“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.” Robin S. Sharma Source
During a job interview, your goal is to land that job and hope that your boss is awesome. However, you don’t know what type of boss you would have. You can have a boss who does everything right and allows you to do your job or a boss who barely gives you the opportunity to get the job done without looking over your shoulders.
With sixteen years of military service, I have worked in different sections and locations, which required me having a new boss every time I transitions. I’ve worked for military and civilian leaders and I have experienced effective and ineffective leadership.
Being a leader is something that you choose to become or is selected by your leadership. In the military, this happens all the time, which is a great opportunity to showcase and improve one’s leadership abilities. Individuals who are effective leaders take the opportunity to grow, while others look at the opportunity as a daunting task.
As I leader, I’ve led people in the performance of their jobs and preferred to empower my staff. I don’t understand why some leaders have to take full control of their people’s work. I say let them do their jobs, provide guidance, listen to feedback and allow your people to lead his or her section.
If you are wondering if you or your boss is an effective leader, here are some characteristic to take into consideration:
20 Effective Leader Characteristics
They recognized their team members
They show Compassion
They show Strength
They are dependable
They are charismatic
They learn from their mistakes
They empower their team members
They set the example
They find solutions
They listen to their team members
They are rational
They give credit to employee’s work
They are motivators
They are involved
They get things done
They are positive
They are trustworthy
They are a team player
They respect their team members
In conclusion, we all want to work for someone who is an effective leader and someone who provides guidance. An effective leader is someone you can trust and empowers you to perform at your best. Effective leaders and a great team is the driving force for business success. My military experience has proven the effective leadership is KEY to mission success.
Question: Do you have an effective boss?
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