Leadership is transparent, your actions will lead people.

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Submitted: July 14, 2017

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There is a very fine line between success and failure but quite a broad grey area between good and bad leadership. I believe many leaders sit somewhere in the middle, not quite cocking things up enough to cause a catastrophe but not really doing enough to create the dynamic companies that they could.

Leadership has to be transparent; as a leader you HAVE TO have a vision for the organisation and everyone within it HAS TO know what that vision is. This vision should ideally come about with everyone’s input and not a personal vision you have that you impose on the company.

There has to be a plan and every employee has to know their part in the success of the plan.

Value your people, put you people first in everything. Recognise, know and understand your people's personal value first THEN how this serves the company and where / how they fit in with the big picture. Develop and encourage people who are values driven and not needs driven.

There has to be open and honest dialogue on a daily or weekly basis, not just annual or bi-annual appraisals.

A leader within an organisation is the head of a support system and a cheerleader, motivating and coaxing everyone towards set goals.

The way in which a leader shows enthusiasm and motivates; models accountability, professionalism and communicates will determine the culture of the business. The company culture refers to the values and attitudes of employees. With an unhealthy culture, employees act as individuals, perform their duties to meet their own needs, such a salary or health benefits. A healthy corporate culture values each employee in the organization as an individual, regardless of their job description or duties. This results in strong team work and individuals working to meet the company’s and their own personal needs.

 President John Quincy Adams said "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" Are you a leader?


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