Leadership is the willingness to accept responsibility and organize a group of people to achieve a common goal. With that come a number of different roles that are important as a leader. In the next 3 tips, we are going to highlight 10 of these roles.
The First 3 Roles of a Leader
- A Leader Must First Be a Worker
- In order to lead others, you must first be able to lead yourself. That means if you are not organized and not able to get your own job done, it’s unlikely that you will be able to help others do so. The first role of the leader is to get their own job done. Manage your time and recognize that your time may be taken away by other people so you have to get more done with less.
- A Leader Has to Be a Teammate
- Leaders can sometimes forget that they are also teammates, but this is where the leader can earn tremendous respect. By being a leader, but also working side-by-side with your teammates, you can lead your teammates to trust that you will be right with them. Trust is the first and most important part of being a teammate. From there, remember to listening actively, see the bigger picture, do the little things, look out for others, and hold yourself accountable for what you say you are going to do.
- A Leader Must Be a Planner
- The team will not be able to achieve its goals if there is no plan to achieve them. First, the leader must determine a purpose and communicate it. From there, the team will have goals of all varying degrees. The leader’s job is to chart the course that helps the team get to the vision. By setting the vision and setting the guardrails around the actions that the team takes, the leader is responsible for the plan that makes sure it all gets done.
Leadership Is a Multi-Dimensional Role. But, Incredibly Rewarding.