Learn to inspire others is an excellent article that made several
valuable points for being a successful leader:
1) great leaders seek to understand before they seek to be
understood, or say, great leaders seek to server before they seek to be
This is the first step to build loyal and trust relationship between
leaders and the people they lead.
2) getting people to change a behavior is extremely difficult.
My personal experience proved it is 100 percent of truth. People's habit
has been developed from the environment where they have been growing up.
When talking about changing, it means let them adapt to some things new.
The inertia is strong... so understanding is the first step to unlock
the inertia through finding the causes.
3) Asking a lot of questions before giving any advice is generally
a great start
This is one of the approaches for understanding people in this way
people are exposing their inner minds by speaking out. The understanding
will underline personalized solutions, specific advices.
4) The negative stuff gets people's attention, but people tend to
go for positive goals. This is where motivational skill comes in
It's not the negative things that get people's attention, it's actually
the things that matter to them or affects their interests catch their
attention. Those things that catch people's attention are the right
momentum for good solutions.
5) You need to communicate to someone their potential, and do so
in a manner that they can really begin to visualize it. Getting someone
to believe in their potential, their worth and their voice in a clear
and sustainable manner is the height of leadership.
This is a good way to arise self-esteem within people.
6) People naturally resist forms of authority, but they are very
open to a peer to peer framework or one where they truly feel listened
to in a cooperative and communicative manner.
The power of influence is greater than the power of authority. Influence
makes people willing to do things from heart but authority pushes people
to do things that they are not willing to do.