Be the person you want to follow

Jan 10, 2012 10:42:00 PM / by Vu Long Tran

I always wonder whenever I hear someone talk about how someone is a great leader. How inspiring they can be, and what great qualities that they possess. Am I a good leader?

It makes me think about what makes a leader and what qualities should a leader possess? Qualities such as courage, charisma, integrity, communication, and the list can go on.

But I believe what we want to see in a leader are the qualities we aspire towards, and that's how I feel about leaders and role models that I admire. They generally possess a certain quality that motivates you to want to push yourself in a certain way. Think Bruce Lee for example. He may not be alive today, but the symbol of the things he represented still remain with us today - through his movies, clips, and things written about him. He is seen as a symbol of peace, strength and that is what I aspire towards and admire.

Each of us are leaders in some way, whether formally or not, and whether we realise it or not. We are leaders when we lead our friends, our family, with our very thoughts and ideas of what we would like and should do in our day-to-day lives.

So the qualities that I believe we seek in our leaders are those we have or aspire to, so perhaps the answer to whether you are good leader comes down to whether you believe you are living the values and qualities that you truly admire. Be the person you want to follow, because at the end of the day. That's who is truly inspiring you to be who you are today...

Vu Long Tran

Written by Vu Long Tran

Solutions Engineer APAC @pymetrics . ex-@Forrester consultant. Tweeting on #cloud, #cybersecurity, #equality and #tech tinkering!

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