Every organization regardless of how large or how small they are is measured by its success..
“Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
Organizational success is dependant upon its leaders. Always remember that while ability may get you to the top—character will keep you there.
Preparation is a key part of how organizational leaders are measured. Are you prepared?
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines what you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you can do it.
Do you exhibit team spirit? Team spirit is defined as ones eagerness (not willingness) to sacrifice personal interest or glory for the welfare of all. A person collecting trash on a truck may be “willing” to collect trash to keep their job, but how eager are they?
Make sure the team knows they’re working with you and not for you. Remember much can get accomplished by teamwork when nobody is concerned about who gets the credit. The best way to improve the team is to begin with yourself.
We all want to do well and receive individual praise. But did the individual effort contribute to the improvement of the team? Therefore team spirit means you are willing to sacrifice personal considerations for the welfare of all.
We all have a desire to lead. That’s a big part of the reason we strive to serve as directors. If you can’t lead, then follow. If you can’t follow then don’t get in the way.
Organizations have a goal. That goal becomes the common goal of those within the organization. Reaching that goal requires cooperation. To get cooperation you must give cooperation. Ten strong horses could not pull an empty baby carriage if they worked independently of each other, all pulling in different directions. Regardless of how much effort they exerted individually, the carriage wouldn’t budge without their mutual cooperation.
Cooperation like good leadership requires the sharing of ideas, information, creativity, responsibilities, and tasks. You are not the only person with a good idea. If you wish to be heard, listen. Always seek to find the best way rather than insisting on your way.
A weak leader gives blame and takes credit. Be careful when you are the leader, start taking bows for the accomplishments of your organization. Pride comes not from the accolades of outsiders, but rather from the efforts and achievements of the team and the accolades it receives