A Good Leader

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The title “leader” is one that is earned, not given. A good leader must be honest, respectful, sincere, and hardworking. While a manager may have responsibilities to complete a task, a leader has responsibilities that far supersede that. A leader must care about the people that look up to them and look to them for guidance. In the following paper, the topic will focus on how it is important for a leader to care equally about the task at hand and the people they are leading. A leader must care equally about the task and the people because the moral of the workers is important, a leader must get the most out of the workers, and all people respond differently to certain direction. The first reason a leader must care equally about the task…show more content…
As a leader you have the duty to both care from your workers and care for the task at hand. A good leader doesn’t solely care about the workers or solely care about the task. A good leader finds a natural balance between the two. A leader must do whatever is possible to best motivate the workers and get the most out of them. The workers should understand that there is a task at hand to complete, however it is the leader’s responsibility to ensure the workers “buy into” the task and understand the importance of its success. There are usually varying levels of self-motivation within the workers, therefore it is the leader’s duty to understand each worker and maximize their potential and contributions to completing the…show more content…
A leader is supposed to generate change and put their workers in the best position to succeed. If the workers succeed, then the task will be accomplished, and the leader will have done their job. While a manager may treat each worker as a piece of the puzzle or a part of a machine, a leader understands that each worker is a person with different motivations and needs. A manager may give the same direction to each worker in the same manner. However, a leader may personalize the way they deliver the message to each worker. For example, some workers may respond well to firm direction which includes stern language and “tough love”, while other workers may work best when the leader delivers the direction with a more compassionate, down-to-earth approach. By understanding that every person is different, the leader should be able to understand each of their workers and be able to put all of them into the best position to
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