Inspiring Leadership is about making people follow you even they are not Obliged to. So many times, Parents, Employers, Bosses, Elder brothers use their position to demand performance. They use a strict voice, anger, shouting, punishment as an immediate means to teach performance. This is called Authority Leadership!

While this leadership style is necessary at times, most people use it as their best resource to lead people. When a parent sees a child not studying with focus, they immediately shout and demand focus. When a employee makes mistakes the Bosses usually use harsh words and anger to change behaviour. With this kind of Authority Leadership style, your followers are only waiting for a day to stop following you.

When people are not obliged to follow you and yet if they love following you, that’s Inspiring Leadership. In this style, Respect takes priority over performance and thus it takes patience and creativity to lead people.

On 5th Dec 2013 we lost a great inspiring leader “Nelson Mandela”. People followed him because they loved who he was, not because they were supposed to follow him. He lived his life like Ralph Waldo Emerson said “When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so well, that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone else is crying.”

Because when you die, it wont matter what you achieved but it would matter how you lived your life and how you treated people. So promise yourself to practice Inspiring Leadership even when you are tempted to use your authority to lead people.

All the Best!

Mitesh

 

When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.”