While having a late evening chat with my colleagues, we came to a conclusion on two types of leadership. Do not know how true it is, BUT, it is surely worth noted.
Type 1: Leaders who work hard and struggle for their self-interests. They have a long term goal for their own achievements but sadly not for the organisation that they lead. Leaders of this type are rotten leaders.
A must read post, ‘The Smell of a Rotten Leader’, by Jonathan Whistman
Type 2: Leaders who really strive for the organisation that they lead. They have a long term goal and work at their very best for the benefits of their organisation. The organisation, people, workers, employees are above their own interests. In what ever they do, it is not about themselves but the organisation. Leaders of this type are true leaders.
I would like to re-post a quote, by Mufti Ismail Menk, that I have posted earlier for leaders to ponder.
Give without expecting anything in return. That’s the beauty of your heart. It’s ok if people don’t see that. The Almighty keeps count!
-Mufti Ismail Menk, 2017, 15 January.