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Apr 22, 2019 21:01:40

Re: Lead or follow

by @seunoyebode | 200 words | 16🔥 | 162💌

Seun Oyebode

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Parent post: Lead or follow

Leadership is responsibility.

If we see leadership from that perspective, we could agree that there is a severe shortage of good leadership in the world.

Leadership naturally confers responsibilities. But not all leaders take responsibility. Some leaders just like the perks of office, they never do their job. Some are strict professionals, they only do their job. Others go all out for the common good either it is part of the job description or not.

True leadership is taking responsibility.

Taking responsibility means 1) you handle your assigned tasks well 2) you take initiatives to ensure even tasks not assigned to you but would impact the overall goal are taken care of.

Being responsible is hard. 

Taking responsibility is never in the past. I mean, you do not say because i used to be a responsible leader. The consequences of inaction or delayed actions are often grave.

Whoever knows how to take responsibility is a leader already, with or without a title or role. Half of the world's problems are caused by people not doing what ought to do and the other half is caused by people not taking responsibility to solve a problem because they felt "well, it's not my job".

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    @seunoyebode

    "But not all leaders take responsibility. Some leaders just like the perks of office, they never do their job. Some are strict professionals, they only do their job."

    * That is not a real leader as you say in the end of the post. Above is just a 'titular' leader. Everyone will know who the 'real' leader is if there is one.

    And I love your idea of how a person who knows how to take responsibbility as already being a leader. This is very true. It's like Lady Gaga talks about how the benefits of fame actually come from within and self love. True leadership comes from within via responsibility... long long long lonnnnggggggg before they get a title associated with 'leader'

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Apr 26, 2019 14:43:50
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      @abrahamKim True 😊.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 26, 2019 13:52:27
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    @seunoyebode - Seun - After conquering writing and entrepreneurship - we will need to conquer leadership. Since that is the real need.

    Leadership mafia?

    I think responsibility doesn't sound too difficult to me as much as delegation. I have this bad habit of over controlling things. I need to work harder on working with people and taking a step back.

    I think leadership is responsibility emotional intelligence delegation staying calm under pressure integrity empathy optimism

    😊 That's all.

    Keni avatar Keni | Apr 22, 2019 21:00:35
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      @keni Yaasss @ leadership mafia ;)...... How i appreciate this comment. Thanks for reminding me leadership is multi-dimensional.... I wrote my post off a very strong lesson i saw last week LOL.

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Apr 23, 2019 22:55:41
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