Leadership Is About Leading
Leadership is about leading, following and being part of the team. It is about knowing your personal strengths and weaknesses and then taking on the right role, at the right time, for the right project. Leadership is knowing when to coach, get on the field or sit on the bench. As a leader, it is important to lead, but it is just as important to listen and to delegate. A great leader supports informed risk-taking to challenge the status quo when change is necessary. No organization or individual can develop, create and innovate without making mistakes. While accepting mistakes is a scary thought for senior leadership, this risk must be woven into the fabric and values of an organization. Leadership must be based on a sound set of values that are clear, understood by all and practiced daily.
An effective business leader is a person who is willing to take calculated risks to move the company. It is a caring person who is willing to give credit to others when something is successful yet willing to take responsibility when things go wrong. An inspired leader cares about the needs of their staff and listens to and respects the differences and opinions of others. It is someone who is resourceful, creative and innovative, who always applies values, integrity and honesty in their daily business practices.
Blog post written by MaryAnn Guerra, CEO and co-Founder of BioAccel.