Friday, 18 July 2008

True Leadership is Moral Authority

scan01242-1Image by Yves Hanoulle via FlickrI have always been wondering why there are many incompetent leaders around us are progressing in their career and receiving big pay checks, while the real leaders are not in prominent positions to lead the pack.

I have always believe and live by the motto "You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." Today in our society, this is not always the case.

This has always been bothering me and I keep asking, why is the world so unfair?
It is until when I read an article about true leadership by Stephen R. Covey and this is what he says,

Moral authority is not formal authority. Leadership is a choice, not a position. The choice is to follow universal timeless principles, which will build trust and respect from the entire organization. Those with formal authority alone will lose this trust and respect and create a dichotomized culture (formal vs. informal).

This is really enlightening and now I truly understand the meaning of a Servant Leader. Being a leader is not about the position you hold rather it is about choosing to serve with a heart.

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