Being a leader can be enormously rewarding. If leaders embrace their role, they can positively impact those they lead and the organization in which they work. Good leaders create an environment where people can contribute their best efforts. They also directly affect the talent pipeline of their organizations. Leadership is not for the faint of heart. Are you stepping up, stepping in, or stepping out in your leadership?
Leaders who step up recognize and embrace their responsibility to lead and tackle their opportunities for improvement. Nobody comes into any role knowing everything they need to succeed. That includes leadership positions. Stepping up means showing up as a leader, not a doormat or a dictator. Passive leaders miss opportunities to help themselves by helping the people they lead to succeed. And aggressive leaders who run roughshod over employees destroy employee engagement, morale, and loyalty. Both types of leaders read more…