Of true leaders and wannabes

29 Aug

As I write this I just encountered a rough and uncut wannabe leader and the encounter just got me thinking, are leaders really born or are they created? If they are born is it a given that they will mature up to fill up the shoes that await them? And if they are made, how much polishing do they need before we can tag them as such; so and so is a leader, that is peoples person, or even say I never thought he would smooth out those rough edges so quick.

We have all these gurus and many books talking about leadership, but all I want to hear now is, what are your expectations before you can call someone a leader?

Number one for me is never try to be a bully, I don’t take that….

I want to hear number two three etc from you… come on go on


Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Just Random


7 responses to “Of true leaders and wannabes

  1. dianibeachkenya

    August 29, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    2. Assume responsibility
    3. Assume responsibility
    4. Delegate
    5. Be the last one getting of the sinking ship

    • mackel9

      September 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

      Thanks Raul, I especially like number five many people don’t remember that.

  2. savvykenya

    August 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Leaders inspire and motivate others..

    • mackel9

      September 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Very true Savvy and the Deming philosophies should be at the fingertips of anyone deeming themselves as a leader.

  3. OtienoHongo

    August 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Mackel, for me I think there are several types of leadership and different qualities will be required by different leaders. For example a military leader leading his troops on the battle front might need different qualities from that of a community leader mobilizing women to take up pre-natal clinic services. All in all, I generally think leaders should be level headed, patient, passionate about their field and able to show love and caring to those they lead to add to what has been mentioned by Savvy and Dianibeach above. I know these qualities sound feminine but hey…

    • mackel9

      September 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      With the current generation Y you have to embrace those too, otherwise you will be deemed obsolete(if we can say that about people) on the leadership side very quick.

  4. Nyambura

    September 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    -Assume responsibility tops my list


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