, You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader
By: Daniel Abushery Daniel
A famous politician once said, “the longer the title the less important the job.” If that’s true, they are many people there in
South Sudan who is working behind the scene without acknowledgement from neither their bosses nor the public. I am convinced that at the heart of every successful organization is a title less person or people’s just workaholics to let the work well done.
In fact, a title is not a job description, when it comes to true power, titles are frequently misleading, even at the level of directors or CEO, a organization head who is disliked can be all but ignored by those under him/her, while a respected employee with a lower title can wield significant influence on what others do and how quickly they do it. Influence or inspiration comes from the person, not the position.
Philips of Macedonia, the father of Alexander the great said, “An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by deer.” That may be true. But I believe that; “ An Army of lions led by a lion is to be feared most of all, for its unstoppable leadership is intimidate linked to service, and as a customer services through all my entire career, years of experience have convinced me that; customer services is about doing you suppose to do helping him when you act as a leader, you go above and beyond the call of duty.
Management Guru Tom said that;” the worse thing that can happen to us as leaders is to exhaust our intellectual capital. We must constantly refresh ourselves by gathering new information and thinking critically about the information we received.
In my conversations with people’s and community leaders over the years, they’ve talked
frequently about how important to motivate others, to keep the fires of passion and commitment burning in their teammates, and colleagues. When bad things happen to a good people, we say they are “Victims of circumstances” yet it is easy to spend too much time feeling like a victim, rather than asking “what I am going to do to make it better?” the fact is, we can learn from difficult situations or languish in them. The decision is ours.
When it’s comes to problem solving in today’s
complex world , complete solutions are rare. Usually, there isn’t single ground answer, but many answers that require the contribution of many different people or parties- always remember, “ spotting a problem is easy, but solving a problem
is harder.” Must people would rather complain than contribute to a solution. Everyone has good idea, our problem isn’t a lack of idea, but a lack of recall, try to be a hero, or make heroes out of those around you.
According to researcher Tom lath at Gallup, the number one reason why people quit their job is lack of appreciation, everyone wants to feel significant, to be recognized for what they do, therefore, we should always thanks our leaders or who ever did an outstanding job it’s will boost their morals and will encourage, and motivate them to continue serving the nation.
In conclusion, don’t let resistance stop you when ever you seek to make change, you encounter resistance, whether from spouse, employee members or coworkers. there is always a head wind facing those who move confidently forward, don’t confused resume skills with leadership skills, the greatest satisfaction often comes from meeting challenges head-on, anyone, any where can make a positive difference, you don’t need a title to be a leader.
The contributor is a criminal justice graduate,
College, a student in
USA, and a former employee of unity bank –
Juba. can be reached at [email protected]