Intundla Conference and Team building Venue is ideally situated only 30 minutes from Pretoria and less than an hour from OR Tambo International. The lodge is surrounded by prime game reserve and the grounds are perfect for Team building activities that require lots of outdoor space and fresh air.
It is on these grounds that many potential leaders have been found by participating in some of our team building activities. But what makes a leader great? There are no silver bullets, no magic. Leaders expect to win. They have the will and discipline to get the job done and achieve the necessary results. Leaders know how to leverage people’s strengths and they let people figure out themselves how to get where they need to be. Great leaders not only have high expectations of themselves but also for those around them.
Related article: Why is Team Building important?
Below are 5 things we can learn from Great Leaders.
1. Nelson Mandela
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Be persistent in your strive for Success
Before anyone becomes a great leader they will fail many times. No success story starts and ends with triumph. Aim high and you will inspire those around you. Create a vision for your team so that they can see success. Never give up.
2. Albert Einstein
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
Have a Servant Attitude
To be a great leader you have to serve others. If you are too focussed on yourself and your own success you won’t have too many followers. By directing your attention to the people around you and how you can help them become more prosperous you will without a doubt become more successful yourself.
Related article: How to Inspire your Team at your next Conference
3. Leonardo Da Vinci
“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.”
Become the master of Yourself
Every great leader knows their own strengths and weaknesses. Owning who you are is the first step in becoming the best you can be. Take responsibility for your actions and be accountable to yourself and others.
4. Benjamin Franklin
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn”
Find a Mentor and Become one
There is no greater source to learn from than someone that has already learned the lesson. Great leaders know that they have never arrived and that they can always learn more and become better. Take what you have learned in life and from business and pass it on. Become a mentor and show someone else the road you’ve already travelled, the mistakes you’ve made, the successes you’ve achieved.
Related article: The Success of the Team – The Lion Pride Dynamics
5. Steve Jobs
“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
Be Excellent and demand Excellence
As a great leader it all starts with you. The better you are the better your followers will aspire to be. Are you doing work that your friends and family will be proud of? By expecting more of the people around you, you automatically lift them up. Be your best and expect the best from others.
Related article: How to get the most from your Employees