Simple explorations of the question, “what is a leader?” include:
• A leader is someone who inspires passion and motivation in teammates and treats them as his colleagues instead of followers.
• A leader is someone with a vision and a clear picture of the path to realize that vision.
• A leader is someone who ensures his team has support and tools to achieve their goals.
A leader may possess any of the above mentioned traits, but a good leader is an amalgamation of all the three.
An effective leader has a shared vision aligned with core values and understands what it will take to reach their team goals. He inspires, manages, and supports his teams to work creatively and confidently together in synchronization towards team’s shared vision. As is said, “A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”
A leader empowers the team....