Have you ever met a person who is new at work and you would instantly say, “this could become my next boss”? Sure enough, there are people who have the capability to lead even as a newcomer in a certain field or industry. Their talent, intelligence, communication skills, diligence, and decision making skills may be just a few of the characteristics that will make you say so. True enough after three to five years, this person would be able to climb up the ladder and receive promotion one after the other.
Despite all these great characteristics that a person may have, there is still a big possibility that they do not become what you initially predicted. You may be surprised to see a person who seems to not know anything about the industry slowly work their way up. As months go by, that person who appears to be at the end of the line would slowly move forward towards the top of their pack.
Are people born leaders or created?
Regardless of how a person develops their skills when it comes to work, they will always have the chance to become a leader. You do not need to be like one of those “born leaders” that people may regard to just for you to be promoted. In reality, people are just created to become leaders with the help of leaders themselves.
Now, you may start to wonder why a leader, a boss, or the business head would want to create a leader. Would they want to lose their job? Well, people in the business world will most likely move around or leave the company after several years. In order to leave a legacy, leaders would want to train a person who would continue their goals and fulfill their commitment.
Great leaders are giving persons. They encourage other to do better than them rather than to confine people to traditions and routines. For sure, they have been able to set a certain standard through which others follow them by. But, the challenge for the leaders that will come after them is to set a higher standard that would push others to aim higher.
Every leader would want to inspire other people in their work. They try to impart as much knowledge and wisdom as they could to all members of their group. This is an innate character that all leaders share – the willingness to share what they know to motivate others. But no matter how they treat all their members the same way, there will always be one or two who would catch their attention. With this, they are able to motivate these people to develop the skills needed to become a leader.
How do you determine who to train up to the next leader?
Leaders have their own personal reasons why they choose a certain person to train. Usually, their hearts and interests are moved by people who they see the potential in. Some leaders may be touched by the stories of a person’s life, struggles, and achievements. The others may simply be drawn to another because of similar qualities that they have seen through the way they work and the way they see life in general.
Bringing out the leader in a person is a great responsibility and skill because not everybody is created to lead. Similar to life, some people are simply talented in certain aspects but have weaknesses, too. In creating a leader, these weaknesses are seen as areas of improvement which means that one can become good in it as time passes. The main reason why leaders are successful in creating leaders is due to their positive influences that motivates and continues to drive others to surpass what has been achieved by the person who has trained them.