Being a leader in any size organisation can be one of the most demanding roles a person faces in their life. Blair with the whole country watching his every move and listening to his every word, a CEO or Managing Director with responsibilities in their actions and decision making to a workforce of people, or a parent and the impact they have on their children.
Every role has elements of leadership and every leader faces times of distress or discord whether they are running a country, an organisation, or a family.
For leadership to work, in the long-term, it’s about building relationships, creating rapport, leading by example, maintaining standards, recognising, respecting and acknowledging the needs of both oneself and of those who are being led.
That’s nothing new, I hear you say. And yes, I do agree.
However, how many of you who are leaders, in whatever environment you find yourself leading, actually follow the basic necessities to lead your people in the best possible way?
A speech from time to time is not enough to unite those people who you are accountable to. It’s up to each individual leader to find a way to do something more than this in order to really enjoy the benefits of being a leader of people.
One of my personal pleasures is watching this change in the people I work with. These changes are so often so subtle, and each time the benefits are exponential.
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