Every day, I’m see a large number of published articles, workshops, seminars, a lot of people trying to grasp something so obvious: leadership and its challenges. They complicate something simple. Leadership is respect in the first place.
If a professional doesn’t respect himself, he can never become a leader. Can you imagine how he would treat other people? Respect is something you have to learn as child. You can’t teach it to someone who is full of convictions and dogmas. Do you know why? How can you teach leadership to someone who:
Books, workshops and seminars can rarely make up for the lacking formation of the individual character. Leadership means to serve selflessly. A true leader knows that his actions will bring results. He doesn’t need stages, spotlights nor applause.
A true leader creates motivation to overcome challenges with enthusiasm, commitment and responsibility.
Leadership is only for a few. We don’t have the right to play with the lives or hopes of others. We don’t have the right to sabotage dreams. Leadership is about respect. Many people are lost, unprotected. Don’t shut the door in their face. Don’t treat them with disrespect.
This text by Julio Correia Neto, co-director and founder of JCN Corporate Management, was published on Linkedin. He also worked as business reorganiser, mentor, speaker and writer. He occupied executive positions at companies like Ernst & Young Auditores, Vale, Intelig, Hyundai Heavy, Leader Magazine, Probank, Grupo Trigo, Certisign, Victori, Tim Celular, amongst others.
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