To demonstrate leadership is to display the highest character, it is to inspire others.
Leaders must take charge, lead by example, to role model the desired behaviour, inspire and motivate others to fulfil their full potential. Above all else, the leaders must be a good role model by showing how things can and should be done; they can effectively coach and develop the people around them.
In this current generation, the younger generation expects that everyone at all levels to demonstrate leadership. As we move forward to network centric environment, all levels of leaders are expected to be flexible, adaptive and work effectively in teams to handle the new paradigms under conditions of change, uncertainty and complexity.
Demonstrating the qualities of leadership also comes from being committed and passionate towards; not only work but also the people in our work place. Supervisors and managers are required to lead by example and build a common sense of purpose and pride in their teams. They need to be trustworthy and inspire confidence in others so that their team will be motivated to be lead by them.
Being appointed to a position of authority and responsibility does not automatically grant leadership upon a person. To demonstrate leadership, the leader must take the initiative to influence and motivate one another to carry out their tasks confidently and to the best of their ability.
Leaders are required to spend time with their teams to get to know them and to fully engage them by explaining their roles, keeping them informed of updates and ensuring that their views are taken into account.
The supervisor or manager must also be effective in coaching and developing their teams so that they can deal with the challenges of change.