Can Leadership Help Your Career?
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Can leadership help your career?
The leadership talk doesn't drive purpose. Purpose is what drives the leadership talk. There is one and only one goal of the leadership talk: that's to motivate people to be your cause leaders in meeting the challenges you face.
This is important in understanding the difference between leadership talks and presentations/speeches.
You're a leader. You have a task to complete. Do you want the people you lead to do the task? Or do you want those people to take leadership in accomplishing the task? The difference between doing and teaching in terms of accomplishment is a stock car and a Formula One racer.
Clearly, you can order them to accomplish the task. If you're in a position of authority, they will most likely carry out the order. But they might not do it with total commitment. Or they may resent being ordered. Or they may be inclined to do nothing unless requested, and so after accomplishing the task, they do little else but wait for the following order.
It may take some time to comprehend the matter of leadership that we have listed here. However, it is only through complete comprehension would you get the right picture of leadership.
However, their commitment to take leadership involves your establishing a special relationship with them.
For instance, going back to the example I that used, if one is a floor sweeper, one does the best floor sweeping, not simply by doing it but by taking leadership of floor-sweeping.
Such leadership might entail: taking the initiative to order and manage supplies; evaluating the job results and raising those results to ever higher levels; having the floor-sweeping be an integral part of the general cleaning policy; hiring, training, and developing other floor sweepers; instilling a "floor sweeping esprit" that can be manifested in training.
We hope you develop a better understanding of leadership on completion of this article on leadership.
Otherwise, in a "doing" mode, one just pushes a broom.
You may say, "Listen, a job is a job. This leadership thing is making too much of not much!"
Could be. But my point is that applying leadership to a task changes the expectations of the job. It even changes the job itself. Think of it, when we are challenged to lead and not simply do, our world is, I submit, changed.
Furthermore, though you may order people to do a job, you can't order anybody to take leadership. It's their choice whether they accept it or not.
So what is your verdict on this composition on leadership? Are there any more unanswered questions about leadership in your mind?