In order for me to talk briefly about this topic, I’ll need to base my points on who a leader is, what qualifies a person to be a leader, and what role a leader plays. Although the answers to these points may seem quite obvious to most of us, they do matter.

I once received a twitter mention notification from one of my twitter acquaintances called Scott P. Valentine in which he simply wrote,“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” I really loved this quote because it summarises every aspect of a leader in just a few words!

So a leader is somebody who inspires others. And in order to do this, one must have care and compassion for others. Care and compassion are not qualities we are born with, they are qualities which are learnt throughout our lives. This means that a leader is not born a leader, a leader is made a leader.

Anybody can be a leader because anybody can do anything when they work towards it.


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