Leadership Is A State Of Mind

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

In this modern world, where everyone is competing against each other for a promotion, most of us think that leadership is about a position. A position, where you can control and manage others to make them to do their jobs.

There are people among us who would take extreme measures to make sure that other people obey and respect them as leaders. This includes blame game, being rude towards subordinates, taking credits for another person’s work and initiating or supporting gossiping. None of these bad traits are the qualities of a good leader. Your position as a leader may look good in your resume, but in real life you will not be respected.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”

Jim Rohn

Leadership is a state of mind. It’s an attitude to inspire and motivate others with or without having a top administrative or management position. A good leader lead by an example.

The qualities of a good leader are:

– Integrity

Trustworthiness

Humility

Non judgemental

Transparency

Honesty

Empathy

Confidence

Good communication skills

Good listening skill

Having a vision

Commitment

– Approachability

Adaptability

Knowledge of the subject

I believe that a leader should be confident and strong to take tough decisions but also should be empathetic and approachable. A good leader should never be judgemental about anyone and should always avoid gossips and partiality.

I also believe that juniors, subordinates or followers consider one person as their leader if they can relate that person to themselves. So, a good leader should be able to inspire and motivate others. They should set an example by practicing what they are preaching.

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

John C. Maxwell

“The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”

Colin Powell

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.”

Kenneth Blanchard

So, are you a leader by position or a leader by attitude?

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A to Z Of Us!

A lot to tell about us,

But will you allow me to be honest?

Can’t you see the beauty in truth?

Deep inside I know you are good.

Each and every moment is special,

Forgive and find your purpose,

Grace is what we all need,

Heaven will bless us for all our needs.

Intelligent you are, I know but,

Joyous is that what you are searching for?

Keep your kindness and compassion,

Let your heart open and you will find what you were looking for.

Mourning for each and everything will not help,

Night always comes before the sunshine,

Out there you will find others who can help,

People who will lead you out of darkness.

Quick, the time is running out,

Reach out to others who need your help,

Start your day with a prayer in your heart,

Thinking of all the blessings you had.

Up and up you fly above the clouds,

Venting out all the negativity and be proud,

While flying above, don’t forget about the ground,

Xenial and humble you will be known,

Your unconditional love can make another person’s life,

Zen is what, in return, you will achieve.

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Glued

Shattered into pieces by her unkind fate,

She was in a complete disastrous state,

Called by the society as a misfit,

She was about to surrender in defeat.

Then a voice came from inside,

“There’s a lot in you that you have not tried,

Take your time to make it right,

Believe in yourself and give a good fight.”

So she picked herself up from the ground,

Every little broken pieces of her and glued,

To make it whole and beautiful again,

And made sure to put some flowers too this time which was a gain.

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Grace

Walking on the beach and letting the sunlight touch my skin,

I allowed sand and water to be my kin,

While listening to the waves and watching the birds sing,

Tears rolled down as it made my heart swing.

Thinking only about all the disappointments and downs in my life,

I wasn’t being grateful to the God who gave me the life.

Then I saw a young girl selling roasted peanuts,

With dirty hands, torn clothes but she was no nuts,

Even after a dreadful long day she had her hopes high,

With love in her eyes, she walked gracefully without giving a sigh.

When she offered me her peanuts seeing me cry,

I could only stare at her and couldn’t ask why,

The beach was a place where I could find my final peace,

Instead I found God in her face and I walked back in grace in one piece.

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Embrace to let go..

When sadness surrounds you,

Run to a place to find your solitude if you need to,

Shed your tears as much as you want,

But come back with a smiling heart.

When despair haunts you,

Don’t allow it to break you,

Seek help from someone, to whom you can talk to,

Speak up and find a purpose to live to.

When you feel like you are all alone,

No one you can trust is around,

Take a pen and a diary in your hands,

And write everything to let it out, my friends.

When you feel like you are overwhelmed,

Embrace it to understand,

That the time can heal any wound,

And prepare yourself to let go, my friend.

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Blinded

Blinded by others while growing up,

All she could do what her heart measured up.

One person made her to believe that she was ugly,

So never think of to be loved dearly.

Other one came and said she was dumb,

So it’s better for her to be mum.

Another gave her a title of incompetent,

And told her that she would not get any job as has no talent.

Blinded by all the thoughts she had,

Which was never her’s but given by the people around,

Once she decided to open her eyes,

What she saw was a woman who was perfect in God’s eyes.

Now, when she looked around she found,

All those people who made her to believe the other way around,

Were the one’s who were blinded by their own belief,

That someone can be superior to others in brief.

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Take Me…

Take me to that garden,

Where there is no warden,

Where I can see all those flowers,

The mesmerizing sight in different colors.

Take me to that place,

Where we can find our space,

Where the grasses are so green,

Somewhere absolutely serene.

Take me to those hills,

Where the pure air fills,

My body and my soul,

Where the fear has no control.

Take me to that beach,

Where the prophets like to give speech,

Where the sun and earth meet,

The horizon which is so sweet.

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Shine Your Light 🕯️

Today, my mood was to draw something. The theme just came to my mind and I hope that you will like it.

Let your light shine

To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.

Roy T. Bennett

It’s that heart of gold, and stardust shine that makes you beautiful.

R.M. Broderick

Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.

Katelyn S. Irons

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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A Fairy Tale

A girl who loved the light,

Sitting all alone in the night,

Had been waiting for her knight,

As she was too kind to take a fight.

When the darkness surrounded her,

She found out that the knight only wanted to be a heir,

The promise he made was just a cold word,

As he wished to fly away like a migrating bird.

A girl who loved the light,

Started to look for a new site,

Where she could be herself without a fright,

So, she travelled a long way to see the light.

She kept herself busy in her new place,

Helping others and making a living for her own space,

It occurred to her that she had to be both humble and bold,

That’s when she found the light right next to her sword.

Her journey didn’t stop in finding her spark,

She knew there are others who lived in the dark,

The girl who loved the light?

Tale is that she became the knight of light.

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