“With great power, there must also come great responsibility”. Known as the Peter Parker principle, and popularized by Stan Lee’s Spiderman comic books, this old adage is especially true for our current leaders. Let’s take a look at some of the key responsibilities of great leadership in the workforce.
The responsibilities of a great leader are more than just day-to-day tasks. The impact of your organization’s leadership can be felt at every level and can make or break your success. A great leader goes beyond their managerial role to be proactive and ensure that they are serving the best needs of their company and their people, not just their own personal interests.
One of the key responsibilities of a great leader is to foster clear and consistent communication. From written correspondence to in-person feedback, a leader’s words can set the tone for the entire organization. A good leader understands the power of their voice and uses it to benefit the entire team. On the same note, leaders must be ready to listen to their employees to better understand their needs.
Another key responsibility of a great leader is to build trust. A leader must be able to trust each member of their team. The team must also be able to trust their leader as well as one another. Trust is earned and that level must be maintained. Making sure that your team is working within their limits and well-prepared can help ensure that trust is maintained and success is attainable.
This leads to another responsibility of a great leader. Making sure that your team has the proper resources, time and autonomy to perform their role is crucial at any and every level of employment. Eliminating the need for micromanagement allows the entire team to flourish and concentrate their efforts where they are really needed. An accurate, realistic timeline to complete tasks or projects is also beneficial for everyone.
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