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For many people, the idea of ​​being at the forefront, of leading a project, a work team or a particular group, becomes one of their main objectives and will work for that, regardless of the implications that this represents.


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Many of those who at some time crave a leadership position, sometimes do not understand the responsibility implied in their claims and end up frustrated with innumerable failures in plans and projects that are not successful due to the inability of a leader who is not clear on how to handle the group, to get the best performance from it.

There are some principles and characteristics that we should know about leadership, in order to better understand and have a good performance at the time we have the responsibility of leading a project, group or work team.

Extreme Leadership

There are different types of leadership, applied in various areas of life, from paternal leadership in the family, business, sports, institutional etc., which have different applications depending on the environment and the requirements of the group.

Extreme leadership is exercised in difficult situations, where physical integrity is put at risk, when unexpected events arise or when there is a military or rescue mission, in catastrophic events or war scenarios.

However, there are principles applicable in any scenario, any group, regardless of the objective pursued by that group. The extreme leader or extreme leadership like any other presents particular characteristics and here I share some of the most important:

Responsibility.

The first characteristic that an extreme leader must have is RESPONSIBILITY.

"Absolutely everything that happens to a team and its results are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the leader"

Although it is very difficult to digest this statement, the leader must take responsibility for the group's failures. It is very common to see, when a project fails or when things do not go the way we plan, to group leaders or members, to seek to blame others, to find guilty of the failure of the project.

A genuine leader is not only responsible for his actions, but also for the actions of the group he is in charge of, if the team is not fulfilling his functions, it is because the leader has failed to find the best performance of the group or not has been able to communicate or transmit the information well. The safety of the group depends on their decisions and their performance.


Humility.

In second place is HUMILITY, the true leader must take responsibility for the failures of the group, but the successes obtained should never be credited as if they were theirs, or boast about them, the leader must be in the ability to highlight teamwork and give Credit to all group members for the contribution of each.

Arrogance and the desire to be recognized are factors that go against the group, we cannot be selfish and pretend that we are more important than the other members of the group, even when I am the leader and have outstanding qualities to the rest of the team.

When the leader is able to recognize and highlight everyone's work, this will become a source of encouragement and will result in better group performance in future challenges. There are no bad teams, but poor leaders.


Communication.

As a third characteristic we find the COMMUNICATION, the leader must explain well why an order, the group must know why a particular order is being given, this makes each action make sense, since it understands why they should execute some action.

If the group or leader is not clear about what motivates an action, an order that they have to execute, this will generate doubts and questions to solve what will put the group's mission at risk They have no clear objective.


Conclusion.

To conclude, it is necessary to be clear that leadership is not something simple, some people may think that being a leader of a group is an easy task, motivated mainly by ignorance about the issue of leadership and when they face the reality of the implications of leadership, discover through failure that simply leadership is not made for them.

However, we must also recognize that there are leaderships that are forged in practice, that learn from failures and then find the path to success, there are also cases where the person discovers his leadership by chance when he finds himself in some extreme situation, where Through that situation the leader ends up discovering qualities that were hidden and that he had never exercised.

In either case, leadership requires a lot of effort, sacrifice and a physical and mental strength that develops in practice.

Let me know your opinion about this issue, Are you in a leadership position? Do you work with a good leader? What kind of leadership would you like to exercise? I want you to share your experience with us and join the conversation about leadership, any opinion, suggestion or correction will be welcome.


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Greetings @creativeblue, I really liked your post and it leaves me thinking a little bit about being a leader and everything that goes with it.

Now that I think maybe I am a kind of leader or similar in my student environment, since my classmates at the time of doing some teamwork turn to me or usually give me the freedom to be the person who dictates that ways are going to be used to get to the task.

Again very good I charm, as always I do not leave without thanking you for reading my comment and wish you a happy day, evening or night.✌️

Dear @creativeblue

Being a leader is not easy, you should know very well the potentialities and possible weaknesses of the team you serve.

Being a leader is being able to know what your chances as a leader are and being able to be in the shoes of your teammates.
In this way you can know who you can delegate some function to the best of your ability and put together the tasks you are going to delegate.

Knowing how to make very difficult decisions in situations of extreme having good information about everything you are about to undertake.

Be a good guide but you must also have good communication with your teammates, and be very clear that you are the same as them only with more responsibility.

many confuse being boss with being a leader and that is not the same.

I am currently head of the university's Nomina department, I don't know if it's wrong that I call myself Lider I think it would be very conceited of me.

However, I can measure the performance of the payroll team on a monthly basis, since the margin of error is always zero, this means that we are doing our job well in spite of all the difficulties with which we do it.

I am always congratulating my team for their noble work.

Greetings from Venezuela a country that fights for its freedom.

Hi @lanzjoseg.

Being a leader is being able to know what your chances as a leader are and being able to be in the shoes of your teammates.

Right friend, empathy, knowing our reach and limitations very well, finding the strengths of the group and each member in particular, this will make our path to success more effective.

However, I can measure the performance of the payroll team on a monthly basis, since the margin of error is always zero, this means that we are doing our job well in spite of all the difficulties with which we do it.

Congratulations to you and your group, they do a great job, it is not easy to be able to lead a group and do successful tasks always, besides maintaining that consistency requires a great effort, it also implies a huge responsibility.

excellent comment @lanzjoseg

@creativeblue, If someone wants to become a leader most importantly they should have two Qualities and those are Dynamic and Responsible. For example, if someone is leading the team then every consequence had to lead by the leader, but in reality we see more blame games than true leadership and responsibility. Stay blessed.

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Hi @chireerocks, thanks for your comment.

For example, if someone is leading the team then every consequence had to lead by the leader, but in reality we see more blame games than true leadership and responsibility.

Certainly, when you fail or the group is not successful in any project, you always tend to look guilty, hence the maturity and preparation of a true leader who drinks being able to take responsibility, revive the group and continue the work .

Welcome and for sure Leadership is not a joke. Have a great time ahead and stay blessed.

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I think that in the matter of extreme leadership there is a certain tinge of immaturity and a hunger for recognition quite childish, perhaps for this reason it is that the person who does it is not able to notice it and when someone else points it out it can explode, because later everything is usually quite poor to control their emotions and the idea of rejection of their "leadership" can be frightening.

Hi @pedrobrito2004

because later everything is usually quite poor to control their emotions and the idea of rejection of their "leadership" can be frightening.

Friend, that is why one of the fundamental characteristics is humility, the leader must always be willing to highlight the group or even other members above it, this is something that is not easy due to our selfish nature, however, A leader must be prepared for this.

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