What does being a good leader mean to you?
Do you sit at the top of a food chain and dictate who does what and when?

Or, are you a mucker-inner who helps your team get the job done from the middle?

Many people choose the first option because it’s a more traditional approach.
But, leading from the middle can be beneficial for many teams.

Why? Because you see things from the inside out.

This makes you a more involved, more informed leader.

Here are some tips for leading from the middle:

Remember that leadership is not about you. Your role as a leader is to serve a
greater purpose, not to get individual accolades.

You don’t have to be a hero. Sometimes, it’s okay to admit that you’re human and
you need help. Your team will appreciate your honesty and your trust in them.

On a similar note, you don’t have to have all the answers. It’s okay to tell
someone that you don’t know but that you’ll get back to them with a more
informed answer.

And, finally, remember that influence is more powerful than authority.
If your team trusts you to guide them, that’s worth more than them, acting out
of fear.

Be the leader you wish you had when you were starting out.

What type of leader are you?

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Posted by Raj Goodman Anand on LinkedIn
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