Today, I will be sharing a leadership quality that is not focused on enough in leadership circles: hard work. People often get carried away with the benefits of being leaders and forget that leadership requires a lot of work—a lot of hard work.
To truly excel in leadership, you must be prepared to take on several roles, and you must be dedicated to delivering consistently positive results in line with the mission of your organization. You must understand that there’s hard work that only the leader can (and must) do!
You cannot afford to be a leader who’s reluctant to get your hands dirty, and you can’t act as a bystander, watching others do the work for you. Likewise, you should not be the leader who is always looking for the easy way out. In leadership, there is no easy way out—only hard work!
A hardworking leader sets an example for the team so that they dedicate themselves to achieving set goals. It is no secret that leadership is extremely demanding and, depending on the size of your organization or community, it can be overwhelming. Still, this is the job of a leader. You must understand that you’ll need resilience, determination, and a deep sense of personal resolve to be effective.
“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you.”—Derek Jeter
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