Be a Leader; Go Above and Beyond
Leadership is in the Details
A lot of times when people think of leadership, they think of a CEO in an office giving orders. Someone that’s a higher up, leading a company, but not really in touch with the rest of the company. That’s a leader, but not a very good one. In fact, with leaders that are barking orders, there is often resentment the further from the leadership that you get.
Leaders, on the other hand, are heavily involved with the details. A good leader understands the company or organization. He or she knows exactly what the needs of everyone else are. And they go above and beyond what is normally required.
The Traits of a Leader
Recently body builder Kai Greene Posted a little tidbit about leadership on his Facebook page. It read:
Leaders Prepare Properly
Leaders Inspire Others
Leaders Don’t Make Excuses
Leaders Lend A Helping Hand
Leaders Work in the Trenches
Leaders Ask the Right Questions
Leaders Give Credit
Leaders Say We
Leaders Fix What is Broken
Leaders Generate Enthusiasm
Leaders say LET’S WORK
Great information and great little tidbits on what true leadership is all about. But for those who are striving for leadership, those that are just growing their influence, what do they do? How does this look? Here’s something that everyone can, and should, put into practice.
Go Above and Beyond
Those who have children have probably spent a significant amount of time at the park. Most city parks are fairly well maintained, and they’re kept reasonably clean. But inconsiderate park goers will inevitably leave trash behind, cluttering it up for the rest of those seeking to enjoy an afternoon at the playground.
If you want to put into practice the traits outlined above, then take it upon yourself to pick up at least some of that trash. Walk around, gather it up, and put it in the garbage can that is most likely not far away. But you say, “Hey, there are people who are paid to pick up that trash, it’s not my job!” I say, “It is my job because I deserve a nice place to live.”
Let’s take a step further. How many of us blow or rake our leaves into the street? The city doesn’t pick up leaves in Billings anymore. So we’re really just getting them off our property and now they’re someone else’s problem.
But what if you took just 10 minutes per week, and went above and beyond? We all have 10 minutes that we can dedicate to making our city a better place. If all 100,000 residents (give or take) dedicated 10 minutes to keeping their area beautiful, it would be as though there were 416 additional full time workers on staff. How much work could 416 employees get done?
Don’t wait for a law to be passed, resources spent, and work hired. Start with you. Go above and beyond to make your space beautiful.
Big Sky Collision Center Trains Leaders
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, our goal is to train everyone who works here to be a leader. By doing so, we are able to become the best auto repair shop in Billings.