Leadership Is Not “By Power Or By Might!” – A Lesson For All Tyrannic Leaders!
I happened upon a video online recently, and I can assure you that it is one of the most beautifully inspiring things you can see today!
The video shows a young toddler that looks no more than 2-years-old walking towards a majestic stallion standing near the entrance to what looks like a stable on a ranch. The horse had a rope attached to its muzzle, and what happened next was quite captivating.
The boy half-walks and half-staggers to the horse bends to pick up the rope at its tail end carefully, and then effortlessly leads the horse away to where it should be.
It is truly an amazing sight, I tell you, and it is one that also serves up some nuggets for tyrannic leaders, especially in Africa and all over the world too:
(1) Leadership is not “by power and by might!” If you have to torture, terrorize, and brutalize people into submitting to you, you are not a leader at all! You are a tyrant, oppressor, dictator, and evil ruler instead.
True leaders don’t demand or force followership from people; they inspire it in them naturally! If you always have to remind people around you that you’re the boss, the problem just might be you and not them at all. Check yourself always!
(2) Leadership is an art that requires a particular type of finesse, charm, charisma, and even more importantly, know-how.
By nature, people – and animals alike, as shown in this video – are always inclined to follow a person who knows exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. A person who possesses these skills can command great men and wield unlimited authority by their giftings.
Leading people, no matter their age, status, disposition, and all, will come as smoothly and as effortlessly as this special boy displayed here.
(3) Leadership entails doing the right things, and the right results will follow. It also involves leading the line and leading by example too.
Don’t push people to go where they can’t see you directly leading them ahead. That inspires more resentment, disrespect, and eventual rebellion in people than followership.
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