This was the situation I have observed yesterday on ABP News when people were giving their obituary to Shiv Sena President Late Shri Bala Saheb Thackeray.
Bala Saheb proved that the true measure of leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less. If you don’t have influence, you will never be able to lead others. So how do you measure influence?
20 lakhs devotees during his funeral!
People have so many misconceptions about leadership. When they hear that someone has an impressive title or an assigned leadership position, they assume that he is a leader. Sometimes that’s true. But titles don’t have much value when it comes to leading. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that can’t b e mandated. It must be earned and the same leadership has been showed by Bala Saheb Thackeray with entire India.
When the Real Leaders Speaks, People Listen
Bala Saheb Thackeray is remembered as an outspoken man of action and proponent of the vigorous life. He didn’t become a great leader overnight, either. His road to the Shiv Sena presidency was one of slow, continual growth. As he served he is various positions, he kept learning and growing. He proved himself, and in time he became a strong leader. That was further evidence that he lived by the Law of Process.
According to Bala Saheb, every past success and failure can be a source of information and wisdom – if you allow it to be. Successes teach you about yourself and what you’re capable of doing with your particular gifts and talents. He was a true navigate for Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray.
Bala Saheb was examined the conditions before making any public commitments. I think when you prepare well; you convey confidence and trust to the people. Lack of preparation has the opposite effect. You see, it’s not the size of the project that determines its acceptance, support, and success, It’s the size of the leader. That’s why I say that anyone can steer the ship, but it takes a leader to chart the course. Leaders who are good navigators are capable of taking their people just about anywhere.