Thanks Steve for posting this. Really an interesting stuff on the burden of leadership. And to my catchment, I hope you’d find this challenging & inspiring like I did!
Lots of people occupy leadership positions without really leading. Many people identify themselves as leaders even though they actually lead no one.
To those people leadership is apparently just a word.
To a truly Authentic Servant Leader however ?Leadership? is much more than just a word; it is an awesome responsibility.
Leadership, true leadership, comes with the responsibility to help your people grow and succeed. Every time you move up within an organization the weight of your responsibility increases. If you’re not prepared for that or you are unwilling to accept additional responsibility then don’t accept the move either.
It’s not unusual as you move up the ladder that your responsibility will grow faster than your authority. That’s a challenge for lesser leaders but Authentic Servant Leaders use their influence in place of authority to get things done. Authority is important if your trying to rely on compliance to motivate…
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Brilliant advice and thanks for posting!
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Chances are, your professional team is not working up to its full potential and because of this both valuable time and talent are being wasted. In a way, your team is your most valuable investment and it’s no surprise you want to get all the return imaginable. But don’t let these thoughts frighten you; there are, in fact, changes you can make regarding your leadership strategy to help unearth your team’s true potential. As you’ll see, effective leadership is the most important factor in motivating your team and having them perform to the best of their abilities.
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