A Leader's Responsibility

Recently, someone told me they emailed their manager asking for help with an issue she was having. She received a return email from the manager informing her the email had been deleted without being read.

I don’t know why any leader would not answer an email from a fellow employee, but it allows me to offer some reminders about what it means to be a leader.

Your reputation is the most important thing you have in the workplace. If you don’t have credibility with your team, then you are not a leader and should not be in a leadership position.

Leadership is not a job. It is a responsibility.

Leadership is not 40 hours a week. It is 168 hours a week. Leadership is what has to be done, when it has to be done, in the way it should be done, whether you like it or not, and whether they like it or not.

A leader should always follow up, communicate with fellow employees, and help remove barriers and roadblocks.

This sounds great unless you are one of the employees with a non-leader manager.

Don’t let that non-leader style manager be you.

Be there for your team members.

-Lee Cockerell

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