Leaders have an
intense desire to lead; they have a clear vision of a better
future, which they are determined to realize. Vision is the one
common quality that separates leaders from non-leaders. Leaders
have a clear picture of the kind of future they want to create,
and they have the ability to communicate this vision to others in
an exciting and inspiring way.
Key Responsibility of Leadership
People may work
steadily for a paycheck, but they perform at high levels only when
they are inspired by a vision of some kind. The development
and articulation of this vision is a key responsibility of
the ability to visualize, to see the big picture and then to
inspire others to work together to make it a reality. The true
leader sees leadership as a tool he or she can use to bring about a
result that is bigger and more important than any single
Become a Leader
You become a
leader when you set a goal, make a plan, and then throw your whole
heart into making it a reality. You become a leader when you
develop an inspiring vision for yourself and others. You become
a leader when you know exactly where you want to go, why you want
to get there, and what you have to do to achieve your
explain clearly to other people what it is they are trying to
accomplish, why they are trying to accomplish it, and how they are
going to bring it about. They are eager to get results and they
are impatient with delays. They are excited about what they are
doing, and as a result, they get other people excited as well.
Leaders have goals, plans, and strategies that they are working to
implement every day. They are in a hurry. They have a lot to do and
they feel that they have too little time.
Perhaps the most
important part of ambition is clarity on the part of the leader.
The leader has a clear vision, clear values and clear, written
goals, plans, and strategies for his or her department or
organization. Most of all, leaders want to lead, to be in
charge, to be responsible, to make things happen. They are
willing to endure the risks and the sacrifices that are required
to make a real difference in their worlds.
clear vision for yourself and your organization. Where would
you ideally like to be in one, three and five years? Define it
clearly. Write it down. Share it with others. The more clear
and specific you are about your future vision for yourself and your
company, the more you will accomplish and the better and more
effective leader you will become.
excerpted from Brian Tracy's "How the Best
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