Nature of leadership

Nature of leadership

Nature of leadership, what makes a leader to excel?

Human relationships have always consisted in a complex state of power, hierarchy and domination but nowadays one of the most important and effective ways to achieve links between human beings are through leadership.

When it comes about leadership, we talk about those personas in charge of playing the part of a leader, whether it is temporarily or permanently.

In an interview with Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of an important company in Mexico named Grupo Denim, he gave us his opinions in regards to this topic:

Interviewer: Do you think a leader can apply what he knows on some other parts apart from work?

Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal: Of course, leadership is not necessarily linked to a job only, a good leader will always excel within a family, friends or educational circles.

I: How would you define a good leader?

SJMV: We use to picture a leader as an authority figure, but I see it more like that person who can apply his authority in a natural way, capable of gathering his working team and working all together to achieve a common goal.

It is always important that a leader is recognized as so by all members in a company, he must be able to show a coherent and clear leadership, it will be with his experience and knowledge that he will know how to work with his coworkers and not by fear, threats or panic as some tend to think, as that might bring that leader respect, but it won’t be voluntary and will vanish easily.

It is important to always keep in mind that a compromised leader will always act in benefit of the company and not for his own interests.

“Every company needs good leaders to succeed, as it helps better for a group of persons to work as a team by a figure that is able to handle leadership in a good way, that will bring better results than if each person would work independently”, added Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal.