I have often seen people get discouraged with life, as a matter of fact, some of them describe life as meaningless!

In today’s post, I want to share my thoughts with you on leadership. While some people see leadership as positional, I believe there is a deeper meaning to it.

John C. Maxwell defines leadership as influence and I totally agree with this submission.

But first, in order to be an exceptional leader, there are some fundamentals you need to understand.

The bible tells us in the book of Genesis 1:26-28 that God gave man the mandate to have dominion over all things. This is the beginning of leadership concept.

In essence, man’s quest for a fulfilled, happy and abundant life is hinged on his leadership ability. Safe to say therefore that man was created, equipped and designed to lead. Leadership capability is imbedded in man.

Man’s first leadership test is found in his ability to lead himself. Leading oneself entails, that you become exceptional at living an excellent life.

The results or outcome of your life is the catch that inspire people to be attracted to you – this is where influence is coined from.

Taking it further, you must also realize that an exceptional leader seeks to add value to others. They do this by making other people’s life better, helping them become a better version of themselves and delivering the future they seek.

Exceptional leaders see possibilities where others see problems. John Maxwell captures it this way, “a leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.

He says again, “everything rises and falls on leadership”

Exceptional leaders are driven by a life of impact, influence and significance. (Those are the pillars that lead to fulfillment, happiness and abundance)

In conclusion, I want you to become aware of your leadership capability, you were created, equipped and designed to lead.

You were called to be an exceptional leader.

Stephen Adetolu is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Coach, Speaker and Trainer, he is passionate about helping people discover their purpose, maximize their potential and lead a life of impact, influence and significance.

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