Let us discuss some of the leadership tasks for the sake of setting an example. Depending on the leadership objectives and goals, these leadership tasks might vary. These leadership principles listed below must cascade down through the whole organization.
When you become a leader and need to build teams, ensure that you select the right people with the right skills to achieve your goals. Look after your team members and communicate with them regularly. You need to help your team members to develop. Develop people via training or by experience. Agree with your team members on the objectives and responsibilities that will interest and stretch them. Always support them while they strive to improve and take on challenging.
Delegation is an important management skill. Planned and educated delegation decision saves you time, develops you team members, grooms a successor, and motivates all team members. Poorly planned delegation will cause you frustration and confuses everyone. This leadership task is coined as the art of management.
Communication is critical skill for any leader. Ensure that you listen well, understand, discuss, consult, involve, and explain the things and issues that are going around your team members. Ask and learn about what your team members think. Know how they think improvements should be done.
Set the example
Some leaders lead by example by doing many tasks. This is labeled 'hands on' leader. Others are more distanced and let their team members do it (partially delegation). The way you work and lead and conduct yourself will be the most you can possibly expect from your team members. If you set low standards then you should expect the same from your team members.
Credit and blame control
Always give your team members the credit for your successes. Never take the credit yourself even if it's all down to your leadership work. You might think it is your work, but it is real team work that achieves successes. When it comes to the blame, you must take full responsibility. Never blame a team member publicly. His failure is yours, in fact. So, don’t blame yourself in public.
Manage your team
You need to have faith in your team members. Give them the longitude and latitude to work and excel. Coach them when you spot a mistake. Let’s them make mistakes. This is how they learn. This is how we learned to walk; we fell few times before we managed to make our fist steps. Provide your team members with relevant interesting opportunities Guide then with proper measures and rewards. This is a very important leadership task.
Decisive decision making
As a leader, you need to make difficult decisions bravely. However, stay truthful and sensitive when you implement such decision. Don’t take the decision because you can, take them because you have to reach your goal. Don’t be afraid of change.