True leadership can be defined in many ways. In my career, I have worked under some good leaders, some great leaders, and some who just have to respect their titles. Today I’m going to share with you what you will find in a True Leader.
Leadership traits can be learned throughout a career. These are traits that are taught through experience or education. Sitting in a classroom for hours and days on end does not make a true leader.
Although there are many leaders in this world that believe education is the only way to be a good leader. A good leader is one that has that education, however, really has no way of how to use it. A good leader has difficulty applying what they have learned. A good leader has difficulty admitting they are wrong.
Good leaders find ways to prove how much they know. They find ways to make a situation easy for them to manage using their education. A good leader does not work very well with others.
Great Leaders are the ones that have the education and are willing to share what they know. They are willing to listen to their subordinates to devise a plan that will not only work but make the team look good in the end. A great leader will give the team the recognition they deserve.
Great leaders are never afraid to admit they made a mistake. The reality is that not everyone is perfect and accepts this for what it is. Great leaders are always willing to stand up for their subordinates when the time comes.
True leaders lead by example. True Leader is not afraid to get their hands dirty. They are willing to go the extra mile to work with the team for success. Then be humbled in the end by giving all the credit to the team. They will stand behind the team members above and beyond. Even when the team member may be in need of so assistance. NOT LEAVING THEM OUT TO DRY!
True Leaders will get down and do the work or show you how they expect it to be done. They may even be willing to hang out with you for dinner or a few adult beverages while leaving work where it belongs. This is the leader who is not only knowledgeable from education and experience but has the ability to know where they came from.
Then there are Those
I saved this one for last because that’s where they belong, at the end. These are those leaders no one wants to work with. They will do everything to leave you hanging or anything to make themself look good. They take credit for success and point fingers for the short fallings.
These leaders are not willing to work well with others. They do everything they can to let you know they are in charge. Never willing to help or work well as a team. One of the things I see most in these leaders is if something goes wrong, it’s never their fault. One thing they do is talk behind your back as they are plunging a knife into it as well.
I am sure you have had a few of these or will have them at some point and time. You can pretty much place a finger on which one you would follow and support in any situation. Then the others that you would never invite to lunch.
I have my picks for each of these. Without adding names, what kind of experiences have you had with a leader? I would like to hear from you.
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2 thoughts on “True Leadership”
I couldn’t agree more! True leaders bring people together and help those that are struggling so that they are not left behind. They make sure the entire team is happy and satisfied.