Attract leadership: are you a Leader or a Slacker?
Want to be a Leader in your business or your field of expertise?
Many people claim to be Leaders, but they are actually Slackers. What is a Slacker? It’s someone that basically likes to give instruction or direction but takes no action on advancing themselves or their business. Sound familiar? Here are some points and tips to get things right.
Leaders praise their team and offer encouragement. Slacker, however, are quick to find fault and slow to give praise
Leaders hold themselves to a higher standard than their team members, while Slackers have a high level of expectation for their team but don’t hold themselves to that same standard.
Leaders lead by example and play a role model for their team. Slackers, however, blends in with crowd and never step up to take a leadership role
Leaders have deep-rooted belief in their business and lead new teammates through the growth process (learning the business and facing obstacles). Yet Slackers convince people to join their team, then pawn them off on someone else or simply push them to the side (Referred to as “sign and drop”).
Which of these characteristics best describes you and your teammates? Be honest with yourself.
Remember: a leader must lead and nourish others through the growth process. If you fail to take action, then this same failure mindset will ripple down to your teammates. A team will duplicate their leader and their leader’s actions.
So… are you a Leader or a Slacker?