Monday, October 18, 2010
It is easy to understand, Why a leader tends to take responsibility, especially when he has a vision, a frame of the ideals to be achieved. Vision, is what will drive a leader to take a greater role, as well as greater responsibility. Vision can not be achieved if the organization, institution or company that led him not to move forward. This movement, demanding mobility, require greater resources to open a big opportunity. Simultaneously, bring a big challenge, and the risk is higher. A leader, will take responsibility for it.
A leader is likely to take more responsibility, as well as greater risk, because he had to realize his vision. With his vision, he would mobilize his followers to realize the vision. He will muster all skills he has for all of it, organize all available resources, in order to realize the vision. Therefore, a leader who has the vision will never feel worried about the various failures that occurred, as long as he saw it as a learning process towards the realization of vision. Overall, he saw failure and defeat as fluctuations and a graph with a trend that continues to draw close to its destination. Therefore, a leader is never afraid to take responsibility for a failure, moreover, he fled to leave.
The courage of a leader to take the risk, of course is not without consideration. Formally, the level of a leader within an organization is higher than a manager. Therefore, a leader at least understand the managerial aspects, such as planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling an organization and its activities. Without good managerial skills, a leader who has the vision must be supported by a capable manager, so in an effort to realize the vision he moves in a systematic, deliberate and calculating.
This is contrary to a boss. Boss occupy high positions, solely because of formalities that may be achieved with something that is beyond the ability (competence). He seeks to maintain the position, privileges and merits, so he does not like the Change. He will try to defend a state that already exists. He does not need managers who will support him, because he saw them instead as potential threat to his position.
This kind of attitude that causes a boss does not like the responsibility for a failure, especially when the means to account for the failure, the risk or a problem. Responsibility means the weakness of a boss's career, loss of privileges, endangerment of honor, that's why he does not like change even if it means significant progress for the organization. He seeks to defend the status quo. A boss does not have a vision, he just run what has been planned and agreed upon organization. Work plan prepared by managers and staff. He would let it go. When running well, he will be able to perform as good as he wants. When walk choked up, jammed or failed, he simply threw the responsibility to subordinate workers. Boss throwing down responsibilities, and he did not like the responsibility, therefore, he avoids it.