Leadership, what the heck is leadership? Can one be a leader and not know it? I would like to believe so but I guess it depends on how you look at it.
Leadership means a person that holds a dominant or superior position within its field, and is able to exercise a high degree of control or influence over others.
That’s nice but it really doesn’t tell us how one becomes a leader. I have been doing quite a bit of research on this and noticed that there are two major categories of leadership: the extraordinary leaders and the follower leaders. And we need both to function.
The extraordinary leaders are the one taking the first step but if the followers don’t follow this first step is useless. It is the first few followers that really give power to the extraordinary leaders. But that’s not to say that followers aren’t extraordinary leaders and vice versa. I personally know that I’m stronger follower but manage in extraordinary leadership.
Working in youth ministry, I’ve been working a lot on leadership and sometimes I’m a better follower and sometimes I’m a better leader, like I said earlier, it takes both. When I have to organize things I’m most likely to be the extraordinary leader but what I organize has no meaning until I have followers. But when I go to the different communities in the Archdiocese I cannot be an extraordinary leader, I first have to be a follower until they accept me and know a bit about me then after that I can be an extraordinary leader.
Gaining the people’s trust is a big step because without trust you have no followers, without followers you have no leaders.
The reason I’m talking about leadership is because on April 11th and 12th I will giving out a leadership workshop and by writing down some of the points I will be talking about puts order in my mind and boosts my confidence.
Please pray that this workshop goes well, that it follows His will.
My Catholic Living