Leadership is something most of us are working day in and day out to accomplish and become…
Leadership isn’t something that is achieved and then stopped. Leadership is a commitment to constant learning and growing that is then utilized to help our team succeed. Everyone is a leader in some form or another and it’s truly growing and strengthening these leadership skills that makes us an effective leader. When you become the boss that doesn’t make you a leader. When you grow your teams skills and the culture of your team, That is what makes you a leader.
Leaders are chosen, not self proclaimed
I know I said you’re a leader and you are. The fact of the matter is you have to earn your leadership role. Sometimes this role comes to us and we are appointed this role from the faith others have in us, our abilities, and ultimately the faith others have in believing what we are capable of becoming and growing into. Leadership is a responsibility, yet it’s a responsibility most of us work for and desire for our career. Don’t think when you become a leader or you feel you are worthy of being a leader others will follow you just because.
Be that leader your team would follow into battle
What makes someone a great leader is helping their team through the uncomfortable times. Helping their team understand their roles and their tasks and knowing how to accomplish and succeed at these tasks and roles. When your team has faith in your abilities, sees you are willing to get your hands dirty, and helps the individual and team get better you have their undivided attention and they have Faith in you. Lead by example, show your team how to succeed, help your team create results on a team and individual basis and your team will follow you on the battle field!
Inspect what you expect
Where most individuals fail is when they are given commands and tasks, yet have no clue how to accomplish these tasks. This creates a lack of confidence, fear of trying, and sub-sufficient results. This hurts everyone from the doer to the commander. Surpassing this painful process comes from Inspection of what YOU Expect. When a task is delegated the leader should come around in proper time and inspect what was expected. If the job was done right a compliment and encouragement are in order to build that doer’s confidence and understanding of the task. If the job was done wrong, improper, or half-heartedly a hands on demonstration should be given. When helping this individual or team give them reasons Why you do things this way, How it helps the process, and ultimately what it does for the individual or team, what it does for the business, and ultimately what it does for the customer, client, or final outcome.
You’re A Leader
Whether you’re a father, mother, older brother, older sister, boss, owner, in some form or other you are a leader to others and others look up to you. Don’t be that pro athlete who says I don’t want to be a role-model. Whether you like it or not you are a role-model, influencer, and leader. This is a big responsibility that has been placed on your shoulders that should not be taken wisely. Remember you wanted to be all these things; a leader, an influencer, and a role-model. This is what we all want in one way or another and always be professional and remember when you’re a leader, someone is always watching you. Not always easy, not always fun, but ultimately the greatest reward you can accomplish…
Another motivational blog written by Noel S. Walsh I creator of NW&A “Conquer What You Chase” Sales Training, Conquer U online sales training, husband, father, son, brother, friend, motivator, writer, trainer, creator, and the one who wants to see you “Go to where you want to Grow”!
“You don’t know what it’s going to be and that’s a beautiful thing”