Everyone in general should always be honest. If people around you know you are honest, they will trust you much more. If you are honest you are letting people know you are people know that you open to listen to what they have to say. According to Ronald E. Riggio “Bring a positive role model also being an ethical and responsible leader- doing the right thing and having a good character” (Riggio). For example if company of workers know their boss is a honest person, it will help the employees grow into better people.
The leadership theory I would like to reflect on is servant leadership theory. Northhouse (2013) servant leadership theory reflects on similar characteristics as authentic leadership. Northhouse (2013) discussed how empowering and ethical servant leaders are with their associates. The characteristics of servant leadership that is similar to authentic leadership would be conceptualization, building community, healing and empathy. As for the characteristics of the authentic leadership approach, it is listed as establishing trusting relationships with others, understanding the purpose, having strong values in doing the right thing (ethically) and being enthusiastic about their assignment (Northhouse, 2013).
What does it mean to be a “good leader?” Leadership is easily defined: it is “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improve organization.” However, a good leader is not so simple to put into words. In my opinion, a good, effective leader is someone who is competent in their job, intelligent, compassionate, has sound judgement and good morals, and is empathetic. They are not afraid to step up and take charge of a situation but are also willing to listen to others and be open to new ideas. No one can know everything, and a good leader should be able to ask others for help when they need it. They are always looking for improvement within themselves and those
Considering the primary qualities of a leader, self-reliance is the key characteristic. A high and adequate level of self-esteem of leaders in combination with self-confidence helps them in necessary cases to take risks and to increase productivity and effectiveness in critical situations. In addition, self-reliance allows the leader to expand the limits of abilities and acquire new life experience. The next principal quality is the ability to create a team of followers and like-minded people (Hossain, 2015). This quality determines the success of becoming an individual in the role of a leader.
Joan’s main focus is to produce movement and constructive change through processes such as establishing direction through visioning, aligning people, motivating and inspiring. Leaders are born, not made. A leader is someone who values the goal over any unpleasantness the work it takes to get there may bring. A leader has strong communication skills and the ability to amass a team of people toward a common goal in a way that the entire team is motivated and works effectively to get there as a team. A leader earns the trust and respect of his team by demonstrating positive work qualities and confidence, then fostering an environment that proliferates these values through the team.
Leader is a controller in a group. He needs to communicate with the other group members and lead them to achieve the goal. A good leader knows how to talk clearly to lead and guide the team to different steps. Moreover, he ought to know how to use appropriate languages to solve the problems and argues in the group. Good communication competence can improves the rapprochement in a team and easier to reach the goals.
This is because he can be described to be loyal, sets goals, plan a strategy to achieve success and also he stayed committed until he can accomplish his objectives and desire. Buffet is a good leader when he shows empathizes towards his employees. He has a firm stand that he will only critique one’s performance and not the person as a whole. This type of leadership style needs to focus more on the communication among the employer and employees, mutual trust as well as interpersonal respect. Thus, interaction and collaboration can easier been made.
These categories are known as ‘the four I’s’. Idealised influence is a dimension in which the leader gains an admiration from his subordinates. These leaders usually possess particular traits such as high self-confidence, determination and are also extremely competent (Bass & Avolio, 1998). Inspirational motivation is the leader’s ability to inspire and motivate his subordinates through giving meaning and goals towards a task. Thus enabling the subordinates to become committed to the task as well as to influence them to share the leader’s vision (Bass, 1997).
The use of my leadership skills will greatly affect my ability to clearly and concisely convey my points and opinions to coworkers and colleagues in the workforce and in everyday life. Also, my leadership skills will help to further build my confidence in sharing my own ideas and opinions with the other people around me. At the same time, having good communication skills will help me to become a better listener. A good leader knows that one of the most important facets of effective communication is being able to clearly present your ideas, but then also being able to step back and observe and listen to what others have to say. Having good leadership skills and using those to my ability will help me to receive feedback with a positive mindset and then use it to further motivate me in either the workforce or my own personal
There are many traits that are needed to be applied when being a leader. Traits including confidence, courage, positivity, and many more are needed in order to be considered a good leader. A leader also needs to spread a positive message to people. They need to be someone who can be responsible and trusted by a large group of people. This generation and generations to come, learn from the previous leaders, as to not make their mistakes.