Whether you jump into a leadership role as an entrepreneur, progress in your career field and begin supervising, or simply desire to work for a phenomenal leader, it is beneficial to become well-acquainted with the makings of an extraordinary leader.
Strong leadership requires many abilities and strengths acquired through experience and education. One can gather information on managing people, making decisions, inspiring a team, delegating tasks, communicating effectively, and using a sense of humor.
Here’s the crux: The motivation to execute the above-mentioned skills matters. As a leader, will you be motivated for personal success or for the team’s success? Those whom you manage, supervise, or lead will notice and perform accordingly.
I have read and experienced it repeatedly: Take care of your people and they will take care of you.
A leader who cares for her people provides opportunities for growth and advancement, openly values the contributions of the team, respects the group’s time and abilities, and is genuinely concerned with her team members’ job-satisfaction.
If you are a leader whose motivation is creating a successful team and caring for your people, your team will be motivated to succeed and care for you.
If you are a teacher or professional working with youth who are blind or visually impaired, take advantage of CareerConnect’s Leadership Training Lesson Series. Also, take the time to look back at this recent CareerConnect Blog post and watch the video, Lessons From J.W. “Bill” Marriott on Leadership: Developing and Listening to People.