A number of you may say that a leader is the one who is a good speaker. Yes, speaking and making yourself heard is definitely a trait that every leader possesses. However, what matters the most is whether, as a leader, you can inspire your listeners and followers.
While thinking along this line, I realized that being a leader, I should be a better listener than a speaker. If I do not listen to the problems that my teammates are facing, how am I supposed to come to a solution?
I also realized that it was essential to let my teammates enjoy the work. Yes, it is necessary that we adhere to the deadline. However, what matters more is the quality of work. Once we work with love and passion, compromising on the quality of work would not be a headache. And, if we can enjoy the work, do we really have to worry about the deadline?
I don’t know if I am a good leader. However, I know that I am trying to be a good listener so that I can help my teammates out. I hope I can live up to their expectations and help them achieve their dreams.
Author: Shreya Dutta