How many times you get frustrated of performing your responsibilities at the middle management and not reaching the top leadership positions … how many times you stopped doing what you are supposed to be responsible for just because you fed up doing jobs that are far behind the influential one. If you will say you have not thought that for a single second, you are a liar! … Infect we all react in such a way at least once in our lives. A perception that you cannot lead without being at the top is only a dilemma and nothing else. It is always been useless to wait for the suitable time to lead but one can lead and influence others around him without at the top positions.
You can fulfill your responsibilities from where you are in an organization and can lead you leaders effectively. However, this will need some strategies to be made in advance and some plans to be executed for leading your leaders, your peers and your subordinates. Here in few lines we will give you some guidelines for that crucial moment when you feel a withdrawal of your intentions for leading from the middle without being at the top:
1. Never feel low, and do not wait for the best position and time to lead. Believe me, it will never come; start today.
2. Practice your leadership style today; you cannot be in control on fast lane if you have not practiced the driving at fast pace.
3. Never assume the top positions as positions of luxury and peace but they are infact pressure points where a slight variation could result in potential damages.
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4. You can reach at the top of your potentials without acquiring prominent positions. Start just where you are and influence all from there.
5. Never ever, quit for reasons as if you are not the top person. Always serve your best, as all types of strengths are required from reaching the destinations.
Above five characteristics belong to the good middle leadership and beside that, the responsibility counts a lot therefore, being responsible is a huge part of being an effective leader. You are a leader, and responsibility comes with the territory. You are responsible for certain tasks, supervision, and being an example. You need to be authoritative enough to keep your leaders, peers and subordinates in line. As a responsible and authoritative leader, you need to set boundaries that show there is a line between you being a middle leader and the people around you.
Always remember, there is nothing more damaging to organizational culture than a cranky leader. If you complain the entire time, your subordinates will start to associate negative traits with the leadership and the organization as a whole. Even in the worst of times, you need to be able to put on a calm face. Keep your focus on the good in every situation. Yes, it is hard sometimes, but as a middle leader, you need to keep your focused in the right direction.