We expect effective leaders to keep the team aligned with the larger mission and goals of the organization. The great ones find collaborative ways to developing employees’ strengths and talents while achieving those goals. Not telling, selling, and hoping it’s gelling because you’re the boss.
Sometimes plans and decisions get so involved that someone has to step in to remind everyone why we are here and who we are serving. It takes an advocate to put guard rails around professional discussions to avoid getting off track, AND the best ones ask questions that helps the team adapt their approach to ensure the stakeholders are well served.
These situations are seen as teachable moments to build leadership talents in the team
Life is a team sport. Help your team stay on mission AND improve their craft.