Defining Leadership and Creating Smart & Efficient Leaders at the Hubbard College
Leadership is often confused to be some amazing natural trait someone is born with, this is not true however. All leadership consists of is the ability to give and enforce orders that work towards visible and positive accomplishment.
Everyone is a leader in its basic form. When you decide you want to get some food, you give your body an order to go and get some, and you keep persisting on it until you get that delicious food!
When you look at a broader picture, you decide you want to sell 20 books today and you know out of experience you can sell 9 books a day. This leaves you 11 books unsold! You then order 2 of your sales employees to sell 6 each today. Problem solved.
Now we look at a BIG picture. You are the CEO of a company and people look to you for answers to all their problems, you are a leader in the sense that you can influence them. But are you truly showing leadership?
– Leadership is not cleaning up people’s mess. It’s giving them the right orders to do it themselves.
I can guarantee you if you’re running a business, you have done this – or are still doing it today.
I realized I’ve done this numerous times, and when I finished my Effective Leadership course (included standard in the Associate degree) I completely found new ways to be a leader and an executive.
I had an even better realization after I finished the Policy course and learned about policies. This makes you able to stop problems from recurring, it’s like writing a manual that people can go to each time they have a question.
I loved it, and still do.