I recently asked posted that question to my followers on LinkedIn, and the response was great! With so many people sharing in one word or sentence what they felt made ‘true leadership’. Here are some of their answers:
“Servant of his/her people”
“Courage to stand alone”
“Daring to speak for the voiceless, and helping others to find their own truth” (This was one of my personal favorites)
“Leaving no-one behind, and leave a positive mark so we may never be gone…#Legacy (Another favorite, this one was on Instagram. By the way, you can follow my posts on Instagram on @memoirs_of_emirati_headhunter)
I would love to hear your thoughts on what makes true leadership from your experience.
You see, I’ve noticed that It is quite common in our region to assume that ‘leadership’ is based on the title a person holds, or their family background, or their status in the community or even how much of noise they make through their PR activities. I believe REAL leadership is more than that.
So my question to you is; If you could describe in one word or sentence what ‘true leadership’ is, what would it be?
If you would like to read what some of my followers on LinkedIn thought, Click Here
I would love to hear from you.
P.S. Since we are on the subject of ‘Leadership’, I recently delivered an interesting workshop titled ’20 Lessons in Leadership from Dubai’s 46 Year Journey’ to a diverse group of department heads from different countries, and they loved it! The workshop was a combination of lessons in leadership, entrepreneurship as well as an introduction to the city’s culture and journey.
If you are interested in this workshop, feel free to drop me an email.