You are not everything. You are you.

Leadership is quite the concept.
It has been defined, redefined, reconstructed, augmented and dissected. People are payed to give talks, conferences, and speeches about what it takes to be a strong leader. The attributes of a leader are detailed in such a way that sometimes it actually seems as though this concept of leadership can only be attained with superhero-like power. A leader has grand vision, but pays attention to the details; stays firmly focused on core goals, but knows when to drop goals that might not work; can lead the group to victory, but knows how to invest in and mold the individual. Not many people have all of those abilities. Granted, there are a few people out there who can; however, even many of them would not say that they did it all on their own. So while those attributes were needed for success, not all of those attributes came from just one person.
Here is the point:  We cannot all be incredible leaders. We cannot all be great leaders. But that should not stop anyone from leading. What we can do is surround ourselves with the people who have the attributes we are lacking; this in turn will form a group that as a whole manifests great leadership.
Be honest and self-aware. What attributes do you have? Which attributes are you lacking? Find the people who have the attributes to fill the void you see and either get them to work for you or with you.
As they say, it takes a village.
Don’t avoid a leadership role simply because you only see the attributes you don’t have. Take on the role and surround yourself with the people who will next to you lead boldly.

About christamroszczak

There are many things that we could all say about ourselves in our "about me" information. I would just like to explain -Why- I created this blog. I see a gap in the abilities of the people who move through our workforce. I see a lack of passion, work ethic, drive, respect and feelings of significance. The solution is in the leadership. The leadership needs to drive passion, hold standards, and inspire growth, but all too often, it alienates, turns a blind eye, or shifts blame. My focus is in customer service careers for a few reasons: 1. Customer service is often times where our next generation of professionals will come from. This is because often times they are working through school, in between school, or after school, but before careers. There is an entire niche of people in that very category needing to be believed in, shown how to hold a standard, pushed to be their best and shown how to train others to do the same. 2. We need to lead our middle management to train up everyone to be a trainer in their area. Middle management needs to be consistent with expectations and consequences. 3. We need to show middle management and their teams that everyone should be thinking about not only the job they have, but the job they want because the job they have now will be what sets them up for the job they want later. 4.There needs to be hands on training with management to help break the bad habits and even to form good habits with the new training tools they receive. Managers go to management or leadership training and come back with all excitement yet no follow through. Too often "inspiring" becomes coddling, "leading not managing" becomes making friends or doing all the work oneself, "encouraging" becomes caving, and "holding the standard" becomes pridefully rigid or even hypocritical. Someone once said, Hire slowly and fire swiftly. While this is a strong concept, when put into practice it actually shows the employees that the job is worth getting, they will be invested in and trained well, and that employees who refuse to improve or change a bad habit/attitude will not be allowed to continue to drag everyone down with them. This fair concept shows respect to the other employees and the customers. Holding the standard, being consistent and fair while simultaneously showing honest respect and care for the team at every level will produce success every time. I created this blog for employers and employees to utilize and hopefully get inspiration and some tips on how to create an efficient, productive, and successful working environment no matter what career you choose. We want to empower our employees at all levels to take pride in their work and to foster an environment that allows for nothing else.
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