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Lead­er­ship is know­ing the way, show­ing the way and liv­ing on the way.

The ma­jor role of a leader is to be a stew­ard of values, cul­tures and tra­di­tions be­cause lead­er­ship is ac­tion not a po­si­tion.

You can de­velop by catch­ing them do­ing some­thing right.

An ef­fec­tive leader will make it a pri­or­ity to help his con­stituents/peo­ple pro­duce good and bet­ter re­sults. There are two ways to do it. First, make sure peo­ple know what their goals are. Sec­ondly, as a leader - - do every­thing pos­si­ble to sup­port, en­cour­age, and train them to ac­com­plish their goals. It is then, that peo­ple who pro­duce god re­sult feel good about them­selves.

A leader should praise progress and give re­wards too. When a good performance is done, pos­i­tive feed­backs re­spond pos­i­tively. This is an ef­fec­tive strat­egy for im­prov­ing performance it in­stills sat­is­fac­tion to your peo­ple. If mis­takes oc­cur, as a leader, go and re­di­rect the er­ror and give the best ad­vice to avoid mak­ing the same mis­takes again.

As a leader, you should not only com­mand, but you must step back and look at the per­spec­tive… the big pic­ture be­cause be­ing a leader, you IN­NO­VATE, you DE­VELOP, you TRUST your peo­ple do the right thing. Keep things in per­spec­tive.

In man­ag­ing or lead­ing peo­ple, it is eas­ier to loosen up than tighten up. It is al­ways bet­ter to over su­per­vise than un­der su­per­vise in the be­gin­ning.

Be­cause if you find peo­ple find peo­ple bet­ter than you thought to loosen up – then they will all re­spond pos­i­tively.

It’s very easy to star tough and nice than to be nice in the be­gin­ning and then get though later. Any­thing shouldn’t be done per­fect from the star. Do not ex­pect perfection. Self­crit­i­cism is ac­cept­able as long as it is not de­struc­tive.

The main jobs of a leader ac­cept re­spon­si­bil­ity for that fail­ure. If his peo­ple win, the leader wins too.

Re­spon­si­ble leader is re­spon­sive to the needs of his peo­ple. By be­ing re­spon­sive to your peo­ple’s need, you set your peo­ple free to be re­spon­si­ble for their job.

It is more im­por­tant that you are a re­spected leader than a pop­u­lar leader. Are you will­ing to push your peo­ple beyond their com­fort zone just to achieve ex­cel­lence? Other might not like the idea or what you ask of them and definitely they will re­mem­ber you as a leader they re­spected.

Re­mem­ber, hum­ble yourself with hu­mil­ity. Think more about your peo­ple and they think more of them­selves. Lead­ers need to come be­hind and let oth­ers be in he spotlight in­stead. Af­ter all, it never hurts to toot your own horn once in a while. A lit­tle self-praise won’t hurt.

Al­ways demon­strate what a good job look like. Lead­er­ship is not some­thing you do to peo­ple. It is some­thing you DO WITH PEO­PLE.

When­ever you share you’re lead­er­ship strat­egy with your peo­ple, they not only un­der­stand what you have in mind but can give or con­trib­ute help­ful feed­back as well.

True lead­ers want feed­back be­cause they are anx­ious to know if he/she is an ef­fec­tive leader. Af­ter all, “best lead­ers lead by ex­am­ple.”

GOOD and SMART LEAD­ER­SHIP aims for EX­CEL­LENCE, main­tains INTERGRITY, al­ways find COURAGE to CHANGE and most im­por­tantly HELP oth­ers reach their potential and be suc­cess­ful and an achiever a well.

An ef­fec­tive leader has an im­pact to the lives of oth­ers by be­com­ing a per­son of in­flu­ence and a per­son of in­spi­ra­tion too.


II at Lauc Pao Ele­men­tary School, Lubao West Dis­trict


The author is Teacher


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