The giant animal in the jungle is the elephant, the tallest is the giraffe, the fastest is the leopard, the smartest is the hyena, but the lion is the king. What makes the lion win the crown among all others? It is the attitude. The lions’ stout body language, steady attitude and motion are highly significant than any other creature. All other animals, even giant elephants, keep the way for lions. It is the attitude that has made the lion become so much specially recognized. An adult lion with a deep chest, long mane, and red eyes looks so mighty that people of all times accepted it to be the symbol of power and confidence. People look for the same spirit among their leaders. The attitude of leaders should be like a lion. A leader must maintain a clean image of courage, honesty, and significant body language so that everybody counts him with the highest notice and consider him the symbol of reliance.
A leaders’ positive attitude is the most needed leadership tool to inspire and retain people. Sometimes, a leader’s attitude becomes the single component to sustain a smooth leadership environment. According to John Maxwell, ‘Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.’ Leadership success lies with the leaders’ capacity to influence, motivate and inspire people following their vision and purpose. Leaders’ attitudes and behavior often determine whether followers are motivated, encouraged, inspired, or merely follow because they have to comply. Good leaders help improve the morale of their men by their positive behavior and inspiring mindset. These leaders help their men sustain confidence and positivity during their hard times. Great leaders purposefully display positivity in their behaviors and speeches to keep people hopeful and self-order.
A leader may be informal sometimes but must remain within the formal appearance in front of his men. His conduct, behavior, dressing up, choice of words are to be carefully selected. Leaders’ emotional outbursts at some point of liking or disliking to be consciously controlled. He must manage his emotions to safeguard a positive image and surpass his limitations. Leaders should carefully avoid exposing themselves to their men when passing casual. Sometimes, few leaders get ill brands as mad, angry, indifferent, and complicated only by their own oblivious words and behavior. Sometimes, a simple casual attitude or words of a leader can lead to rumors that may lower the overall morale and effectiveness of the organization.
Good leaders care for retaining people in their organization and team. As people do not leave jobs, they quit bosses, so; bosses need to be transformed into leaders to attach people more to the organization. Good leaders always help the team increase productivity, keeping people motivated through their positive attitude and exemplary conduct. Great leaders also help institutions by nurturing future leaders to grow. They guide and help juniors to raise for performing appropriate higher roles. Good leaders work to accomplish higher creativity and overall success of the organization.
Martin Luther King said, “Do not be afraid of the challenge but accept and turn it for your service. Your attitude determines your leadership success.” Gandhi, Queen Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela, Arianna Huffington, Mother Teresa are examples of a few great individuals who impacted human society by their positive attitude and the highest degree of inspiring ability. Their working method helps us comprehend the importance of the correct attitude and actions to motivate people. Storms of challenges come in many inevitable ways, but leaders possess the innate attitude to overcome them. Take the example of an eagle; while the storm approaches, the eagle makes a unique attitude to conquer it. Instead of hiding, the eagle flies to the highest point and waits for the winds to come. When the storm rolls, the eagle sets its wings and uses the power of strong winds to carry it above the cloud.
To be a good leader, you need to be confident and propagate confidence among your men through all means of verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Your attitude, speech, and behavior need to be distinctively superior to inspire your men. When the storm comes in life, use it against itself; be the storm against the storm. The challenges are common to all in our lives, but the positive attitude to solve them makes the difference.