Leadership is an essential aspect of any organization, as it sets the tone and direction for the team. A good leader not only ensures efficient use of resources, but also inspires, encourages, builds trust, and boosts morale. They act as mentors and empower their employees to reach their full potential.
Here are some key times when leaders are especially needed:
Creating a purpose: Leaders play a vital role in setting the purpose and goals for their teams. They provide clarity and direction, which is essential for a team to function effectively. They also motivate and support their team members to achieve these goals, by clarifying roles and creating an environment that allows them to do their best.
Setting values: Leaders are responsible for setting the values and culture of an organization, and they must lead by example. They must model the values and behaviors that they expect from their team members, which helps to build trust and reinforce the strength of the organization’s values.
Empowering employees: Leaders must empower their employees by delegating work and giving them the freedom to come up with solutions. This leads to employee engagement and retention. Leaders must also be able to identify when to delegate and when to handle work themselves.
Facilitating decision-making: Leaders must coach their employees to become strong decision makers. Decisiveness helps leaders make effective decisions, and they should facilitate and coach their team to becoming really good at making decisions in a timely manner.
Guiding with commitment: Leaders must provide guidance to their team members to ensure that their efforts align with the goals of the organization. They must also display a strong commitment to the long-term goals of the organization, which inspires their team members to buy into the mission and take ownership of the organization’s goals.
Leadership is an ongoing journey, and leaders must constantly work to improve themselves. They must be able to identify when they are needed the most by focusing on these key areas, leaders can lead their teams to success.
Lead From Within: True leadership lies in the ability to navigate the delicate balance of leading and knowing when to take charge and when to empower others. This is what sets the most effective leaders apart.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.