January 27, 2017 Youth Impact

Leadership and The Unpopularity of Views

In view of most people leadership and popularity contests are interrelated. In classical trends of leadership popularity and fame was never chosen. Leadership is rather the name of doing the right tasks at the appropriate time and for the deserving people. Leaders have the ultimate aim to leave behind a conviction and will to carry on the noble tasks. Nowadays, leadership position has been solely related to popularity contests rather than responsibility factors.

 

The difference between an ordinary and famous leader

A very common example about leadership might be one of your neighbors. Because of his skills, the neighbor might be a better leader then all the famous geeks we have viewed on television, who are distinct because of their thoughts. So all the people who have been adopting the leadership position in the past have merely fought in popularity contests rather than truly conveying the true meaning of leadership.

A leader must not focus on the charm and charisma of a position or even about the benefits of that job. But sometimes if a true leader fails to adopt the position of responsibility fully than followers and team mates might get discouraged through it.

So focusing on the bigness of a position isn’t important but rather adopting its greatness is necessary. And above all a leader must not forget that greatness is not within us but rather it is through us.

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Where everyone takes A,they take B.

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Different ideas often get ridiculed

A leader must always be ready to get ridiculed. Ideas that are beyond the common perception, for then getting ridiculed is inevitable. But when the idea brings change amongst the audience in masses then ridicule turns into mystification. The entire perception of leadership changes. As ordinary human beings who want to be leaders be must think of leadership as an achievable goal.

Honesty and sincerity are the biggest credentials of leadership. As a leader we must not focus on the charm and charisma of a position or even about the benefits of that job.

But sometimes if a true leader fails to adopt the position of responsibility fully than followers and team mates might get discouraged through it. So we must never focus on the bigness of a position but rather adopt its greatness. And above all as a leader we must not forget that greatness is not within us but rather it is through us.

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Speak and motivate others to speak as well.

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Speak-up and scale-up

True leaders always speak their mind and walk their idea. They never fall prey to the unpopularity of their views no matter if they get ridiculed for it. Popular opinions and views don’t matter for true leaders because they follow their own principles and make the right decisions against all odds. However, during the journey a leader often has to take an edge in which he has to challenge common ideas. This isn’t for his own popularity but according to the leader the common idea needs modifications. This ability to take risks is what makes one a true leader.

 

-Annosha Durrani

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