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There’s many roles a leader must play. These roles can be dizzying.

Leaders must support their team. Leaders must bring unity to the organization. Leaders must cast a clear vision.

Your vision is all about the what.

It’s telling where you’re going. How you’re going to get there. And how you know you’ve arrived.

But how clear have you been in sharing the vision?

Get Clear On The What

You’ll see organizations through up a company vision. Usually, this vision is very generic.

You might see vision statements such as:

Help customers get their work done

To build high quality products people love

We will share the Gospel with all we meet

Those vision statements don’t do anything for me. They are blah. They are far too broad. They fail to speak to you.

You’ll hear people say that great leaders are born. That’s rubbish, I say.

While it’s true some people have a predisposition towards leadership, you don’t have to be born a certain way to be a great leader.

Great leaders aren’t born, great leaders are made.

The thing is, you can’t be willy-nilly about becoming a leader. When you feel yourself being called to leadership, you’ve got to step forward and claim the title.

Otherwise, you’ll run into issues sub-par leaders face. You don’t want to be there!

So, what can you do to become a great leader?

To become a great leader, you need to:

Care for people: A leader is someone who believes others have greatness within them. Great leaders help pull out this greatness and help others grow.

Grow yourself: Leadership is a constant journey. One that requires growth and consistency.

Give Me A Reason

October 22, 2014 — 22 Comments

That’s what every member of your team is trying to tell you. Please, give me a reason!

Give me a reason to follow you. Give me a reason to believe in the organization. Give me a reason to keep pushing forward.

As a leader, are you giving your team a reason? If not, it’s time to begin giving reasons.

The reasons have to be encouraging to your team. The reasons have to inspire your team. The reasons have to have purpose behind them.

Reasons Worth Giving

Your team is longing for a reason to serve. Lets give the team a reason.

I believe these areas are key to giving your team reasons to stick around.

1. A Strong Vision: Many organizations lack a strong vision. It’s so sad when this happen.

Leadership is a funny thing. We all want to be leaders, and yet so few of us ever achieve that role to any effectiveness. However, the truth is that, while some people are born natural leaders, anyone can develop leadership qualities.

In the business realm, where efficiency and cooperation can mean the difference between success and failure, leadership is especially important. Whether you are an employee or in an official leadership role as a manager, these 7 tips can help you become a more effective leader and role model in your business.

 1. Share Your Vision

Perhaps one of the main things that sets apart good leaders from great leaders is their vision. A great leader doesn’t just tell people what to do, he or she has a vision for the future and helps others catch that vision. Your vision can be anything from creating a more positive work environment, to doubling profits. Large or small scale, no matter what your vision is, having a vision and then sharing it with your coworkers is key to leading others in business.

Have you ever had a sick child or spouse? You wanted to see them made well, to feel better, to be cured.

Now think about a bad leader you’ve been under. Did you want the same for them?

Image by Nils Geylen

Image by Nils Geylen

Probably not. I know I haven’t.

Instead of seeing improved leadership, there have been times I’ve wanted bad leaders gone. Out on the streets and out of a leadership position.

Looking back, I’ve come to realize this isn’t the proper attitude to have.

The Right Attitude To Have With Bad Leadership

Let’s be honest. Bad leadership is difficult to deal with. Team members are frustrated. Resources are stretched. You come to a breaking point.

It’s easy to look at the person who’s leading poorly and want them out.