Have you ever wondered what makes those people stand out from the crowd?
What makes that one student excel at class?
What makes Pacquiao, the athlete that he is, different from the rest of the boxers?
What makes that aspiring singer, out of all the people who auditioned, win the American Idol or The Voice?
What makes a slim, tall, pretty face gal who models for a living make it to Asia’s next top model?
What makes that guy just around the corner who strums his guitar make it to the stage to rock the music festival?
What makes that leader and owner Mark Cuban turn his team from the worst team to an NBA champion team?
How can you make a stand? How can you chase your dreams? How can you make a difference?
Personality. Intelligence. Skills. Attitude. Which is it?
I read an article that made a great point. Whether a leader or not, to quote, “the ones who were truly great (by any reasonable standard) had a “presence” about them, a sense of power that transcended their position.“
Here’s a portion taken from the article:
If you don’t know exactly who you are, how can you possibly bring your strengths to bear, as leader or even as an individual contributor?
If you don’t know exactly who you are, how can you possibly overcome the shortcomings and foibles that are obvious to everyone else?
If you don’t know exactly who you are, everything you do is just an act. People will sense that you’re disingenuous and look for leadership elsewhere.
So if you truly want to be a great leader, don’t start by learning management technique. Instead, start self-assessment, the quest for the inner awareness that precedes and produces the highest levels of success.
Self-assessment. Self awareness. Do you know who you are?
Interesting isn’t it? Any thoughts? You can voice them on the comment section below and don’t forget to read more on the article by clicking the title of this post. It links you to the original post.