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May12
Why Is There So Much Pressure On Leaders?

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It's really interesting the ideas that people have concerning leaders. A lot of responsibility and high expectations are placed on leaders with very little room for error. Everything a leader does and every time he or she does it, it's noticed and critiqued.

 

I remember when I was a Branch Manager for the Olsten Corporation at their local offices here in Alabama. I had just taken over the position as Manager and within the first week, I was expected to grow sales and undo everything the previous manager had done. The other thing that was so unbelievably comical was that I was expected to do these added responsibilities with no increase in pay.

 

Now I understand that in order to be a leader, and an effective one, we must also be willing to donate our time and efforts to ensure a job well done and a level of measured success. But just how far should a leader extend themselves to ensure this job well done? How realistic should these expectations be?

 

 

 

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Hello,

Its really an interesting article.I would like to add one sentence " A Leader should know how to manage Failure"

Hello,

Its really an interesting article.I would like to add one sentence " A Leader should know how to manage Failure"

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