Fulfillment – Leaders Complete Work

I have now been working about 6 hours today.  I wish I could say it is for enjoyment, but rather I am trying to fulfill a work commitment.  Sometimes it takes extra effort, persevering through frustration, or just time to complete.  Fulfillment is that finality of completion, the realization of a achieving a goal, or getting to the end.  Leaders take fulfillment very seriously, both for themselves and their subordinates.  In order to complete work, here are two key leadership behaviors:

Delegation

One of the most effective ways that work gets accomplished is through delegation.  This is the way for a leader to scale their output and work.

  • Jesus delegated spreading the Gospel to his followers (Matthew 10:5-16)
  • Paul entrusts those that hear the Gospel to teach others (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Moses used delegation for passing judgement so that he could spend time to others (Exodus 18:13-26)

Decision Making

When leaders are truly committed to fulfilling goals, projects, or solving problems, they aren’t afraid to make or withhold a decision.

  • Leaders make decisions to move things forward, but not at the expense of compromising values or principles
  • Leaders withhold decisions to allow buy-in for others who will do the majority of the work
  • Leaders make decisions where they shoulder the burden, relieving pressure on others getting the work done.

Fulfillment is about completing work.  I like this word, because it speaks to the finality and fullness of a job well done.  Leaders respect and honor fulfillment from others and expect it of themselves.

 

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