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Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be officially in a leadership position to be a leader in your office or organization. You can be a leader who advocates for change, the person who decides to stand up for what’s right. However, when you get into this position, it’s absolutely essential that you understand the tenets of being a leader. This is where the BEs of leadership come into play.

BE of service

The team that you’re in charge of, either officially or unofficially, is going to be in need of guidance, whether that’s spoken or physical guidance. The help that you give to the people you’re leading will help them gain the information they need to be able to be successful in their tasks. If they don’t need a helping hand, they may need some form of encouragement to help push them to be successful. 

Being of service means that you have a baseline of kindness and an aptitude for mentorship, being able to guide, direct, and remove obstacles. However, this doesn’t mean that you do the work for them; this means that you give them the tools necessary for them to succeed. 

BE a guardian

Company culture is one of the most important parts of being a successful leader. The culture of your company should be fair and cooperative rather than underhanded and egotistical. As the leader of your group of employees or your company as a whole, you play an integral role in how the culture is cultivated, acting as a sort of guardian of your company’s culture and the values you hold. 

BE generous

This goes back to the sort of mentorship role you’ll adopt as a leader in this company. As a leader, you can help train others, give them guidance and help them succeed. By giving parts of yourself, your time, and your experience to the people who need it most, you’ll help them immensely in the long run. 

However, your generosity doesn’t have to end there. There are a number of other things that you can do to help out your community as a whole, be it philanthropy or volunteering. Helping others can help you become a better leader, as well as a person. 

BE diligent

As a leader, the decisions that you make have a direct impact on the people around you. Being diligent means understanding that importance as well as working to preserve the rights of the people that you work with. Above all, this means that you should be responsible for the authority that you have.