Leadership is a Balancing Act…Here’s How to Handle It

  1. Have a vision — This is the guiding force of all of your efforts. It’s the North Star of your company and as a leader, you need to create a vivid vision that your team can clearly see, share, and work towards, together.
  2. Establish a plan A goal without a plan is just a wish. Cliche but true. Every vision needs a plan that will help you and your team take the appropriate actions to achieve your shared goal. This plan isn’t set in stone. It’s malleable and is tweaked as changes and challenges occur.
  3. Communicate roles — Everyone has a job and it’s your job as a leader to articulate these roles. I’ve said it countless times before and I’ll keep saying it because ambiguity breeds mediocrity. Clearly-defined roles and an open line of communication can keep everyone aligned and focused.
  4. Provide practical support — Once you’ve shared your vision, established a plan, and communicated roles, you can’t just set it and forget it. You need to be readily available to provide the level of support that your team needs to succeed. Whether it’s brainstorming, troubleshooting, or whatever the case may be, you have to make yourself available to help your team work through problems and overcome obstacles.

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