This week I learned that leadership comes in many different forms. Whether it be in the work place or home you can be a leader and draw others to find their passion. This week I learned that leadership needs communication. From the followers to the leader and from the leader to the followers. If you don't have communication you don't have anything. It is important to have honesty and trust as well. When working in a team you need to be able to share ideas and bounce off of each other!
February 2012 Archives
This week I wrote my first Leadership Journal. It was a great way to reflect back on who am I as a leader and how I got here. A believe that a leader ultimately "influences" and brings passion to other people in order to get something done. Without leaders, people wouldn't always find it in themselves to strive to be the best they can. They act as that "push" to make sure you are the best you can be! I am fortunate to have many people in my life that push me to succeed.
My definition of leadership is ever changing... After reading about how everyone has different values and strengths that shape our type of leadership I think mine is using my passion for projects to lead people. I am a very type A person and I know that when I put my heart into a project that fire rubs off on people and they get just as excited. Leadership is helping people accomplish something they wouldn't have and having that power is so important to encourage each other!
My definition of leadership is helping someone get to or achieve something they wouldn't have done on their own. It is being that extra push for them to reach their full potential. It also means that when you show leadership skills people around you will step up and show THEIR leadership skills.
Leadership is more then just directing people and telling them what to do. It is being the passion for the work you are doing and help the group maintain its goals. It is so important to have a leader with good qualities because when you respect and trust the leader the work is easier, and more fun to accomplish!
Leadership is important in any work or team environment. Leaders set strategy; they motivate; they create a mission; they build a culture. I have found that the most important qualities to have in a leader and team is trust, compassion, stability, and hope. Without these key elements employees and followers find it hard to work to their full ability in whatever project your undergoing. The most important to me, is trust. Without trust the team cannot rely on each other to get the job done.