In the common mindset, when some people become leaders, others are seen as mere subordinates at their service. Consequently, these individuals are pushed into the background. There are many leaders who hinder others from becoming leaders, and this attitude is both dangerous and indicative of not being a true leader.

A true leader nurtures other leaders. In fact, it’s one of the benchmarks to judge your success as a leader. The people around you should also be developing their leadership abilities. To do so, learn to share power, provide them with platforms to exercise their gifts and talents, and entrust them with projects to accomplish.


Just as some people assist you in fulfilling the vision you’ve received, your commitment, in return, is to help these individuals pursue their personal success. One of the mistakes many leaders make is solely focusing on their own visions, goals, and dreams, without meaningful involvement in the lives of those who work with them.

Perhaps this is why we find employees in large companies who are well-compensated but suffer from depression. They strive to achieve the organization’s vision, yet no leader in that structure knows if these workers are happy, fulfilled, and pursuing their dreams.

Make the success of others a priority, assist other people in achieving their goals, and they will help you realize your vision.


No leader succeeds on their own; behind every victory are men and women who have sacrificed to achieve those results. Whether you are appearing on a television program or speaking publicly at an event, don’t forget to acknowledge the people who surround you.

Sometimes, we attribute our personal or corporate failures to others, but when we succeed, we quickly forget to mention the contributions of those individuals.

The effectiveness of a true leader is measured by their ability to manage relationships. Identifying and understanding the role each of your relationships should have is a challenging task. Not everyone around you has the same motivations and interests.

Some follow you to help you accomplish your vision, while others do so to enjoy the privileges your relationship brings them, and still others want to use you for their own interests. Based on this truth, you must be able to identify which relational circle each of these individuals belongs to.

This text is an excerpt from the book “PERSONAL LEADERSHIP EXPLAINED TO EVERYONE” written by Clet N. MICKOLO.

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