Pienaar's guide to making your mark
- Motivation - a major part of leadership. You need to know the hot and cold buttons of the members in your team
You must both praise and criticise members of your team -it is usual to use more praise as people will react better, but you must not shirk from revealing some home truths
- Respect - you must have the respect of your team and peers. This is crucial. There are two types of leaders those who lead by example and those who have become leaders through their intelligence and know-how. In the physical arena of rugby - the former is more common whereas in the business world the latter becomes more prevalent
- Vision - a leader must have a clear vision of what he or she wants, and a leader must also be able to communicate this vision to get people to do want he wants
- Developing leaders -whereas it used to be the case that leaders were born, today our understanding of what makes a good leader means that leaders can be developed
Good leaders will bring on other leaders rather than encourage followers. In a rugby team, you want leaders all over the field, in the scrum, at the line out and in defence.