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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Learning Good Leadership

Learning Good Leadership

Good Leadership

                   Good Leadership

Many people take the word leadership a little too lightly. Many consider leadership to be something you’re given. Such is the case when people are promoted to management. They think that just because they have the word manager on their name tag or stamped on their door that they’re automatically a good leader. Or they think that because everyone is supposed to follow them, and others are supposed to do what they say, that others will actually follow them and do what they say. However, leadership is something you have to earn. It is something that can be taught but it has to start within you. You have to care about what you’re doing, about who you’re leading and you have to set an example if you want others to follow you.
Setting A Good Example
Nobody is going to follow your leadership if you don’t set a good example. For instance, if you are the manager over a group of people and you tell them not to take smoke breaks, then you go out and have a smoke break of your own, what are your ‘employees’, or subordinates, going to think? Are they going to follow you? They may do what you say because they don’t want to lose their job but they’re not going to respect you. They’re probably going to talk badly behind your back and the entire organization will suffer. Respect is a huge part of leadership.
Respect
You have to earn respect, just as you have to earn leadership. Respect is not something you can install in others; it’s not something you can make others do. You can’t force others to respect you. Many people try to force their leadership through fear. Sure, people will do what you say but they’re not going to respect you. They’re going to fear you but they’re not going to respect you. So to be a good leader, you need to do a few things.
Good Leadership
You need to believe in whatever cause or venture you are pursuing. You need to be firm but fair and to be a good leader, you need to set a good example. If you follow these tenets and you show your subordinates that you truly have passion for what you’re doing, then your organization or whatever else your leading, is sure to succeed. For more references, think back to a good leader that you had in your past and follow those examples. You can be a good leader, it just takes time and it cannot come automatically with any sort of promotion