Genuine enthusiasm is an important trait of a good leader.
Enthusiasm is a form of persuasiveness that causes others to become interest and willing to accept what the leader is attempting to accomplish. Enthusiasm, like other human emotions – laughter, joy, happiness – is contagious. Enthusiasm shown by a leader generates enthusiasm in followers. As Harry Truman once said, “The successful man has enthusiasm. Good work is never done in cold blood; heat is needed to forge anything. Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart.”
If you are a leader, you must ask, Do I care personally and deeply about what I am doing? Do I show this to my employees? Does my enthusiasm ignite others to take action?
The entry tomorrow will be on Stability!