“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others”.— Jack Welch
A good leader wants his people to be successful and provides them with the necessary tools to succeed. There is no question about that. However, A Great leader is not only wants his team to be successful and provides them with the necessary tools to succeed, he takes a genuine interest in their goals and he inspires and motivates them to strive for excellence. He leads by example and pushes you to achieve the unattainable. He sees your full potential and utilizes your talents to the fullest. What type of leader do you your employees to see you as? An even deeper thought is, do you care? If so, are you willing to change?
Great leaders are wise enough to know they too need continued education. What they can offer their team depends on what they know, so they feed themselves knowledge on a regular basis. They don’t stop growing. Great leaders become successful from helping others achieve their own success. Great leaders truly do exist.
“The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.”– Theodore Roosevelt
Have your employees figured you out? If you’ve been in your leadership role for some time, it’s possible your employees have labelled your leadership style as one of the following:
1) The mentor
A leader who is experienced and trusted adviser. Is your leader an experienced and trusted adviser? If yes, then your leader or employer is a mentor to you.