When you are at work, do you get frustrated because things don’t seem to be happening the way they are supposed to be?
Most people are content just t be a part of a group. They don’t have a desire to build something larger than themselves.
It isn’t unusual to have a follow the leader mentality. But maybe, just maybe, somewhere inside of you, you feel the desire to make things happen, to be the head and not the tail.
Some people believe that good leaders are made, not born. It is true that some people are born with natural talent. That said, without effort, time and experience, you can’t grow as a leader.
Good leaders continually try to improve their natural and learned skills. It takes a commitment to constantly improve in whatever endeavors a person chooses.
To be a good leader, you must be able to influence others to accomplish a goal/objective. He contributes to the organization and cohesion of a group.
Contrary to what most people believe, leadership is not about power. It’s not about harassing/pushing people or driving them using fear. It’s about encouraging/motivating others towards the goal of the organization. It’s putting everyone on the same page and helping them see the big picture of the organization. You must be a leader not a boss.
First of all, you have to get people to follow you. How is this accomplished?
People follow others when they see a clear sense of purpose. People will only follow you if they see that you know where you are going. Remember that bumper sticker that says- “Don’t follow me. I’m lost too”? Well, the same holds true for leadership. If you yourself don’t know where you’re headed to, chances are people will not follow you.
You yourself must know the vision of the organization. Having a clear sense of hierarchy, knowing who the bosses are, who to talk to, the organization’s goals and objectives, and how the organization works is the only way to show others you know what you are doing.
Being a leader is not about what you make others do. It’s about who you are, what you know, and what you do. You are a reflection of what those around you must be.
Studies have shown that one of the most important pillars of good leadership is building up/having the trust and confidence of those who work for you/with you/that you represent. If they trust you, they will go through hell for you and your organization.
The way you deal with your people, and the relationships that you build lay the foundation for the strength of your group. The stronger your relationships, the stronger their trust and confidence is in your capabilities.
Once you have their trust and confidence, you may now proceed to communicate the goals and objectives you are to undertake.
Communication is a very important key to good leadership. Without it, you can’t be a good leader. The knowledge and technical expertise you have must be clearly imparted to other people.
You can’t be a good leader unless you have good judgment. You have to be able to assess situations, weigh the pros and cons, and actively seek out a solution.
It’s your good judgment that those in your organization will come to rely upon. Therefore, good decision making ability is vital to the success of your organization.
Leaders are not do it all superheroes. You should never try to claim that you know everything, and you should never try to rely solely upon your skills alone.
You should recognize and take advantage of the skills and talents of the people in your organization have. Only when you come to this realization will you be able to work together as one cohesive unit.
Being a good leader takes effort, time and experience. It’s not learned overnight.
Do you have the drive that is required to be a leader? Do you have the desire to build something larger than yourself? If you do, then believe in yourself and go for it!
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