Leadership is among the most prized individual and organisational assets. Being a leader – a true leader – is a conscious choice, and we all have the ability to develop the skills and traits required to rise to the challenge. From high school group projects to corporate hierarchies, leadership emerges in different contexts and different ways.
The focus of leadership shouldn’t be on what you do to other people but what you can do with other people. There is a synergy between the leader and the led, and through developing the appropriate skills and traits, you can take you and your team to new heights.
NEVER ASK SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING YOU AREN’T WILLING TO DO YOURSELF
Manage your ego; you are not better than your directs. You are a member of the team with a different role. When making requests and decisions, consider how you would feel if you were in that person’s shoes. If a task is particularly unfavourable, how can you best provide support to achieve the desired outcome?