This book serves as a sounding board to help guide you with its recording of best practices. Climb the ladder of leadership; hired, trainee, mentor, team lead, supervisor, manager, and executive and let people know that you can successfully lead with every step you take.
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Leadership plays a major role in everything that we do in life. Though effective leadership is a personal role that requires individual thinking and attainment, one must make sure that it is focused on the overall success of the organization. However, there are other roles that are directly tied up in what we call leadership and some of the roles include self-leading, managing change, empowering people, leading by example, delegating authority, facilitating cooperation, and building and leading a team. Leadership is not just power but for the most part, it is about relationships. Leadership is also about one’s power to reward and punish in a nondiscriminatory manner. To have a certain style or persona that ensures people will support your implementation of goals for the success of the organization. However, at the end of the day, you will never get there without first leading self to do the right thing in all of your endeavors. One learns leadership by being a leader. This cannot happen unless you have the proper skills (visionary, trustworthy, inspirational, etc.) because leaders must balance many roles to be successful. However, sometimes you need help to guide and remind you how to take a course of action. This book serves as a sounding board to help guide you with its recording of best practices. Climb the ladder of leadership; hired, trainee, mentor, team lead, supervisor, manager, and executive and let people know that you can successfully lead with every step you take.
Lots of people run for office, and they claim that they can lead. There are also those who apply for jobs that require them to supervise or manage others, and they too seem to think they can lead. With so much failure in leadership these days, society demands answers to this question, “So what makes you think you can lead?”
In Leadership: So What Makes You Think You Can Lead, author Dr. Larry F. Ross Sr. reviews the best practices toward building the leadership in each person. Having had the pleasure of supervising, managing, and leading people for over thirty-three years, he has witnessed firsthand what methods and strategies work for an effective leadership. Leadership is a partnership. Leaders cannot get anything done unless the employees are in concert with their leadership. The complexity of being a leader requires one to think differently from others—to be able to see the big picture.
While Ross’s first book, So You Want to Be a Strategic Leader: Here Are the Essential to Get You Started was designed to promote the essentials skills and knowledge for those who aspired to be a strategic leader, Leadership: So What Makes You Think You Can Lead is for all those who want to be a leader in a structured or unstructured organization (public or private) and provide best practices needed for that endeavor.
Though the evolution of leadership thought has changed over the years, people must welcome the new avenues to pursue in regard to the role they play as leaders. The author hopes that this book will help leaders build a positive working relationship with employees.