These essential qualities are used by world-class leaders to lead and build empires.
Unforgettable world leaders are those who are firmly imprinted in our minds forever: Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Gandhi, and Warren Buffett.
Qualities of Unforgettable World Leaders
What separates these unforgettable world leaders from the rest?
These exemplary qualities have had the greatest impact on one’s ability to effectively lead and to build and maintain thriving empires.
Equanimity refers to staying calm, particularly in times of stress. Our emotional energy can change from moment to moment. Rapidly changing from high to low levels of energy creates our emotions.
In life, there are times when you feel exceptionally excited or happy. Likewise, there are times when you feel sad, disappointed, or angry. When we get addicted to either extremity, our emotions drain our energy.
Let me ask you: Have you ever been deliriously delighted about an opportunity only to have it slip from your fingers?
Why does this happen?
Opportunities disappear right before our very eyes when we are not ready for them. The proof is found in your level of emotional maturity, your response to a situation.
When we maintain a state of calm, this is when we are most powerful, inspiring, intuitive, decisive, and perform at our absolute best.
Aim to operate from your state of calm on a consistent basis. Unforgettable world leaders take everything in stride and choose when to engage in high or low levels of emotion.
Discipline is the ability to follow a set pattern of behavior irrespective of emotions or external circumstances. Ultimately, these behaviors create long-term success.
In a study on best-performing leaders, “Three Leadership Skills That Count,” by Morten T. Hansen, published in Harvard Business Review, one of the skills was “fanatic discipline,” meaning “consistency of action.”
The secret is to organize your daily schedule in line with your priorities and goals and to follow that pattern of behavior consistently.
Intuition is the magic elixir, our inner guide to making decisions in business and life.
Intuition can be referred to as a hunch, sixth sense, or feeling you get about something or someone.
In her book What I Know for Sure, Oprah Winfrey says she has listened to her intuition her entire life. She made mistakes when she didn’t follow her intuition.
Using your intuition is similar to building muscle at the gym: The more you use it, the easier it becomes to trust. There is an abundance of clarity and wisdom to be found using your inner guide.
All too often, people seek others’ advice and ignore their intuition. If you do this on a regular basis, it prevents you from trusting your intuition.
Focus on Mastery
Unforgettable world leaders have mastered these skills to achieve phenomenal success in business and life. Equanimity effectively manages your emotions and helps you primarily operate from a state of calm; discipline requires consistency of action; and intuition involves listening to your heart.
Who knows if one day you could be the next unforgettable world leader?
This article was originally published on Inc.com