April 9, 2024

Leaders Need the Team to Succeed

By Paul Daniels

To be a leader in your market, you need a team around you that understands the company goals and how to implement them daily.

I came across an enlightening LinkedIn article that defines what it takes to be a good leader.

The author writes, “Effective leadership is not simply about having authority and control over others. It involves taking responsibility for the well-being and success of your team. This means being a positive role model, providing guidance and support, facilitating communication and empowering team members to make decisions and take ownership of their work.

“A good leader understands that their success is directly tied to their team’s success, and they prioritize creating a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone can thrive,” the article suggested. “By focusing on the needs of their team rather than their own personal gain, a great leader can inspire loyalty, trust, and respect and ultimately achieve greater success for the entire organization.”

I liked this statement best: “A good leader understands that their success is directly tied to the success of their team, and they prioritize creating a collaborative and supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

To be a leader in your market, you need a team around you that understands the company goals and how to implement them daily. You must listen to and trust your team’s feedback as a leader. People want to work for and hire companies that have strong leadership skills that come from the top. To be a successful leader, you need to listen and learn from the team and customers you serve.

On a side note, I just got an update on my car—the one that was rear-ended earlier this year. It is still in the shop.

The last completion date was April 8, which has since been pushed back to April 30. The mechanics are still waiting for sensors to come in. The worst part is that they waited until April 8 to let me know. Supply chains are still a problem. The worst disruption is working with a supplier that keeps changing delivery dates without warning.

Also, be sure to check out this book on leadership. It’s titled “Unlock the Hidden Leader, Become the Leader You Were Destined to Be.” You can find it here.