We're hitting the tail end of the A, B, C's of Leadership...Take sometime to review these characteristic for good leadership with your team. "Game On!"
Quality: You try to find a leadership word that starts with Q! Anyway...Quality is the character with respect to fineness or grade of excellence.
It's not your quality that is important here. You need to be on the look out for qualities in your subordinates. The old saying is there's a gem in every stone. So take a good look at your team and search out for positive qualities. When you find them the qualities may not be perfect or a little ruff. So use your leadership skills to buff them and find that hidden gem.
Understanding: In Leadership you have to be understanding. Understanding is the superior power of discernment; enlightened intelligence.
Don't confuse understanding with being weak. As a leader you can be understanding with a firm conviction to what is right or what is wrong. Being understanding will help your subordinates know they will receive an fair hand.
Responsible: In Leadership you have to be responsible. Responsible is being answerable or accountable.
It's pretty simple. If you haven't been responsible at some point you wouldn't be in a leadership position. Just remember the differences now is you are responsible not just for yourself but for everyone you're leading. Even when you're not in the presents of your team you still responsible for them...Take a minute to think about that...Hope you can sleep tonight!
Stewardship: In Leadership Stewardship is vital. Stewardship is a person who manages another's property or affairs;one who administers.
Stewardship is one of the most important duties of a leader. You are managing people and a units resources. It's your duty to get the most with the least. Meaning use your resources with care; never waste them or take advantage of them.
Team Work: In Leadership Team Work is the bases for all you do. Team Work is a cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together with a common cause.
Team Work is easier to talk about than to prefect. As a leader your goal is to keep your team focused on the common cause. You may have to coordinate the cooperation between strong willed parties who only have their best interest in mind. Use your leadership skills to maintain team work.
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