By. Eddie Love
Some people possess the natural ability to lead others, would you agree? On the other hand, there are many that have to work hard at cultivating a leadership mindset. Here are three ways to manifest a leadership mindset into your world.
I’ve never been a big fan of IQ testing because a person can have knowledge of things and still lack knowledge of self. Increasing your EQ on the other hand, is one of the best ways to create a leadership mindset. Emotional intelligence deals with self-awareness and social awareness and will take you further than IQ in my opinion. I say this because knowledge is only power if it’s applied. The best way to increase your EQ is to do personal development on a consistent basis. Spend more time reading books, attending conferences, and always surround yourself with positive people.
True leaders don’t care about followers; they care about creating other leaders. If a person wants to be a leader for personal gain, that person will eventually fall flat on their face. A leader is willing to make sacrifices in their own life to improve the lives of others. A true leader understands how to lead from the front of the pack and not from the back. Zig Ziglar is famous for saying “If you help enough people get what they want, you’ll get what you want in return”.
Can you imagine preparing to do battle and the leader of your infantry has just admitted that he or she is afraid? You and I can predict the outcome before the battle begins. The best way to win at life or anything you endeavor is to be courageous. Fearless people are always optimistic because they understand that they must first win the battle in their own mind!
Not everyone is born to lead, yet everyone can become a leader if they are willing to make the sacrifices and put in the work. Peace and Love!