We all aspire to lead. But before we lead or become leaders, it is essential to know who is a leader and what qualities make one a leader.
More often than not, we are prone to interchange the words head or boss for a leader. It is not so. A boss and ahead of a family, department, or company can be a leader, but they may not be leaders.
The ability to lead is not defined by a designation or power gained from a position of authority. It is more than that. It is a personality trait. A leader is one who inspires others to take action, bring change, do a job, behave in a certain fashion with their personal power and influence, at times without having any official authority to do so.
So, in essence, a leader is one who is well-organized, energetic, determined, fair-minded, devoted to a cause, intelligent, emotionally mature, appreciative, and who has the personal power
to motivate people to make healthy lifestyle changes.
This brings us to the next question, are leaders born or is leadership an art that can be learned? Well, the answer is 50-50. Some people are born leaders, some have a desire so strong to become a leader that they learn and practice the traits that can make them leaders.