organisation is something more than the sum of all the individuals
working there. But it would serve an organisation ill if it forgot
that while employees are supposed to put in maximum effort into
the tasks assigned to them, they will not do so unless their interests
are taken into account fully by their employers. In that sense then,
people really work for themselves and not so much for the organisation.
An important quality of a leader is fulfilling
the commitments he or she has made to people around him. Great leaders
take on added responsibilities only after they have fulfilled their
existing ones. A true leader should always walk the talk.
Sharing is another important aspect of leadership.
A leader must always share the best practices and achievements of
the team members with his or her peers. This earns tremendous prestige
for the leader and the organisation in the community and the industry.
Managing weaknesses is yet another factor that
can make or break leaders. A leader must never shun uncomfortable
responsibilities as it casts a shadow on a team's faith in its leader.
Look out for complimentary skills when you
are recruiting team members. The team leader should not hesitate
in letting other members know his or her shortcomings. This would
go a long way in fostering team spirit and opening up new channels
The leader should have the ability to recognise
and hone the talent of his or her team members. The team members
have to be mentored and given the confidence that they can be world-beaters.
Finally, what makes a leader tick is whether
he or she has a strategic vision and a proper gameplan to make his
organisation one of the best in the industry.