Who is a Leader?– A leader is one who is able to lead the minds and intellects of the others around. If he thinks that he can lead by order and command, he is grossly mistaken. It will never work. Understand that everyone is directed by the mind, and the mind is directed by the intelligence.
A good leader must be able to touch the minds of his people, and also activate their intelligence. And how will he do that? Mind will respond to emotions. So have love, sympathy and concern. Be considerate. Whenever you say something to your assistants, keep the watchword, `consideration’ in your heart. Never dislike anybody. Not all are equally efficient. Some will surely make mistakes. But the world makes provision for all. So too your mind should make a provision for everybody. Evaluate your people well, keeping in mind their difficulties and needs.
In your talk, you must be able to generate rational response. Explain matters in a clear manner so that intelligence will accept the proposition. Whenever possible, share relevant thoughts and feelings with your coworkers and colleagues. This will lead to an additional bond. Only that leader who has integrity and allied qualities will be able to perform well. Professional merits spring and emerge from the mind and intelligence – not from the body. Your focus should be the mind.
Harih Om Tat Sat. Jai Guru.
Author: Poojya Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha