Collaboration is an essential ingredient to an engaged and thriving team. Inspirational leaders know the strengths and weaknesses of their team. This allows them to find ways to encourage unity through peer-to-peer mentorship, team projects or cross training. Unity is crucial to achieving success otherwise, teams become siloed.
*There is a single most* important leadership skills that separates great leaders from average ones. While there are plenty of admirable bosses and leaders , there are only a handful of leaders who are able to infuse energy, passion and connection into their actions and behaviors. Coupled with a clear vision, mission and commitment to integrity that guides them in everything they do to make the world a better place.
His excellency John Dramani Mahama is a known altruistic role models who continue to inspire Ghanaians Africa and people around the globe. I know for a fact that “when you’re an inspirational leader, you’re able to tell people and explain to them what it is that you are doing and where you are going, and it makes them want to go with you.”
The ability to inspire creates the highest levels of human engagement and makes you a charismatic leader.
These are the main core or the top 7 powerful characteristics that create truly inspirational leaders.
*Commitment To Values*
Inspirational leaders are value-driven leading from a deep sense of purpose and responsibility to create positive change. They have a clear understanding of what their values are and don’t cave under pressure in situations where they’d need to sacrifice their values to achieve a result. This might not always make them popular and despite the hatred they receive, inspirational leaders recognize being ethical isn’t always easy, but it’s right.
Regardless of what the popular opinion is, inspirational leaders stand up for what’s right and advocate against injustice. They act with integrity because they know employees are always watching and every action matters. For this reason, they stay true to their values and embed them in everything they do.
*Hon Joseph yamin former dept minister for youth and sports* added “ an inspirational leader embodies the principles of the very thing that they’re trying to lead.”
*Your Personal Development*
In order to continue growing, leaders understand the importance of investing in their development. Inspirational leaders have a strong sense of self and are aware of their limits.” For this reason, they acknowledge their weaknesses and are always seeking feedback to hone their skills. They know they’re not the smartest person in the county or nation and they welcome that because it keeps them striving to improve. As such, they view every opportunity, positive or negative, as one from which they can learn.
Leaders are able to connect with others because they are open about sharing their struggles, stories and journey of what it took for them to get to where they are today. They recognize their differences is what makes them unique. Authenticity inspires authenticity. Who they are at work is who they are at home, in the community and out with their friends. They don’t wear different masks and treat everyone with respect and dignity.
*Alhaji yayah kundow a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC)* once told me being a leader means having the strength to be different and proud. Being who you are in a world where there is only one box takes courage, but people need that, especially in this modern day age. Being able to help everyone understand the world and their place is something only few do, but many possess.”
*TO BE CONTINUED………*