Either you are a leader or you’re not!

A leader understands and accepts that everyone has their own opinions. As a leader you know that it is wrong to expect that everyone will always agree with all of your decisions. As a leader you will also know, however, that even though some may not always agree with a decision they will still follow you because they know that you will take them where they want to go. After all, if your team stop believing in you, you will no longer have a team to lead.

Good leaders recognise the need to adapt to changing circumstances and situations so that they continue to create belief, instil confidence and inspire their teams.

Truly great leaders understand the importance of taking responsibility for their decisions.

For example, if you happen to drive a bright pink car and someone says “What an ugly car, the colour is awful!” Do you respond “Yes, my wife chose it” or do you take responsibility and say “Really? My wife chose it. I happen to like the choice. Don’t you like it?”

Are you prepared to take responsibility for your actions?

About Peter Borner

Peter is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Currently leading a consultancy firm specialising in technical diligence for M&A and advising global firms on IT consolidation and migration to consumption based costing through the use of Cloud Technologies.

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7 comments
TylerBarton27
TylerBarton27

@EmmeRogers @PeterBorner, If I may, I believe that being a leader also has much to do with whom you are leading.

PhilGerb
PhilGerb

@Price_Points you're not a leader of nobody is following you or listening to you.

Price_Points
Price_Points

@philgerb true...many people are conviced because they are in position of authority they are leaders. But they're not, they're just a boss.

PhilGerb
PhilGerb

@Price_Points positional power vanishes in tough times.

Price_Points
Price_Points

@philgerb Are you just cutting and pasting from a book? ;) LOL