When someone decides to go embark on any endeavor, whether it’s to start a business, earn a degree, or complete a project, there is one key aspect of the business that is vital to the success of that business. It’s called leadership. And what is leadership anyway? There are many definitions for leadership but in a nutshell, leadership is the capacity to influence human behavior.
Leaders think differently than followers
Usually when we think of leaders or leadership, most of us think that leaders have to the most educated, the smartest, the most qualified, the biggest, the tallest but actually none of these attributes are necessary to be a leader. To illustrate this point, let’s use the lion as an example. The lion is considered to be the king of the jungle. Let’s look at the lion. The lion isn’t the tallest animal in the jungle. The lion isn’t the smartest animal in the jungle. The lion isn’t the heaviest or strongest animal in the jungle. However, the lion is still the leader. If the lion doesn’t need all or any of these attributes to be considered the leader, what makes the lion the leader? One word: Attitude. The lion is the leader because he thinks differently than the rest of the animals in the jungle.
What separates leaders from “true leaders” is the way they think about situations or their perceptions about certain situations. For example, true leaders don’t have “problems.” They see “problems” or situations as opinions or opportunities. True leaders never have problems. As we continue to work our business, let’s elevate our attitudes and our belief systems. Let’s be true leaders by changing the way we see things.