MANAGEMENT 102: Being A Good Leader
Management positions include an ongoing laundry list of tedious, repetitive tasks, but more importantly, a manager’s biggest responsibility is to lead. Delegating some of these tasks is a great way to show your team that you believe in their competence, but it is also effective for setting the example for how you expect your membership to interact with each other.
More ideas on motivating your membership: Management 101: Motivating Volunteer EMTs
Many managers earned their rank because of their technical expertise in a specific area, and while it is important to exhibit your knowledge and experience, it is crucial that managers set the tone for the organization. This includes behavior, attire, trust, involvement, commitment, confidence, and setting clear expectations.
The Golden Rule of Good Management - Lead By Example.
In conclusion, the strength of a leader lies in the strength of the membership. Invest in, respect, and value your members before you expect those things in return. When the organization wins, you win, and when an individual is rewarded, you can be satisfied that you helped them achieve that accomplishment. A competent organization is a manager’s best reward.