Yes, I think about how to be a great leader a lot. This is because this is a skill set that is very difficult to improve. It requires a constant learning. I sometimes feel that I got it right but the feedback from my team says otherwise. What I am saying is I am still learning and I don’t feel like I can stop learning anytime soon.
I came across these 2 quotes about great leaders in the past few weeks. I would then like to share them here so you can join the learning journey with me.
“Great leaders are optimist. This is not the same as being positive. Positive is finding the light in the now; optimists see the light always.” This one is from Simon Sinek. I like it because I am always told that as a leader I have to be positive so the team is motivated. Being an optimist is more important.
I don’t know the source of the second one – “Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” It’s great because that is what all leaders should be. You have to help your team get better and better, even one day they will leave you for a better opportunity.