Do you want to attract great leaders?

Do you want to build a great organisation?

We all want to attract the best people. People also want to work for the best people. Leaders carry a mental list of qualities and characteristics they want in the people they would like to employ. These may include honesty, hard work, knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, skills and personality.


Try this exercise

Make a list of the qualities and characteristics of the person you would love to employ or work with?


Have you made the list?

If not, do it now. Actions speak louder than words.

Next, using this list – rate yourself on a scale of 1-10. For example, if you are totally driven to succeed then your score will be high and closer to 10. However, if you just want to get by then your score will be closer to 1.

Make a list of your top 5 greatest qualities and also write down your worst 5 qualities.


Do you always attract the type of people you want in our organisation?

Look around you and take your list out and rate some people according to the criteria you’ve just set. You’ll be surprised. The list doesn’t match up with what you really want.


Because we don’t attract what we want, but we attract who we are. This is the law of attraction. If you have certain abilities and characteristics, then you’ll attract similar people.

If you’re a great footballer then other great footballers will want to play with you because they can improve, be part of a great team and win matches and trophies. A great coach will build a great team around great players. Barcelona built their great team recently around Lionel Messi and won many champions leagues.

Similarly, great leaders will attract great people to their organisations. We are attracted to people who are like us or people we want to be like.

Positive leaders will attract positive people. Conversely, whiners are surrounded by other whiners.

If you come from a particular background you will attract other people from a similar background. That’s why we have China Town in Manchester or the Curry Mile in Rusholme.

Energy is another highly desirable quality. If you have high energy, you’ll be attracted to other high intensity people. Tony Robbins has incredible energy; his seminars are intense, and thousands of people attend his events because of the highly energised atmosphere of his seminars and events.

Talented musicians will always attract great musicians. No one wants to learn how to play the piano from someone who is rubbish at playing the piano.

Here is another example. Imran Khan was a great fast bowler and Captain. He attracted into the Pakistan team, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis that won the World Cup. They went on to be even better fast bowls than Imran. Since Imran is a person who always reflects, wants to improve himself and others, he developed even greater leadership abilities and succeeded in becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Leadership ability is quality that you need to succeed at all levels in any organisation or institution. People want to get better and if you can develop leaders then people who want to lead will be attracted to you and your organisation.


So, how do you attract great talent to your organisation?

First, focus on yourself and keep developing your abilities. You must take the steps to become a better leader.


How can you do this?

  1. Focus on yourself and on getting better.
  2. Increase your knowledge by taking appropriate courses.
  3. Reflect on your knowledge, abilities and performance when leading other people even if you’re not in a formal leadership position.
  4. Welcome new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow.
  5. Get feedback from your peers, superiors and direct reports on your performance and how you can improve. Act on the feedback immediately.
  6. Model great leaders. Make a list of the qualities of great leaders in history and those you know and then try to make them your own.
  7. Look for people with leadership qualities, employ them and develop them and your organisation will rise to the top. So, always shoot for the top.


If you do all these things, then you’ll attract great people to you and your organisation. So, step up and lead.

If you want to take the first step and learn about leadership then sign up for our forthcoming leadership courses.

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