COLUMBUS, Ohio, –
Everyone has a Leadership role. In business and life
there are owners, managers, project leaders and informal
A leader is someone who encourages others to succeed
and move forward so that one day that person
too will become a leader in some form. This is usually
a spouse or significant other, a friend, a boss, a
mentor or someone that has encouraged you along
your career and life path.
Owners are entrepreneurs that are bringing
their ideas to life, working toward their own success
and become their own boss. Many owners do not
have management skills so they seek professional
advice to become a more effective leader and rely on
others to assist with managing their organization.
Managers are mid-level leaders that assist
with managing various aspects of an organization.
Additionally, managers communicate and set objectives
for their personnel and decide what work needs
to be organized, divided, and completed for the team
to meet the organization’s goals. Thirdly, managers
analyze and measure performance but most importantly,
managers assist in developing personnel.
Project leaders lead people through a certain
project and communicate with people the basic information
of the project. The project leader is always
there to answer questions and assist on the
project until the team completes the task.
Informal leaders seem to be in a unique position
not based on formal authority. Informal leaders
can influence other people of their organization because
they are often charismatic, may have an outspoken
nature or have a strong determination. Most
informal leaders have a technical skill or a vital behavior
that they bring to life that others trust and pay
attention to them.
There are many leaders not just in business
but in the household as well. Everyday we have
people making executive life decisions in dividing
up duties for their families, whether a mother, father,
grandparent or child.
With support, encouragement and the right resources
anyone can become a leader, it may just take
a different scenario to bring out that confidence for
that person to take charge of the situation.