You may have gotten a leadership role because of your past performance, but what matters now is what you do with that role. Being a good leader is about leading a team toward a common goal – what are you doing to grow the leadership skills of others in your organization or team?
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Sometimes people in leadership positions let that go to their heads – it’s only natural to feel a boost in your own self-confidence when you are chosen for a special role, after all. However, there’s something you should always keep in mind if you want to be a good leader: while you are in a position of power, it is your responsibility to use that to empower those you lead. Let the power of your position be the source of inspiration to everyone involved, and not just a source of self-importance for you.
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How is the flow of power in your organization? If you feel it could be better, comment below.
As I become more focused on working with organizations amidst change, two issues are prevalent. First, almost every organization has problems (no surprise here). But more importantly, most are only addressing symptoms.
Whether you’re a business owner or a member of church organizations, non-profits or member associations, all ultimately have similar challenges.
Every other Friday I post about what has been happening over the previous two weeks. It is part of my “Show Your Work” experiment I started in the fall. If you have been following along, you will note things have changed quite a bit.
But ultimately, that is a significant part of what this experiment is all about. So often when someone is successful and later tells their story of “how I did it — you can too,” there are missing elements that didn’t seem important at the time. Maybe I won’t be successful (I hope that is not the case), or more likely people won’t look to emulate me, but for the time being, it is a great way to document my progress, what I am learning, and hopefully share some insights along the way.
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Since I have become more focused on my blogging activities I have also discovered that I have become dedicated to reading some blogs more than others. I use a blog reader to help me wade through all the various blogs that I want to keep tabs on, but after some time, I have discovered there are five that I rarely skip.