It takes a lot of courage and humility to be a good leader.
Leadership is not management and is different from holding a position. The position lets someone give order in the formal way. Leadership is more related to trust and excellence. Does your team trust you, and because of your leadership will try to achieve excellence. I think there’s two aspects that are often not said about leadership
- It takes a lot of humility to be a good leader. While a leader can take a lot of space in the team social environment, he cannot be the sole thinker and doer. A leader must be humble enough to trust and believe in others
- Without a clear objective to attain a hard goal and excellence, leadership is useless. All you need then is management for a very ordinary goal.
Here’s a good article on the importance of good leadership published by Forbes. It includes this nice table:
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Michel Dion, PMP, CPA
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