How should a leader help people balance their jobs with what they want to be known for?
First, good leaders need to have some sense of organization.
One of the biggest complaints if you've ever done exit interviews, is that oftentimes it's not because they think their boss was evil but they'll say something like they can't get out of their own way.
So organization brings peace and so as a leader, you have a responsibility to create some organization. A sense of organization creates security.
Second, good leaders should be good at communication. Being able to set expectations, being able to let people know, and not be afraid to have hard conversations. There's an adage that a pastor at a church once said which is say what you mean, mean what you say but don't say it mean.
It frames so many meetings. If you start off with you need transparency, you have to say what you mean. If you need honesty, you need to mean what you say but there's no need for you to say it mean. You're just trying to figure this out.
A good leader also has to give people hope and encouragement. Jose believes good leaders know how to be natural encouragers.
These are the things that can be done to be able to balance people's jobs and what they want to be known for. But you have to attack it with intention. You have to be mindful of these things and do them on purpose. Otherwise, you may miss it, even as well-intentioned as you are.