Every business has a boss or owner, but whether or not that person is a leader as well, is an entirely different discussion. Whilst the two may be similar in some ways, they are essentially two different things, and at the end of the day, it’s up to you whether you act like a boss or like a leader.
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu Being seen as a leader is an ideal that many strive for and one that can often seem indistinct. But what exactly makes up a leader?
There’s that saying that goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, but in reality, people do tend to form opinions quickly about others based on their demeanour and the image they convey. That’s why as a leader within a business, whether you’re a manager or the CEO, you need to be mindful of how you behave and the persona you project.
Recently South Africa saw Robin Sharma back in South Africa for another mind blowing and inspirational leadership event. Needless to say it was sold out and everyone left the event, ready to make a change and to step up his or her game for a new business-doing perspective. Whether you attended this event and want to develop your leadership skills further, or just missed out but still keen to enhance your knowledge, here are a couple of leadership courses and alternative programs to make use of.