”No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it”. – H.E. Luccock
Never isolate yourself or your team from the organization you work for. You or your team alone will not propel the organization to reach its goals. It is out of place to be divisive as a leader.
A leader may sometimes feel that he or his team alone can do the task allocated to them efficiently and as such do not need help from other members of the organization they work for. The truth however remains that, no individual or team can achieve an organization’s objectives without the collaborative efforts of all other individuals of an organization. Leadership requires that you constantly remind your team members of the fact that they can not much if they remain islands. You and your team should not become secluded from the organization because it will only make work more difficult to achieve and time-consuming. The rest of the organization will begin to isolate from you too and that might even lead to greater damage.
Choose not to be a divisive leader! Always remember that there’s a lot more strength in unity than division.
“A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them.”–M. D. Arnold
Leadership in an organization takes different forms. Whereas some people may assume leadership because of their titles as CEOs, Managers or Heads of Departments, anyone within the organization can be a leader in their own space and within their respective teams. In an organization, a leader could be one influencing workers and colleagues with strategies to meet the organization’s objectives.
A leader is one who is able to harness the abilities of his team members for the greater good of the organization in which they find themselves in. You can only know your team members when you make a conscious effort to find out what temperaments they exhibit, what comes to them easily and in what ways you will be able to lead each one of them.
Emotional intelligence is one of the main terminologies we here of these days and I believe it’s high time leaders deploy this strategy to help them reach out to their followers.
Leaders can sometimes be bossy. Giving instructions without usually listening or including followers in decision making. To be a great leader, one needs to identify the capabilities of his followers and harness them to the benefit of the team.
Decide from today to be a leader who is interested in the total wellbeing of your followers.
What life changes do you need to make to become a great leader ?