Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Your boss Needs you to be... - by Tim Stevens
A Momentum-Increaser — don’t make your boss be the only one pulling up the attitude and bringing energy to the workplace. A Values-Champion — No one should live out the values of the organization more than you do. A Silo-Destroyer — sniff out and destroy the silos that exist in departments throughout the organization. Make sure everyone is more committed to the macro vision than their micro project. A Straight-Talker — don’t engage in triangle conversations or put-downs of your team or leaders. A Generous-Giver — okay, this one is specific to working at a church, but I would never work for a church where I didn’t believe in it enough to give as much as I possibly could. An Innovative-Thinker — be solution-oriented. Don’t just come to your boss with problems, but also solutions. Your attitude should be, “Economy tough? Less staff? Lower budget? No problem, we’ll figure out a way to get through this!” A Loyal-Friend — you don’t have to hang out together, but he needs to know you are “for” him. If put in a corner, your boss knows you would defend her. A Back-Protector — always believe the best. Always. An Integrity-Keeper — you are who you are when no one is looking. Your boss needs you to have great character. An Unbelievable-Spouse and Effective Parent — the strength of your leadership and effectiveness comes from your leadership at home. A Lifelong Learner — read books, study other best practices, learn, learn, learn–then come back and apply it to your organization. An Equipping-Leader…not a Satisfied-Doer — You should be building teams and reproducing teams. Take delight in the success of your team more than your own success!