ‘self’ and strive to be with others and serve them rather than being self-indulgent, her followers or subordinates will not entrust her with their trust and confidence. I have said in my earlier blogs – a leader is of no use if her followers do not ‘genuinely‘ wish to be led by her.  Arrogant behaviour, intimidating demeanour and ego are not leadership characteristics. And absence of authenticity will take away the shine off the choicest of pleasant words and flowery language.

Real leaders are ‘real’ people. Fake behaviours will only earn them fake followers…

What do you think?


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  1. Sir, very true about what you have written,most leaders live in reel world, believing in they are in their kingdom ruling their followers whereas they should actually walk along with them showing them right path.


    April 19, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    • Pansy, thanks for your comments. Let’s strive to become better leaders ourselves through these learning.


      April 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM

  2. Yes RRG, this is 100% true in at least 99% case, most of leaders are not leaders but they are bosses.
    Bossing around cannot give one genuine followers but only fake followers.

    amiya trivedi

    April 19, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    • Amiya – thanks. You have made a very good comment – “Bossing around cannot give one genuine followers but only fake followers.”


      April 19, 2013 at 5:44 PM

  3. Sir, once again a good line by you,which means a lot to an individual to think on “Real leaders are ‘real’ people. Fake behaviors will only earn them fake followers”.

    But its very difficult to identify real leaders, sir it would be great if you cover/focus to identify real leaders in professional world in Indian scenario ?

    Shashikant Singh

    April 19, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    • Shashi, thanks for your feedback. I will certainly think about writing a separate piece on this.


      April 19, 2013 at 5:42 PM

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