It’s Guest Post Monday!!! This post is from Marc Millan who is a worship pastor and fellow blogger. Make sure to check out his blog Here. You can also connected with him on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like to have a post featured on my site then click here.
The moment a person passes over from just contributing or playing a role to taking ownership, that is when you know you have another leader on your team.
Let’s all be reminded, of all the wonderful things we’d like to do as leaders, our first and highest effective strategy is raising up other leaders. Once we abandon that, we easily slip back into a management role where everyone is coming back to you for direction and we all know this is how bottleneck’s get created.
So, I want to share with you four major benefits of making leaders “owners” because I believe that it is the spark of real, effective leadership.
Responsibility - This gives the person a sense of value and it also allows them to feel the weight of what is going on beyond their functional role.
Effectiveness – A solid leader knows how to manage their time well, they understand what is priority and what isn’t. They work their list so that their list doesn’t end up working them to death.
Follow through- A solid leader see’s something all the way through, not just the beginning of it, but see’s it through to the end, even if they hand it off, they are clear to make sure it get’s done and they are informed of it’s finality, leaving no lose ends or unresolved issues.
Planning. The best leaders I know take time to think, they leave room to see things and reflect on things, after all, how can you ever create a great strategy if you are only putting out fires. Take time to set up some margin and plan accordingly so that you can see most corners before you are already turning on them.
Responsibility. Effectiveness. Follow through. Planning- Four major benefits of making leaders, owners. Stop renting space to the leaders around you, give them the chance to be owners.
Question: Can you add to Marc’s list? How do you personally give ownership to others?