Leadership means responsibility and leading is a full-time affair. If you are in a position to lead, it means you have accepted sacrificing your comfort, liking, disliking, rest, and leisure. Whether inside the drawing-room enjoying family time or patting golf over the green, at the dinner table or in the lavatory, the leader’s brain always remains committed. His every second is spent as the price to make better decisions and to buy his men’s loyalty. Hence, a leader needs to be calm, emotionally stable, and free from all kinds of peripheral engagements. He needs to remain persistently focused on the leadership goals so that nothing may take away his attention as a priority. Leading is a passion, and a leader has to wilfully admit all discomforts during the leadership journey. A leader always sacrifices his needs, amenities, and time for the well-being of his men. To enjoy leadership success, he persistently engages all his attention and focuses on the benefit of his people and the interest of the organization.
Leading means, you are at the centre point of all curiosity by your men. People do not look at the tail of a marathon race, but they focus on every step of someone who is leading. People always count and expect a very high standard from their leaders. So, it is not a choice but a necessity to remain fully committed to attaining men’s expectations. As a junior leader, you may have to accomplish a variety of tasks with little time at hand. Effective use of your limited time will make the difference between you and an ordinary leader. Leading is also always a tiring job; it demands a constant encountering of challenges and solving problems. Leadership is the journey of contests and winning challenges that need unflinching dedication from a leader each day and every occasion.
Human beings are weak at the individual level but the ability to make all-out connections and cooperation have made humans the best on the planet. It is the leaders’ job to create more and more strong connections among people and groups. Leadership needs to maximize the potentials of each human connection and relationship by dedicated effort. He has to commit himself to building more dynamic and stable associations with people and enhancing cooperation. This difficult task demands a leader’s full attention, creativity, dedication, and all-out effort. Indeed, leading is hard work but only possible by the utmost dedication and full-time concentration.
Take your leadership role as a passion in life. Commit yourself to the cause of your men’s well-being. Accept leadership as a service 24/7 like a father remains committed to his family.