A leader is often pictured as somebody who is loud, aggressive, and assertive. Although many leaders fall into these categories, not every leader does. Another kind of leader doesn’t say much at all. They do what is expected of them, lead by example, and simply get the job done. In my last post I said that you’re the only one that could change you. Today I want to discuss why
You Don’t Have To Be Loud To Be A Leader
When we think of a leader, we often envision somebody who is loud and assertive. They’re dynamic and charismatic which enables them to convince people that they know what they’re doing and should be followed. They can be successful because they’re able to motivate people to work towards the team goal. And ultimately, that’s what a leader does, get people to follow them to work towards a goal. But, a loud leader isn’t the only kind of leader.
Another kind of leader is the silent, strong type of leader. They don’t say very much, but they lead by their actions. They believe in the easy definition of leadership. They lead by their example and excel at what they do. Their confidence and work output attracts others to follow their lead. They don’t attract people to them by what they say, they do it by what they accomplish.
So which type of leader is best? Ultimately that depends on the person. The worst thing somebody could do would be to try and be somebody they’re not. Not everyone has it in them to be a vocal leader. It’s just not their style. When a silent leader tries to become a vocal leader, it often comes across as forced and not natural. That causes that leader to lose many of the traits that attract others to them in the first place. On the other hand, a vocal leader often won’t function as efficiently trying to stay quiet. These type of people get themselves motivated and excited while they’re working to motivate and excite others.
Basically it comes down to what type of person you are. If you’re not a very vocal person, chances are you’ll have trouble succeeding as a vocal leader. If you’re the loud and aggressive type, you can still lead by example, but it probably won’t be as a silent leader. Both types are important and there are situations that require each kind. Be who you are and become the leader you’re destined to be. Until next time…
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