There are leaders all around which one might not recognize. A leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. This could be parents, teachers, or the president of a country. Leaders can be great or awful, but do people have to be either good or bad leader to be effective? This leads to an important question--what makes an effective leader? An effective leader has to have firm control over who they are leading, sometimes through the use of fear or confusing language, or even through repetition of specific words and empathy, as seen in the novel 1984 and the speech “Four Freedoms”.
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” This quote is said by Peter Drucker. The more effort leaders put in the more effort they are going to get out from the people they are leading. The leader might be dis-liked, but being liked isn’t in the job description. Being a leader might not be that hard, but just because they are a leader doesn’t mean they are good.
There are many characteristics that help to define a strong leader; some attributes may include being trustworthy, honest, or intelligent in multiple areas of study. History has shown that there were people who filled leadership positions because they were able to possess said characteristics. Additionally, for a leader to be strong and worthy of upholding those who follow them, one must be fully certain of their beliefs and opinions, not weary and willing to flip-flop their stance on an issue.
Follow the leader, a.k.a. do what the first person does and don’t do it wrong or you are out. This becomes burnt into children’s minds as what they think leadership is and has become what many people think it must be. Contrarily, a flourishing leader is one who listens. Who takes all member’s ideas into consideration, makes sure all are heard, and keeps a group in order while still taking into account what the group wants. Yet there are also bad leaders on the spectrum. These poor leaders could abuse their powers, no matter how little control they actually have. After the project’s completion, groups with these adamant, sometimes control freak leaders will likely find their ideas to be less developed than that of a group with a more attentive
According to King’s College, leadership skills can be developed and learned by all. This may not, however, make an effective leader. An effective leader demands respect, is well liked by the people he is leading, and has a vision or purpose for his group.
Being a leader is the ability to motivate and inspire. Like, Odysseus who traveled for 20 years after the Trojan War and tries to return to Ithaca while facing many challenges. Also, like Martin Luther King Jr who gave powerful protests and speeches to persuade and express his ideas to his followers. These two leaders show many qualities that make a good leader. Leadership qualities such as wisdom, self-control, and bravery support a good leader.
There are leaders all around you and you probably did not even know it. A leader is a person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country. This could be parents, teachers, or the president of a country. Leaders can be good or bad, but do people have to be either a good or bad leader to be effective? This leads to an important question--what makes an effective leader? An effective leader has to have firm control over who they are leading, sometimes through the use of fear or confusing language, or even through repetition of specific words and empathy, as seen in the novel 1984 and the speech “Four Freedoms”.
Mahat 1 Nisha Mahat GC Govt 2305 April 28, 2017 Interest Group Interest Groups are the group which acts for the benefit of their group by collecting everyone views in a group. It does the planning and implements those plans to achieve their goal of the group. And to be heard
Week two talks about leadership qualities. Leadership is how an individual influences another individual or groups to achieve a common purpose. For a leader to achieve its set purpose or vision towards individual, organization, or a group, influence is the aim. Influence, therefore is the ability to direct or indirect manipulation to get others to act or respond in accordance to a leader’s want or desires. When a leader leads, the leader will often times have the people he or she is leading conform to his or her ways of doing things or at least agrees with the leader, which in this case regard as being obedience. The scopes of influence from a leader, which, leads to obedience, are character, charisma, commitment, communication, vision, teachability, Servanthood, self discipline, security, responsibility, relationship, problem solving, positive altitude, passion, listening, initiative, generosity, focus, discernment, courage, and competence (Maxwell, 1999).
What is leadership? Leadership is defined as the power or ability to lead other people. What is a leader? A leader is a person whom other people follow in order to reach their desired goal. How have I been a leader to others? Sometimes I find it hard to take the leadership roles that I am offered. The thing is I’m afraid of failing, but then again who isn’t. Most people would not describe me as a leader, but I try lead in my own way.
In developing this paper on leadership, I examined what was most important to me as a leader. As I reflected on my leadership philosophy, I thought about my experiences and the principals that I have learned through my own self-discovery and the observation of other leaders that I have had throughout my life. My leadership philosophy paper will focus on what leadership is to me, core values, and knowledge of others.
The purpose of this essay is to explain how leadership behaviour may influence group dynamics in organisations. Leadership behaviour is the behaviour; a leader exhibits (Malik, Aziz and Hassan, 2014) and according to (Malik, Aziz and Hassan, 2014) (House et al, 2002) leadership means an ability to influence, motivate and enable others in a way that they contribute towards the efficiency and accomplishment of the mission and goals of organisations which have employed them.
The 'Adult' analyses data and interactions and then decides what action or reaction to take to appropriately transact with other people and in order to change our Parent or Child we must do so through our Adult (Berne, 1964). Berne (1964) describes the behaviour of the adult sa being attentive, interested, straight-forward asking questions such as why, what, how, who, where and when, how much, in what way and making comparative expressions and reasoned statements.
Howard Schultz is the American businessman, chairman and executive director of one of the largest network of café - Starbucks. According to many experts and business publications, the company's success in the industry is caused by the style of Schultz leadership. He founded the company in which employees are valued and respected, regardless of origin, skin color and level of education.
Nice discussion post this week! You start off with a great definition of what leadership is. To me, it is hard to define what leadership is, especially in one sentence, but I agree with you that leadership is the action of leading others or an organization. I feel like it is when someone steps up and goes into the unknown as well. It is also important to mention that it is never just one single person. To be a successful leader I also agree that one needs to have certain characteristic and skills. A leader needs to be able to simple lead, as you have stated. They need to direct and guide people to fulfill shared goals. Communication is also another huge skill. A leader needs to be able to clearly communicate, build relationships, motivate others, inspire others, and be a role model to create a positive work environment and culture that will accept change and innovation in the company. Leaders also need to show everyone how to behave, and they need to be honest, show appreciation, and work towards a bright future. If a leader is not effective the whole company can fall apart. Leadership is all about the relationship between those that aim and strive to lead and those who select and follow them and work together on shared goals. I agree that poor leadership can also lead to poor customer satisfaction and also decrease profits. Being an exemplary leader does make a difference, so all of the characteristics, skills, and more you have mentioned are very important. People do not