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Leadership: “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”

Friday, October 23, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments


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A crown is symbolic of leadership. Leadership bears responsibility. Persons with great responsibility, carry a heavy burden to lead their people. Thus, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.¹

Leadership is not easy. It comes with a great weight of responsibility and many challenges.

Responsibilities of a leader:
As a leader you must…
– Have a vision with high expectations, stay focused and remain committed.
– Have respect for yourself and others.
– Set an example for people to follow.
– Hold yourself to higher standards than required.
– Possess strong values, be honest and uphold integrity.
– Strive to make people better, be encouraging, and take a genuine interest in others.
– Be a creative risk taker.

Challenges of a leader:
As a leader you must…
– Be willing to stand alone when everyone else is against you while continuing to focus on your vision.
– Overcome the reservations of your associates to gain trust as a credible leader.
– Comprehend varied personality types with the intention of relating to each team member.
– Leverage the strength of each person on the team as a compliment to the team balance as a unit.
– Incorporate the ideas and directives of team members enhancing ownership in their role on the team.
– Respond to failure, take corrective actions and deal with confrontation head on.
– Hold yourself accountable for your actions and hold others accountable for their actions.

Leadership carries great accountability; it is your responsibility to achieve the results of your vision. You will encounter many challenges along the way, it’s not always pleasant but you will need to hold true to your vision and keep your eye on the horizon.

Stay focused, regard others with respect and construct an atmosphere where people work effectively.


1 Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1

 

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  1. amyduncan99
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    If I ever get to be leader,only of a small country I wouldn’t mind the uneasiness .But that will never happen so I’ll just have to keep on dreaming .

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    • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:34 AM

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