We discussed RM and his fun facts, achievements, and brilliance. However, haven’t you ever wondered what makes BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) a great leader of this millennial era and why he’s chosen in the first place? Check out the following updates and discussion about BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) as the great leader of BTS and the moments when he used his leader card on the members.
BTS Kim Namjoon or RM: The Great Leader of the Millennial Era, Why He’s Chosen, and The Moments He Used His Cards on the Members
Over the century, the world has presented the people with numerous great leaders: Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, Barrack Obama, Jack Ma, and Mark Zuckerberg. Most of them came from the fields of tech, business, and politics.
Little did they know that there was one more leader worthy of our complete attention in this millennial era who did not come from any business or political background: Kim Namjoon, or RM of BTS.
Born on September 12, 1994, with his birth name Kim Namjoon, RM has been leading both the BTS members and their faithful fans, ARMY, since the very beginning of their debut in 2013. Not only does he harbor brilliance with an IQ of over 140 and talents as a rapper, songwriter, and producer, RM has always been famous for being a great leader of this era.
For almost 10 years, RM has created a path for the BTS members to connect with the international audience through his powerful communication skills. And most of everything, as the team’s leader, he managed to keep them close together during difficult times. But that is certainly not all there is to it.
Today, we are going to dig even deeper about Kim Namjoon (RM) as the leader of BTS: why was he chosen, what makes him a great leader of the millennial era, and the moments when he used his leader card on his beloved BTS members.
Why Kim Namjoon (RM) was Chosen to Become BTS Leader
The Korean Kpop entertainment industry has a nick of assigning one leader for each of their groups. They have applied this system since the very beginning, and although some of the recent groups decided to skip the habit, most of the largest Kpop groups still have a leader.
As the Kpop group leader, you can say that their role is basically like the “Team Leader” in most Korean companies. After all, there is no way the company will be able to supervise all the members of every Kpop group they own. And managers, they tend to change over time. So that is why there has to be someone within the group who can manage and take care of the group members personally and internally.
Due to the Korean culture having high respect for age and seniority, most of these Kpop group leaders are the group’s oldest members. This system ensures that all the other members will follow the leader as their oldest with all their genuine respect and attitude.
That is NOT the case for BTS RM.
Although he was the third in BTS hyung line in terms of age, BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) became the BTS leader. Why? The reason was simple at the time: he was the first member to join BTS and the most fluent in English. Since he had the seniority and capability to communicate with the global audience, it seemed to be a good enough reason at the time.
Little did they know, it was only the beginning of BTS Kim Namjoon (RM)’s journey as the great leader of the millennial era.
What Makes BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) The PERFECT Leader?
1. Kim Namjoon (RM) Marks the Very Beginning of BTS
One of the most critical factors about BTS RM that brought him to become a great leader of BTS is that he was the one marking the beginning of BTS.
As mentioned, RM was the first to join BTS. Before that, Kim Namjoon was an underground rapper known by various stage names: Largo, The Nexist, Stealo, and Runch Randa. He decided to audition for Big Hit Entertainment, and Bang Shi Hyuk (Bang PD) offered him a spot as a trainee. Once RM became an official Big Hit trainee, Bang PD and his long-time producer Pdogg decided to create a hip-hop idol group.
Since he was the first to join the group, it means that RM was the very sunbae among all the BTS members. And that is one factor that makes him eligible as a leader, especially in South Korea. Besides, RM joining Big Hit Entertainment as a trainee marked the very beginning of BTS. So he was basically the internal symbol of how the idea of BTS began in the first place.
Therefore, when he encountered an offer to choose between a solo career and BTS, Kim Namjoon chose BTS. Immediately, without a single pause. It was a prank, indeed. But Namjoon didn’t know it at the time. It proves how loyal and committed he is to BTS as the leader.
2. His Compassion and Dedication Bring BTS Members Closer Together
Now, when you’re the oldest or the most senior member of the group, does it automatically make you suitable for a leader position? Does it naturally make you a great leader?
No. Of course not.
Aside from the fact that he was the most senior member at the time, the reason why Namjoon was chosen as BTS leader was because of his compassion and dedication.
RM was the one who brought the members closer and glued them together as a group. In fact, there was a time when BTS almost disbanded due to budget issues, BTS members were scattered and losing faith in the group. One of the members even almost decided to leave altogether. But thank goodness, he didn’t. Why? Because RM was the one who managed to bring them together and convince them to pull through.
RM could have just ignored the issue since budgets were really the company’s problem. But thanks to his dedication to the group, its members, and the fans, added with his compassion about what they were going through at the time, BTS is still standing strong and powerful today.
“Namjoon takes care of and is very good to every single of the members. When the members have any worries, Namjoon will text the member personally in a private message. If not, he will look for them and speak personally to them, giving them some opinions and reminders.”Kim Taehyung, BTS V, about RM.
3. He Speaks with Powerful Words and Controlled Emotions
Next, what makes BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) a great leader, especially in this millennial era is that he speaks with powerful words and controlled emotions.
BTS members were just young teenagers when they debuted. And during the time their popularity began rising, RM was in his early 20s. Still, even when he was young, the way he spoke and communicated with the audience already seemed like a world leader.
If you look at his speech video, especially on formal occasions like awards and during the UNGA and the Mets Museum visit, you would see that every time BTS RM speaks, he keeps his emotions in control and choose his words carefully. He keeps just enough sprinkles of passion to make his words meaningful, but never too much that makes him seem too emotional. At such young age, RM already understands the notion that as a leader, he doesn’t speak only for himself. As the BTS leader, he represents the company, the group, and the entire ARMY fans.
A compassionate leader with a powerful speech, BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) already aces the reasons that made him a great leader. But that is NOT all there is to it.
4. His Leadership Puts the Group in Order
Life is NOT always sunshine and rainbow when you hold the leader position. Especially when you are a leader and Kpop group member, you really have to set yourself apart between friendships and order. And it proves to be extremely challenging when you’re always together all the time.
On the other hand, as the leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon (RM) always managed to put himself in the most appropriate circumstances among the members. There are times when he just doesn’t care about his leadership position and have fun with the other BTS members. And there are also times when we enjoy BTS members making a whole lot of fun of Namjoon, and Namjoon just seems to just voluntarily give up.
However, when in times when we need him the most, Leader Namjoon is always on stand by and all ready to get into action. And when he did, it was the moments when RM used his leader card and put the group in order.
On and off stage, when the group is in conflicts or fights, and when they started crumbling and falling apart, no matter how small or big the cases, Kim Namjoon (RM) leadership always managed to put BTS in order as a group, and that what makes him such a great leader.
Most Popular Defining Moment of RM as the BTS Great Leader
One of the most defining moments that makes him a great leader of BTS is when Kim Namjoon (RM) helped resolve the conflicts between BTS Jin and V. The two members had a fight before a performance, and Namjoon helped solve the situation with a conclusion that neither undermining Jin’s place as the oldest hyung or disregarding V’s arguments as one of the maknaes.
And most importantly, when Namjoon noticed that it was a big issue for V, he personally consoled and encouraged V.
“It’s not about Jin or V or RM, it is about BTS, and we will make it as BTS.”BTS RM.
5. BTS RM and His Humility and Kindness
Moreover, with such exceptional quality as a person, don’t you think that he would become proud and arrogant? Namjoon is a good-looking, intelligent, talented artist, and an excellent leader. Most people born this way would undoubtedly be very proud of themselves to the point of thinking they’re way better than other mediocre people.
Fortunately, that is not Kim Namjoon.
Between his wonderful traits as a person and great leader of BTS, Kim Namjoon (RM) remains kind and humble to almost everyone in his life. That is especially with fellow BTS members and his ARMY fans. There is no drop of superiority in every word he speaks or arrogance in how he behaves. RM remains the same humble and kind Kim Namjoon today, but with more maturity and, well—we have to admit—more refined muscle.
6. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
And finally, the ultimate reason that makes Kim Namjoon (RM) such a great leader of BTS is that he genuinely understands the power of teamwork.
We have seen many great leaders fall. Not only in general but in the world of Kpop as well. There are many Kpop group leaders who fail to maintain the group. Some others even left the group altogether, just like that.
Why? Because the most crucial idea that leaders forget when they’re at the top is that even when you’re such a great leader, you are nothing without your members. What defines you and determines whether you’re worthy of being a leader always comes back to the members.
Kim Namjoon understands this notion perfectly, making him stand solid and steady as the great leader of BTS. In every situation, you can see that he always tries his best to get every single member of BTS involved. As the most eloquent speaker of the group, he provides opportunities for all the members to speak their opinions, even when most of them usually avoid the speech mic like a stinky shoe.
He also makes sure that every BTS voice is heard and respected. And when the members were too nervous, Namjoon was there to back them up. He helped translate and convey the message the members wanted to tell.
Also, during problem-solving—the Jin and V fight, for instance—he got everyone involved in the process. He acted as the mediator and solved the problem together with the other BTS members.
Isn’t that the leader we all need, really?
Kim Namjoon’s Team: BTS Members AND ARMY
And on top of everything, what makes Kim Namjoon (RM) the ultimate great leader is that he doesn’t only get all BTS members involved but also the whole ARMY fans around the world.
During his every speech, especially in concerts, Namjoon always returns everything back to the ARMY fans. That is because Kim Namjoon (RM) knows that what makes him a great leader is none other than the BTS members and its loyal and powerful fans, ARMY.
“Through this Love Yourself Tour, I’m finding how to love myself. I didn’t know anything about loving myself.
You guys [ARMY] taught me. Through your eyes, your love, your tweets, your words, and your everything, you guys taught me and inspired me how to love myself. It is our mission to define our way of loving ourselves. It’s never intended but it feels like I’m using you guys to love myself.
So, I want to say one thing: Please use me. Please use BTS to find a way to love yourself. Because you guys taught me how to love myself every day.”BTS RM.
Moments When RM Used His Leader Card on BTS Members
So, what do you think? Would you please let us know your opinion: what more makes BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) a great leader and why he was chosen in the first place? Please write your thoughts in the comments and stay with Kpoppost and our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more BTS discussions and updates.
In the meantime, check out these moments when RM really used his leader card on the other BTS members. These are probably why Namjoon was chosen as the most suitable option for BTS great leader. It was hilariously outstanding!
RM Using Leader Card Moments on BTS Members
Moments when BTS Kim Namjoon (RM) used his leader card to put BTS members in order. Enjoy!
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