‘LEADERSHIP’, this word is so common for all of us as we hear it almost every day. But, have you ever thought, what it really means? If we search for its dictionary meaning, then business dictionary defines leadership as the activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this. Leadership involves establishing a clear vision, sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly, providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision, and coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders. A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through coaching or mentoring. This is the exact meaning of leadership but is this the sufficient requirement? Of course not! If you want to achieve your goals, specifically speaking about entrepreneurs. ‘Right’ leadership is the quality, you need to develop while you’re working on your aspirations with different people, who are also working on the same.
Now, how an entrepreneur acquire these qualities? Being an entrepreneur, you should be specific and clear about your vision. Everything starts with a purpose and vision. Both of these, must be concrete. Once you’re done with finding purpose and deciding your vision, you need to share it with the people who share common interests because if your ideas are not intelligible to people then it’s a total time waste. Therefore, target people who are suitable and are willing to understand your ideas. Divide your work accordingly, in a way, such that it consumes less time and focuses more on provoking finished outputs. Always remember to analyze your co-workers and acquaintances, commend their work and suggest for improvements. This will motivate them to improve. A right leader always stresses on development as a whole rather than individualistic development.
You’ve to keep in mind that although you’re a leader and you maybe superior to others but everything is interdependent. You are equally dependent on others as much as they are dependent on you. This thinking will always help you to be on the ground and understand more, focus more and manage your work efficiently. You’ve to be future-oriented rather than present-intended and now, you’re right on your way to be a right leader.