Excerpts from Leadership 101 Training Manual


The world is filled with followers, supervisors, and managers but very few leaders. You can choose to be different through personal development and ongoing training so as not to be just a statistic among the crowd but unique and exceptional. Becoming a leader is by deliberate effort. That which distinguishes the great from the small is acquisition of and the effective use of knowledge, wisdom, insight, understanding, abilities, right timing and creative leadership skills. Leaders are those who have the answers in a room full of questions. Followers complain whereas leaders solve problems and train others to do likewise. A leader’s favourite statement is ‘If it is going to be, it’s up to me.’

 

’Small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events and great minds discuss ideas.’ In this course, you will discover what leadership is and isn’t, what separates leaders from followers, distinguishes the men from the boys and draw the same conclusion with Oswald J. Saunders, John Maxwell and Dr. Myles Munroe, ‘Leadership is about right influence, backed by purpose and passion, nothing more nothing less.’

 

Leadership is about empowering men to fulfil their destinies by taking them from:

– A life without purpose to a purpose-driven life

– Being uninformed to being informed

– Being deformed to being transformed

– Insignificance to significance

– Mediocrity to excellence

– Ordinariness to extraordinariness

– Failure to distinction

– Slavery to their promised land

– Aimlessness into fulfilment at all levels and in every sphere of life

– Just being relevant to being positively revolutionary

– Worrying to thinking

– Scratching with turkeys to soaring with eagles

– Just being a thermometer to being a thermostat

– Doing general things to achieving particular things

– Just dreaming to making a difference

– Breaking records to setting records

– Meeting the set standards to setting new standards

– Becoming outstanding to becoming the standard

The purpose for leadership is not the maintenance of followers but the production of more leaders.

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” – Rosalynn Carter, US First Lady (b 1927)

“Small minds discuss people, Average minds discuss events; Great minds discuss Ideas.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, US First Lady, 1933-1945

Which mind do you have? Which of these describe your mind? Which one are you? This world is ruled by those who constantly use their minds to generate ideas which through innovation become inventions.

“Leaders have initiative – the capacity to make things happen – they don’t wait for things to happen to them – they make things happen i.e. they take initiatives. They don’t wait for things to happen to them – they happen to things. They challenge the status quo.” – Dr. Michael Hutton-Wood

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” – Bill Gates

“Hidden within every follower is a leader waiting to be discovered. Trapped within every follower is a leader.” – Dr. Myles Munroe