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:
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)
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.