Don’t allow yourself to be tied to your job description or to not being accountable at work. Even with the most menial tasks, if you can show that you can perform and be accountable to yourself and to the company, you can shine. Allow yourself to become the leader you want to be by letting others get to work and make a few errors along the way. This is how they will learn and how you will be able to become a better overall leader to them.
Hold Yourself (and Your Boss) Accountable Every Day at Work
Accountability is key to your success. In today’s world where we have to perform more jobs at one time than ever before, if you need your boss breathing down your neck just to get things done then you probably aren’t going far in your organization. On the other hand, if you can keep yourself to deadlines, pitch in with others where needed and be an integral part of the team to help ensure all work is done ahead of schedule, you will go far. Holding yourself accountable to doing great work is important to make that happen. Not only do you want to do great work so that you can achieve higher levels of success, but also so that your team and your boss can be more successful as well. Review this article to learn how to hold yourself and even your boss more accountable to achieving success and expecting the very best out of you.
Whoa! What are Today’s Most Common Leadership Mistakes?
Smart Brief Article:
While there are many different leadership mistakes that can be made, the indecisive leader that is always crunched for a deadline, the disengaged leader who doesn’t seem to be able to connect with their team and the leader who is overbearing and constantly hovering over everything, one of the worst kinds of leaders are those who spend all their time trying to fix or do everything. It’s important to allow team members to learn for themselves and be able to solve the problems they face. If you are the person who is constantly bogged down by the work your team doesn’t seem to get done then you have a leadership problem. It’s time to back off, allow your team to learn and grow by letting them make a few mistakes and then fix them so that you can focus on leading and not doing.
The Wrong Way to Introduce People Over Email
Harvard Business Review:
With the electronic age, introductions and collaboration have become more interesting than in the past. It used to be that you went to a gathering and had to meet face to face and the common person you knew could introduce you both. This gave you the chance to decide if you wanted to share contact information with each other. In today’s world, another person can share your contact information easily without ever asking your permission, but if they are part of your network, you might want to make sure permission is granted first. In order to do this you should type an email to both parties that you want to introduce to each other and ask for their permission to introduce them electronically. Specifically state what information you will give and once permission is granted you can proceed. This allows either party to choose not to be introduced this way and keeps you in the good graces of both of them.