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A Brief Lesson In Leadership – Audio TidBits Podcast

Pitch in and do what needs done.

Leaders are doers. This is a simple principle but a proactive leader has elevated it to an art form. You can count on a proactive leader to do what needs done and to give his 110%. Lazy is not a term anyone uses when talking about a proactive leader.

What you also need to know is that he expects the same from everyone on his team. Put this in context though. Pitching in does not apply to other people’s work. If it needs done and they are not doing it, you can be certain it will get done, even if he needs to do it himself. At the same time, a proactive leader will take whatever action is necessary to assure such negligence does not recur. Doing what needs done starts with doing what you are expected to do.

Having said that, there is always this and that needing done with no one specifically responsible for doing it. On a proactive leader’s team, it does not have to be said that he will and does pitch in. The same level of responsibility and initiative is the order of the day for everyone else. …