What Does Leadership Look Like?

In his book, The Power of Team Leadership, gives a report of a survey of over 1,000 adults who where asked what they expect from their leadership.  The results of this survey can give team leaders an inside look at how people think when they are asked, “What do you expect from those who are leaders?”  Here are the responses:

  • 87 percent expect leaders to motivate people to get involved in meaningful causes and activity
  • 78 percent believe leaders should negotiate compromises and resolve when they arise
  • 77 percent look to leaders to determine and convey the course of action that they should take in order to produce desirable conditions and outcomes
  • 76 percent rely on leaders to identify and implement courses of action that are in the best interests of society, even if some of those choices are unpopular
  • 75 percent expect leaders to invest their time and energy in training more leaders who will help bring the to reality
  • 63 percent want leaders to communicate so that they know where thing sare headed and what it will take to get there
  • 61 percent say leaders are responsible for the direction and production of employees associated with the leader’s organization or cause
  • 61 percent think leaders should analyze situations and create the strategies and plans that direct the resources of those who follow them
  • 56 percent hold leaders responsible for managing the day-to-day details of the operation.*

One of the greatest challenges that faces team development is the process of creating shared responsibility of leadership.  When every member of the team see themselves as equal then the expectations listed above will decrease.  However, there are many who say that they want to be a but are very willing to give the responsibility of the team away to someone else.  is all about sharing success, failure, and mutual responsibility.

 

Who is Dale Roach?

*, The Power of (Colorado: Waterbrook Press, 2001) pp.2-3.

About Dale Roach

Dale is the creator of "Like A Team." He has been working with businesses, charity organizations, volunteer groups and church groups in the development of teamwork for over 25 years. The goal of "Like A Team" is to help share the knowledge and skills of healthy team creators across the planet.
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