Even in defeat or failure, a true Leader can pull up the team to the highest level of motivation because only a leader knows that encouragement is the best team motivator. Kolinda Grabar’s leadership at FIFA World Cup is a practical lesson that teaches us – irrespective ofÂ your position, if you get down to the level of your team / people, you become the inspiration. That’s Leadership.
A glowing example for leaders around the world
Dressed brilliantly, she had spent hours standing and supporting her team, cheering her squad all the time (highs and lows). And only then, her team did the impossible.
Was she known to the entire world ? No – Definitely Not. Her popularity has exponentially increased, not being the President of Croatia, but as a Leader who knows to restore the confidence of the Country.
On the finale day
I was on my love seat watching the spectacular match and in fact supporting Croatia (just that soft corner for a team who has never reached to a world cup final before). The teams were out in the middle and loud cheers from the crowd followed.
The clock struck 20:30 IST, the first-half of the FIFA 2018 World Cup final began. within 20 mins, France took the lead asÂ the first-ever own goal to be scored in a World Cup final (by Mario from Croatia). But as the saying goes, ‘Teamwork matters, not just talent’. Croatia came back brilliantly within 10 minutes. A controversial decision as a result of VAR, shook the morale of team Croatia, but who can stop a team where a leader is present, whose loves knows no end. The second half begins, good start by Croatia and equally excellent counter attack by France. A powerful shot from Pogba in the 59th minute and Croatia now have a stiff mountain to climb. In another 5 minutes, the super talented Mbappe made things more difficult for Croatia. Croatia pull one back due to overconfidence of the France goalkeeper.
Finally, FranceÂ lifted their second title since 1998 after beating Croatia 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final. Great execution by both the teams in the World’s most passionate gathering.Â Somewhere celebrations and somewhere tears followed, lot of emotions and the mega event that linked almost the whole world was over.
World lying at her feet
I am sure, any team which fails or faces a downfall will get exponentially charged up if the leader can shower his/her love and affection for the team. Amazing positive vibes created by Grabar-KitaroviÄ when she came out and said to the press and I quote, “My team is feeling great. What I could say to them is keep playingÂ and be relaxed. It doesn’t matter whether we got the gold or silver, we are on top of the world. So proud of my team and nation”. This humble attitude and quality to shower love to her people has now created a huge fan following club forÂ Grabar-KitaroviÄ.
Leadership qualities that she showered
- Motivation and encouragement for the team. Always cheer people.
- Its all about your actions from heart and not your position. Be humble and kind.
- Always boost team’s confidence, stand with them, specially when morale is down.
- Everyone can play the role of a master, but it is very difficult to be a servant.
and according to me the best one that Grabar-KitaroviÄ showed the World is…
- Ones’ love knows no end, and never stops to consider high or low, has the whole world lying at his feet
It is the power of expressing one’s love, appreciation and sympathy for others, that enables one person to be a great leader and this World Cup it wasÂ Croatian President who proved that point time and again.Â One has to take charge of the whole movement, not as a Boss, but as a Servant.