Monday, October 7, 2013

Dare to Dream, Live to Lead! – Do you have what it takes to be a Leader!

Dare to Dream, Live to Lead! – Do you have what it takes to be a Leader!

Leaders! A good leader is the one who is influential enough to get others to follow them willingly. They have a vision; they have a dream and the passion to pursue it. They have analytical skills, a decision-making ability and a go-getter attitude. They dream big and have the grit to bring it into reality. They possess virtues like integrity, dedication, fairness and an open mind to greet new ideas and innovate.

Are all managers’ good leaders and teachers?

This question brings us to the concept of corporate leadership that highlights the role of effective leadership in the growth and success of an organization. Managers need to possess leadership skills like planning, organizing, delegating and effective communication. 

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right thing. But when the line between the two blurs, managers become excellent leaders and leaders become effective managers.

Be it a small firm of fewer than twenty employees, a multinational company of a thousand professionals or a country of millions, all is organizations. And leadership has a big role to play in directing an organization's resources on the path of progress and to the safety of workers.
Effective leaders are those who have the ability to listen, think, foresee, understand and interpret the Health and Safety Act. An effective leader, grows the organization not only through increased productivity and increased bottom line but through safe work practices that they illicit in their day to day activities and through a thorough understanding of the responsibilities of everyone in the workplace – your internal responsibility system or IRS.

The new Health and Safety law requires all leaders such as managers and supervisors to be trained so that they fully understand the Occupational Health and Safety Act and their responsibilities by the beginning of 2014.  It is recommended in addition to Health and Safety Training for Supervisors and Managers that they also be trained in Cert 1 (basic Health and Safety) and Cert 2 (company specific) so that they better understand the Health and Safety Committee and/or Health and Safety Representative(s) responsibilities. For the full write-up on this law visit Health and Safety Ontario web site.

Article by Jean Ridout, Operations Manager, Beyond Rewards

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