A leader inspires others to follow their lead to accomplish
Wed Jan 2, 2019 6:08pm

the leader's vision and goals. The leader is able to create great enthusiasm, commitment, and loyalty to both the leader and their vision, ultimately making their vision into a common vision that they all are motivated to make happen.

It is far more than just charisma, it is almost a "magical power" that attracts others and creates trust, passion, enthusiasm, and inspires a powerful belief that the leader can accomplish the now common goal. That results in followers who are devoted to the leader and to their vision, which they fully believe in.

A leader doesn't necessarily have to be liked personally, but must be believed in and trusted as a principled visionary. They must be driven to succeed in their vision and unrelenting in its support.

Even if the leader dies or fails to fully implement their vision, their followers will take up the cause to see it through to completion because the goals are mutual goals in those who follow someone with a goal they truly believe in.

  • What is a leader?wondering, Wed Jan 2 10:23am
    A leader is someone who leads by example. If you want honest, hardworking people to work for you... you need to be honest and hardworking yourself. If you want others to be fair to you, you need to... more
    • A leader inspires others to follow their lead to accomplish — Sia☺giah, Wed Jan 2 6:08pm
    • Is Elizabeth Warren a "leader"?Sprout, Wed Jan 2 12:19pm
      To me, there is an inherent characteristic of good leaders. Call it charisma, or something else, but some people just have it and others just do not. It is the ability to either inspire or drive... more
      • Most everyone is a leader and a follower....wondering, Wed Jan 2 2:10pm
        The question is, what do you want to follow or have others follow? If your example or desire is lying, immoral or illegal activity and decisions... others who are like-minded will no doubt follow,... more
        • Yes, most people find themselves in Sprout, Wed Jan 2 2:55pm
          situations where they end up leading and also in situations where they end up following. Most people have at least one boss in life where they MUST follow to a degree and most people have at least... more
          • primary trait of everyone who is considered a leader, whether good, bad, or ugly. THAT is the common trait that no leader can be without. A true leader can even inspire their followers to go along... more
            • are in leadership positions who lack those skills necessary to be good at it. I think all of us have had a lousy boss at least once in our careers. I was addressing a "leader" based on personal... more
              • You are describing a BOSS. I described a LEADER.Sia☺giah, Thu Jan 3 6:56pm
                A leader who is also a boss requires extra traits, more than someone who is simply a leader.
                • You're losing me a bit here...Sprout, Fri Jan 4 9:35am
                  To me, a key element of being a leader is the will and ability to sometimes make the hard decisions and be responsible for subordinates, potentially even if the subordinates don't necessarily agree... more
                  • A successful BOSS must also be a competent leader and also occasionally has to force subordinates to fall in line behind an unpopular decision by using their AUTHORITY as the boss to get cooperation... more
                    • I agree that they can be used differently...Sprout, Fri Jan 4 12:38pm
                      I don't limit the concept of "leader" to ONLY those with no actual authority. Though I consider a person who actually LEADS to have to be prepared at least to use VARYING tools including those you... more
                      • It's a GIVEN that they "can be used differently" --- because they are NOT synonyms. They are merely words with some overlapping in their meaning. Each one carries with it specific parts that aren't... more
                        • not be the only acceptable one? Here is the DICTIONARY definition: the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. Funny how COMMAND is a part of it. Not JUST the inspirational... more
                      • And continues with you trying to argue that same wrong assertion days later with another version of the same empty rhetoric you use every day. We keep pointing this flaw out to you, oh well.
              • You...HeavyHemi, Thu Jan 3 1:19pm
                are not a leader and it is why you struggle to define it. We know this based on your long history of saying and doing things that are antithetical to leadership. Integrity, being the main one. You... more
          • Did you read this on a gum wrapper?HeavyHemi, Wed Jan 2 2:59pm
            You basically repeated yourself three times thinking you were elaborating. You're not a leader Spout. We know this because you're dull and dishonest and we've been pointing this out for years.... more
      • trait explains why you're such a fawning Trump sycophant.
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