Is there a perfect recipe?
Well it makes me ask the same question about being a leader. Is there the perfect recipe? Is there a perfect model to being a leader? I would say that there is no perfect recipe or model for being a leader.
Each notable leader over time has had qualities, good and bad that have been unique to that person and allowed them to display leadership that has been admired by others.
So too are the captains of local football sides, factory floor team leaders, school principals, police officers, nurses in charge of hospitals and mums with their children, they are all great leaders who others look up to and follow.
So what is the perfect recipe? Is it courage, having a dynamic personality, having good management skills, being friendly, being able to communicate, or is it just possessing a special aura that people look to and admire?
People say I am a good leader and yet I don’t think I have any special qualities that make me unique to anyone else. I certainly haven’t been to University or participated in any leadership courses that have given me qualities that improve my leadership capacity.
The top 5 University Leadership courses in the world all teach different leadership qualities, the Forbes top 10 leadership qualities are different to the Harvard Business School leadership qualities and the Australian Military’s leadership qualities differ from the leadership qualities displayed by the great Chinese Military General Sun Tzu.
I would love to hear what qualities you think makes the perfect leader.