What does it takes
to be a leader? As the case maybe, who
would want to be one either in the government
or non-government establishment? However,
if one desires such position, one must
learn the fundamentals of leading or
heading an organization, private or
Through the years, Our Founding Fathers
had its tastes of what really makes
one a good leader. Psychologically,
leadership may be classified into three:
First, those who are called 'a leader'.
This type of leader belongs to those
who have unsurpassed ability in various
fields of endeavors or callings. The
best example is Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
The second type falls under ' the leader'.
This belongs to one chosen to lead for
the reason that, at that time, he or
she knows and can offer solution to
a given problem.
Third simply falls under ' leader'.
Generally, one can be chosen as leader
through election as a result of one's
popularity and influence over a group
Above the basic criteria of good leadership
like credibility, ability to command
respect, trainings and skills, decisiveness,
effective communication, personality,
etc. is the ability to accept people
around him that contribute to a large
extent in building harmonious relationship
in the organization.
Accepting people around you is respecting
their views, listening to their grievances
and negative attitudes. Further, it
also means learning to live with their
Somebody says that inside an organization
is sometimes likened to a fruit salad..
finding in it complicated people of
different personalities, the fact that
some of your members are really sweet
and cooperative while others appear
sour and hard to deal with. A good leader
must be ready to face such scenario.
Also, it will mean not limiting your
circle of friends to those who have
the habit of approving your ideas. It
is a fact that some leaders prefer the
company of those who always complement
you in how you dress, how you speak...etc.
over those who always contradict you.
If you belong to the top of the ladder,
never use your position to intimidate
those you think are below you. Sometimes,
you find yourself unhappy with the performance
and behavior of your subordinate. Instead
of showing them the way through you
as an example. With respect to impatient
superior, always take it a challenge
where you could show your best shot.
Complaining brings you nowhere.
Once you learn accepting others for
what they are and not for what they
have, surely you have given yourself
a room to grow. In short, you have become
the sweetener or the cream of the organization.