The calling/responsibility of leadership is an important responsibility. You must take it seriously because what you do as a leader each day has a major impact on where you end up long term. The posts below are great posts because they help you to understand how to be a better leader.
Congratulations! You’ve worked hard to be a leader in your company. But don’t think you can sit back and relax from now on because great leaders understand that they must always be developing themselves and their employees.
Leaders lead others, but sometimes they don’t realize that the best leaders never stop improving themselves; they are passionate about learning and teaching, and their passion spreads to those who work around them.
It has been said that leaders are discovered, but really they are developed. Success is an ongoing process of improvement and adjustments.
As Beth pointed out, leaders must focus on their own improvement on a regular basis. They must also focus on the development of those they lead. As they train those they lead, they improve their team and the skills of their group. The training helps their team be more successful because it will increase the overall skills. Many leaders have a fear that training their followers is bad because it will make their followers replace them as the leader. In reality, the opposite is more often the truth; the leaders that train their followers to be successful end up being more successful themselves. By helping others succeed, they help themselves to move up the ladder because people see them as effective leaders. [Read more…] about This Week’s Top 5 Leadership Posts – 6/13/2012