Practical aspects of Leadership & Management

Practical aspects of Leadership & Management

Shannon Duncan Shannon Duncan
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Originally posted on LinkedIn

𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽.

There’s tons of blogs and books telling us what we should do and how we should be as leaders. Empathy, Empowerment, listening, emotional Intelligence, coaching, curiosity, uplifting, humility, inspiring, etc. the list could go on. These are powerful qualities and tools of a leader. 🌟

But if you are a leader, you also have responsibility over the success of an area. That means there are active things you must do.

• ✅ Make decisions
• 📈 Plan the strategy
• 🤝 Hold people accountable
• 🧠 Mentor and advise not just coach
• 🎯 Set goals
• ⚖️ Balance resources
• 🔄 Improve processes
• ⚠️ Minimize risk
• 🤝 Coordinate
• 🚨 Crisis management
• 📊 Performance management

These are often not covered under the warm feel-good quotes & posts about leadership.

If you are new to leadership & management a lot of the above is unknown to you.

𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 is as crucial as the empathetic and inspiring qualities often highlighted. For those new to leadership roles, remember: it’s about striking a balance between guiding your team with empathy and making strategic, results-focused decisions. Your leadership journey is a blend of heart and action, continuously evolving with each challenge and success. 💼🔗

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