4 things to give up if you want to be a leader

first_imgComplainingBeing a leader means setting a good example for those you’re tasked with managing. That means no matter how often you once aired your grievances with colleagues, the time for complaining is over. Your direct reports want to have confidence that you will steer them toward success. So, no matter how frustrated you are, never forget to maintain your composure.Making excusesA leader is responsible for others and that means it’s time to step up to the plate and take ownership of your actions. No leader is perfect, but an effective manager admits when mistakes are made and shows those they lead that there is always room for growth.Being friendsIt can be a hard transition from being friends with your coworkers to being their leader. Some employees may harbor resentment toward colleagues that are promoted ahead of them. So, it’s time to find that delicate balance between maintaining your friendship and being their superior. You don’t have to totally give up on your personal relationship, but both parties need to understand the dynamic will certainly change.Saying yesWhen your boss asks you to take on a task at work, you usually don’t have a choice in the matter. When you become the boss, you are more in control of what projects you take and decisions that are made. Being a leader means asserting yourself for the betterment of your team, and yourself. Don’t be afraid to say “no” when you don’t agree with what is presented to you. Your team will be grateful that you continue to advocate for their best interest. 80SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

4 Syracuse signees to play in Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center

first_img Published on March 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse fans will get a look at all four of the Orange’s Class of 2015 signees in the Jordan Brand Classic at the Barclays Center on April 17.The event’s website released the official East and West rosters for the All-American game on Tuesday, and five-star SU signee Malachi Richardson will play on the East team. Richardson will also be the first SU signee since 2012 to play in the McDonald’s All-American game.Scout.com’s Evan Daniels reported the rosters for the Jordan Brand Classic regional game, which includes four-star forwards Tyler Lydon and Moustapha Diagne and four-star guard Franklin Howard. Daniels reported that Howard will be on the home team and Lydon and Diagne on the away team.In the All-American game, Richardson will play on the same team as four-star center Thomas Bryant. Bryant — who’s from Rochester, New York, but now plays at Huntington (West Virginia) Prep — has offers from Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana and Kentucky, according to Scout.It’s unclear how Bryant could fit into SU’s roster, which as of now has no scholarships to offer, but there is still reportedly mutual interest between him and the program.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more