What It Really Means To Be A Leader

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What does it really mean to be a leader?

You see, being a leader is more than just having the subordinates. You also see, being a leader is more than just having the authority to guide those subordinates. It’s about having the subordinates share your vision for the company you’re working in. It’s about having the authority to guide those subordinates in sharing your vision for the company you’re working in.

Even more so, being a leader means:

Being A Trainee

Being a leader means being a trainee once again. You will not just have your subordinates learn from you. You will also have yourself learn from your subordinates. Give and take, as they say – which is most especially true when it comes to leadership. Even more so, you will learn more about the next steps to take within your team and eventually within the organization as you and your subordinates learn from each other and correct each other in the best way possible for more effective results.

Being A Friend

Being a leader also means being a friend to others. You will not just have your subordinates sit under you. You will also have your subordinates stand beside you. You’re not alone, as they say – which is also most especially true when it comes to leadership. Even more so, you will be able to apply more on the next steps to take within your team and eventually within the organization as you and your subordinates guide each other and complement each other in the best way possible for more effective results.

Being A Mentor

Being a leader even means being a mentor to all. You will not just have your subordinates get inspired. You will even have your subordinates get inspired by you. Be an inspiration, as they say – which is even most especially true when it comes to leadership. Even more so, you will be able to work more on the next steps to take within your team and eventually within the organization as you and your subordinates inspire each other and lead each other in the best way possible for more effective results.

Ah, leadership.

It’s almost like making your own bread at home. To have the best homemade bread (just like those bread made with Zojirushi machines), you need to have the right kind of ingredients – ones that you yourself have molded to fulfill the corresponding roles, ones that you yourself have molded to produce the great homemade bread.

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The Kind Of Leadership You Should Have

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In every organization, there’s a team. In every team, there is a leader. In every leader, there should be a certain kind of leadership – a kind of leadership that will not just help you grow into a better person, but also help others grow into better people.

That being said, here’s the kind of leadership you should have:

A Disciplined Leadership

Having a disciplined leadership is probably the most important thing. From here, you will be the kind of leader who will not just be relied on for his words, but also relied on for his actions. You will be the kind of leader who will not just say the right things, but also do the right things. You will be the kind of leader who will not just be praised for what you’ve done, but also praised for who you are.

A Patient Leadership

Leadership is not just about submitting projects on time. It’s also about submitting quality projects on time. For this, you need patience. You need patience for yourself. You need patience for your teammates. You need patience when it comes to dealing with customers. You need patience when it comes to dealing with other people involved in the project.

A Motivated Leadership

Leadership is also not just about inspiring other people to be like you. It’s about inspiring other people to be who they’re meant to be. It means inspiring your teammates to do better each day. It means inspiring your customers to achieve their dreams. It means inspiring other people to reach more of their goals in life. But most of all, it means motivating yourself enough to inspire other people.

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How NOT to Be That Annoying Co-Worker

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Everyone has behaviors and habits that may rub some people off the wrong way. While there is no way to please everyone, a little self-awareness can go a long way in avoiding unnecessary conflicts and negativity. And since the workplace has its share of irritating people, here are some ways to NOT be one of those annoying co-workers many love to hate.

Be considerate
Respect other people’s time and need for privacy. Do not be that overly chatty person who steals coworkers’ time with non-stop chatter. Sometimes the best thing you can do is to leave people alone so they can focus on their work.

Listen
Talking to someone who does not listen can be quite irritating. Do not be that person who only waits for a chance to speak instead of really listening to what another person is saying.

Don’t interrupt
Avoid interrupting people who are talking or busy doing something important unless you have a really good reason to do so. Even then, make sure to do it as politely as possible. Interrupting someone may hinder the flow of ideas or shorten the time they have to complete whatever work they need to finish.

Don’t be a chronic complainer
It is normal for employees to have complaints at some point. But do not be that chronic complainer who only seems to see the bad in every situation. Instead of using up time to share your complaints, you can think of possible solutions to the issues you see. You can then voice out your complaints and offer suggestions on how to resolve the problem.

Avoid making loud noises
No one wants to hear your end of a phone conversation. Try to keep your voice as low as possible instead of talking loudly and disturb coworkers who are busy doing their jobs.

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Group Work Survival Tips: How Effective Collaboration Breeds Great Results

If you have nothing but positive views about group work, you just have to take a look at some of the funny memes about the topic to get an idea on how some people see it. In an ideal world, group work leads to great results as members all collaborate to achieve a common goal. But the ideal is often far from reality. It is common to hear stories of only one or handful of group members doing most of the work or people disappearing only to reappear once the project is done, and more. While group work can be frustrating at times, it can also be a platform for individuals to band together to accomplish great things. Here are some ways to survive and become effective at working with a group.

Match skills with roles or tasks. In a perfect world, you can always have the right people on board. But it does not always work that way. There are times when you do not get to choose who to work with. One of the simple but significant things you can in any group is to try to match the skills when assigning roles. This allows individuals in the group to do what they do best and contribute to the success of the project.

Communicate and share goals clearly. Be clear about the group’s goals. Communicate and share expectations – individually and collectively. Ask if everyone is clear about the roles and tasks. Take time to clarify anything that may not be too clear to some of the group’s members.

Encourage collaboration and teamwork. The key to any successful group project is teamwork. Everyone’s contribution matters. Create or design a work environment that encourages and promotes collaboration, trust, and open communication.

Promote a sense of ownership and accountability. Create an environment that promotes ownership and accountability. Be clear about each other’s responsibilities and the value of being accountable. This includes owning up to mistakes, if needed, instead of putting blame elsewhere.

Make room for feedback. Group work sometimes involves trial and error. People make mistakes and delays can happen among others. Do not let setbacks breed criticisms that may discourage individuals or the group. Share constructive feedback that focuses on improvement rather than emphasizing what went wrong.

Working with a group may be one of the easiest paths toward achieving workplace goals. However, it can also be challenging for those who have to work together as a team. Thankfully, there are ways to bring out the best out of individuals to create a successful and highly productive project team.