FOR LEADERS AND ASPIRING LEADERS
No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or to get all the credit for doing it.
The context and structure we work within always have a set of parameters, limitations and guidelines. A leader knows how to work within the structure and not let the structure impinge upon the process or the project. Know the structure intimately, so as to guide others to effectively work within the given parameters. Do this to expand beyond the boundaries.
Intuition is the capacity of knowing without the use of rational processes; it’s the cornerstone of emotional intelligence. People with keen insight are often able to sense what others are feeling and thinking; consequently, they’re able to respond perfectly to another through their deeper understanding. The stronger one’s intuition, the stronger leader one will be.
Big Picture, Small Actions
Excellent leaders see the big picture concurrent with managing the details. Small actions lead to the big picture; the excellent manager is skillful at doing both: think big while also paying attention to the details.
A good leader has to understand what kind of process he is managing. How his team members are working. What kind of tasks they perform. This skill is not as important as the others but without it, in some cases, the team and the manager will never work at full capacity, using the whole potential due to lack of mutual understanding.
Command authority naturally
In other words, they don’t need borrowed power to enlist the help of others they just know how to do it. They are optimistic leaders who are viewed in a favorable light and are valued by the organization.
Do not use information as a weapon or a means of control
They communicate clearly, completely, and concisely. All the while giving others real information without fear of what they’ll do with it.