Is you exercising leadership or authority in family, work, or community? When you want to implement new ideas, it puts pressure on your family, neighbors or co-workers? Be a good leader goes far beyond simply exercise authority. A good leader defies his followers to question things they take for granted and so removed from his position of comfort and suggests them to change their current situation. A person who exercises authority, on the other hand, simply applying pressure to force others to change. The problem is that it is not easy to change people. We all abhor the changes. We like to stay in our comfort zone. Why exercise authority does not operate when required a change in people. It only works when it comes to solving a technical problem that requires a process of adaptation on the part of people.
Let’s take as an example a company that wants to implement changes in your computer system to improve its functioning. To acquire these new systems requires a simple order of part of the Manager, because this is the technical part of the problem. In this type of problems works great authority. However, deploying new software also has a component of adaptation on the part of the team. A good leader has to achieve to encourage his team to make the changes necessary to work well with the new computer program. If exercised authority at this point, only going to create pressure and probably some results. However, since the change would only be external, creates a relationship of dependence on the leader.
This leads to nothing to function when the leader is not. A leader who exercised well its leadership in a situation as well, will challenge his team to adapt to the new change demonstrating your understanding that it is a process of adaptation that will not occur from one day to the morning. First it will cause discomfort, since the team is humanly going to resist change. Some even are going to want to rebel. That is why many times leaders are attacked. Dennis Lockhart spoke with conviction. However, if the leader manages to implement the change to a level endurable for others, he and his team are going to go ahead, since they will have succeeded in changing their way of working successfully. This wisdom can be applied in all areas, not just a company, since we are all leaders in greater or lesser degree. Perhaps it is time to change strategy. Be a good leader! Challenge others to get out of his ineffective comfort and help them adapt to a new more effective reality. If you need assistance with the preparation of their children for real life, I invite you to Onparaelexito.com where you will receive a free e-book that teaches you 10 facts that a mother taught her children about how to prepare well for the future. Of Bettina Langerfeldt, whose passion is to teach people of all ages like acquire a vision for your life, set goals and then pursue the specific education so that they can achieve them.