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Be a Leader, Not Just a Manager

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Be a Leader, not just a Manager
                    Examples of Leadership: Jackie Robinson, Lewis& Clark

A lot of people today hold the title of “manager”, but out of those people how many are good leaders? We know for sure that the answer is not all of them, but more than likely it’s a lot less than that. To become a great manager of people it’s essential to be at least, a good leader. For some, the ability to lead is a natural-born gift that can be fine-tuned with learning, growing, and striving to become a great leader. For others it’s not as easy, and it may take years to develop the confidence and traits necessary to become an effective leader.
There are many great qualities that can comprise a good leader. Of all the possible qualities I feel that these are the most important; confidence, effective communicator, honest, ability to delegate, committed, and a sense of humor.   Employees want to work for a leader who is committed to their team’s success, and in an environment that promotes open communication.   Being a leader worth emulating is more than just coming to work every day and doing “your best”. Becoming that person means being the first person to walk in the door and the last to walk out. To take it one step further, it’s not just about the amount of time you spend at work. It’s more about what you accomplish when you’re there and how you are affecting people. Are you displaying a positive and confident attitude? Do you permeate excitement and enthusiasm? Are you getting the most out of your employees today? If not, what can you do to make them better? What can you do inspire your staff, or let them know you care? How can I become a better leader today? These are all questions I ask myself on a regular basis to make sure that I am staying on the right track and keeping the best interests of my employees and company at heart.
As a manager, you’re constantly dealing with conflict. Every time you turn the corner there’s a problem or a...

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