Great Leader and a good team - A winning combinationLeadership is such a role where a person himself or herself are not directly involved with the work being done but still, they are accountable for the outcome of the work. They are among the first ones to get the appreciation of good work and blame for bad quality work. So how does leader get the confidence that his team will be successful? A good, knowledgeable, experienced, mature and efficient team members always enhance the confidence of their team leader. Vice versa an incompetent team will make the leader's life tough.
Some people say the leader's task is just leading, instructing and managing the team and it is easy as they do not need to actually work. This is not true. Though some people who take it easy may lead in that manner, a true leader is the one who gets involved at grass root level with their team. They should understand each and every detail of the work done by their team and should able to mentor them if needed. A leader who does not get involved deeply with the work done by their team may not be able to understand the problems faced by them.
It is seen that a person who has worked at the lower levels and slowly climbed to a leadership position understands the team and the work better than the person who has simply jumped to a leadership position. Good leadership and a good team are boons for each other and are essential for success of any project. A good leader is a source of inspiration to the team and it makes their life easier while a good team will always make a leader more confident about the success.
A true leader will always motivate his team and a good team will always cooperate with their leader. Good Leader - Good Team combo can prove to be a recipe for success for any work that is undertaken. If either the leader or the team is weak then it may impact the probability of success.
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