Organizational leadership extends far beyond senior management.
Organizational leadership is not limited to senior management. Rather, organizational leadership is something that every employee assumes, either implicitly or explicitly. The concept of organizational leadership has long been recognized in management literature. All people within the organization are stakeholders of the organization and, therefore, bring some level of leadership to their roles.
• A leader knows the right things to say at the right time, communicates effectively with employees, supports them, and values them.
• A leader values the different skills possessed by each employee.
• A leader helps employees feel connected to the organization’s purpose and values.
• A leader continuously evaluates how he or she leads—and then leads differently if needed.
• A leader leads through inspiration, example, and expectation setting.
When a leader is successful at inspiring people, the organization will reap the benefits. They will have engaged employees who become more productive, satisfied co-workers willing to go above and beyond for their company, and competitive advantages over any competitors faced by the company.
To be a great leader, you must first show your team that you care about them. When employees feel appreciated, motivated, and inspired, they will work harder and more efficiently. It is important to take the time to thank your team for their hard work and dedication. By doing so, you are showing them that you value what they do and that they can trust you to make decisions for the company in their best interest.