Importance Of Organisational Leadership

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Introduction The purpose of this paper is to interrogate the subject of organisational leadership by addressing critical questions aimed at focusing and refining the broad statement of purpose. The desired outcome is the accurate identification of the most common organisation leadership failures, and to gain a realistic understanding of the measures taken by both local and global corporations to avoid them from occurring internally. Problem Statement To define the most common organisation leadership failures and to determine ways in which these can be prevented from occurring within Comair Limited with consideration of what corporate governance legislation exists to deal with this, and balancing the risk with the potential costs and bureaucracy.…show more content…
We progress to identify which of Comair Limited’s bottom line principles are common culprits in the demise of major corporations, previously positioned at the helm of glory. Comair Limited’s bottom line principles include: Arrogance, negative attitudes, bureaucracy, bad planning, reputation management, dropping standards, dishonesty, inflexibility, lack of compliance, accepting mediocrity, broken communication, back stabbing and gossip, not enough of the right resources and favouritism. We also took into consideration environmental situational determinants of leader behaviour; being political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental influences on decision making. An integrated paper will present the successes and failures/ strengths and developmental areas of varying leadership styles or approaches with the purpose of identifying theories and insights that will be of value to the leadership of Comair Limited. The aim is to highlight the importance of adopting efficient leadership practices for organisational effectiveness and the actualisation of predetermined…show more content…
2. Ineffective/ Poor Leadership Traits Ineffective leadership, as defined by our sample groups, is the inability to render profitable results. The primary objective of any organisation is to increase the bottom line. Ineffective leaders possess the following common traits: a. They fail to acquire and retain talent, which impedes overall performance b. They fail to put contingency plans in place c. They are not accountable for their actions (passing the buck) d. They do not learn from their mistakes, often repeating the same mistakes e. They present the efforts of the team as their own hard work f. They are inconsistent g. They do not react well to change (inflexible) h. They are stubborn often jumping to conclusions i. Low EQ j. They are unable to translate strategy and vision into day to day work Ineffective leadership exists when there is no real idea of the company’s winning aspirations, and no clear understanding of the company’s positioning. Without this, a company cannot assess its needs and cannot recognise the capabilities required to succeed. It is the role of an effective leader to clarify purpose and ignite

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