JLBC BEING A LEADER
○ Learning quickly what motivates team members
○ Asking your team for their views on the situation
○ Thinking beyond what happens in the short term
○ Knowing how to train and develop your team
○ Setting standards to build a team you can rely on
○ Thinking yesterday’s result will still count tomorrow
○ Being out of touch with your own emotions
○ Not noticing what is going on around you
○ Not asking for feedback on your leadership and ideas
○ Not keeping physically fit and thinking positively
JLBC Leading and managing
Leadership is a substantially different role from management. A leader creates a bold vision and inspires others to believe in it, while a manager seeks to put the idea into practice by steering their employees' day-to-day actions and behaviors. You probably aspire to be called a leader rather than a manager, but, despite their differences, the two roles remain intrinsically linked. Sound management requires some leadership skills, and great leaders are—or know what it takes to be—good managers.
When you move into a leadership role, you won’t and can’t abandon managing altogether. To be credible as a leader, you need to acknowledge the past and what is currently happening while focusing on the future.
A leader creates a bold vision and inspires others to believe in it, while a manager puts the vision into practice by steering the actions of staff.
JLBC DEFINING THE CHALLENGE