“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
– Warren Buffett, investor
Picture in your head the moment your dream of becoming someone aligns with your experience, education, and passion... at that moment, most leaders define themselves as 'someone to watch. I assume if you have found this blog, you are one such person.
Hello, and welcome to my blog; person of distinction, I created this blog as my culmination of talent, experience, passion, and focus- building outstanding leadership for the twenty-first century. Let's start with the first rule of leadership and then defining outstanding leadership.
The first rule of leadership is, in the 21st century, a great leader is distinguished only by the moral and ethical alignment of the vision and supporting actions acted by the developing individuals who are empowered through collective collaboration to follow the person they individually selected naturally.
A great leader for the purpose of my blog and professional journey is defined as an advocate of the team who leads with understanding, patience, and focused intent toward the best solutions with big-picture thinking guiding the finite details which encourage 21st-century leadership development and personal advancement of every member of the volunteer collective.
There are fundamental characteristics that further detonate the individuals' quality and caliber we should seek out for leadership roles. Of the elements, the most important are:
1. An informed history reflects the experience and academic background balance equal to the responsibilities expected of them.
2. A passion and interest for the company, its values, mission, and culture. The ability to communicate and advocate for the core principles of social work life.
3. Exceptional communication skills which are second nature to the extent that social pressures and challenging situations do not disturb constructive thought and expression.
4. Responsible and protective of the team and their environment.
5. Creativity and engagement are strong motivators to the 21st-century leader.
The most important aspect of the 21st leader is the individual's ability to mine talent. Mining talent requires understanding, intense observation, exceptional problem-solving skills, and can communicate effectively, selling talent-based tasks to the right people- fueling innovation.
I hope you will be so kind as to introduce yourself at the end of this blog and invite two more distinct persons to join us. The next post will discuss Strategic Networking.