The topic of leadership effectiveness is of special interest, and the discussion keeps returning to the question of what makes a person an effective leader (Yukl, 1998). Leadership can be considered as a function of character and for leadership to be successful, character needs to be prominent as well. There are two different behavioral theories for leadership, which are the transformational behavior leadership and the transactional behavior leadership. Transformational leaders influence followers to go beyond simple self-interests, and they have the ability to inspire and motivate followers to achieve results greater than originally planned, and for internal
Introduction There are many different leadership models, styles, and theories that leaders utilize as they lead their subordinates, peers, managers, and organizations. Most leaders have one style where they are more proficient or that they prefer. This paper will discuss a variety of topics including: the leadership style I personally prefer; my best leadership traits and those that need improvement; the leadership approach I prefer as a follower; the leadership model or theory that I utilize in influencing others; my assessment of current leadership and motivational skills and my plan of action to improve them; and an explanation of the steps I will follow to complete my self-improvement goals. Personal Leadership Style The leadership
Greenleaf (2008) states, “The servant always accepts and empathizes, never rejects. The servant as a leader always empathizes, always accepts the person but sometimes refuses to accept some of the person’s effort or performances as good enough.” As a future leader, I feel attached to this principle, I have always believed that a leader should always look for the best in people. To accept people and to recognizing each person for their special talents and capacities is a must. I think that by refusing to accept certain behavior and performances is part of a growing process, as a leader, you are wanting them to become the best that they can be. Helping see a better version of themselves and hopefully inspiring them to become servant leaders for a greater
AIM To address learning across Effective Leadership and Management and Team Effectiveness. INTRODUCTION The objective of this assignment is to unpack the key differences between leadership and management. While doing that, I will also be deliberating on my own environment as well as personal leadership with a particular focus on specifically where I can develop further to enhance an even stronger and effective team that will achieve high performance results. In any organisation, the aim of good management is to provide a service in an appropriate, efficient, unbiased and sustainable manner. This can only be achieved when key resources i.e.
This enables them to understand each other and build a better relationship since the team members are neurotic. However, there are always two sides to a story and therefore having too much communication might create insecurities or conflicts. There is still a probability that they might not speak up and are afraid to truly express their thoughts and feelings. Manager should include all the team members when setting goals and making decisions. Expectations for team’s performance must be clearly stated, conveyed and understood by the team members.
People trust their leader because the leader keeps on not give up. They also trust their leader because the leader brainwashes them into thinking that everything is alright even though there could be very
To many, leaders are not born, but made. It is increasingly accepted, however, that in order to be a good leader, one must have the experience, knowledge, commitment, patience, and most importantly the skill to negotiate and work with others to achieve goals. Good leaders are thus made, not born. Good leadership is developed through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and the accumulation of relevant experience (Bass & Bass, 2009). The basis of a good leadership is strong character and selfless devotion to an organization; from the perspective of employees, leadership is comprised of everything a leader does that affects the achievement of objectives and the well-being of employees and the organization.
Leadership has been defined in a variety of ways, there are multiple authors and theorists who have tried to define and understand leadership, all leading to varying theories and conclusions, but one thing that is universally understood is the importance of effective leadership and how someone with good leadership skills can impact so many people around them. (Kakabadse and Kakabadse, 1999; Yukl, 2002; Northouse,2013) The main components that have been identified to play a role in leadership are relations between leader and subordinates, interaction form between leader and followers, the influence that the leader has, the way in which the leader behaves and finally a leader’s traits. (Yukl, 2002) These elements that make up a leader, are then used as building blocks to identify the way in which each specific leader deals with its followers. Critical Review of Leadership Theories There have been a variety of theorists who have tried to understand how good leaders acquire their skills and whether the components which make up a successful leader are hereditary or learned. Many Studies have been made using twins to identify that about forty percent of differences in personality are hereditary.
People trust their leader because the leader keeps on not give up. They also trust their leader because the leader brainwashes them into thinking that everything is alright even though there could be very bad situations going on and no one knows because the followers trust their leaders so much that they don't know anything else that is going on, that is what happened it The Wave, and that is why people are too lazy to take care of themselves. The people also trust their leader because they want to have a leader, that is why they are naturally inclined to look for one.
The Personal Leadership Development Plan modules have given me an understanding of the various qualities that make up an effective leader. I have learned what type of leader I am and what I need to do to become the best I can. Additionally, I have been able to identify my weak areas. I believe I am a team leader with some transformational leader qualities, and I need to work on active listening, intellectual stimulation, informational power, and feedback. I realize the importance of our mission but also value relationships.
There are different sources where power can come from. It can come from the position a leader holds, power from past experiences or memories, respect from admiration of others, through rewarding followers, and also through punishments or criticism. Some amount of power will always be there when you are a leader but it is necessary to keep it in check and not abuse it. When a leader abuses power it can be destructive to them as not only a leader but also as a person. To maintain a level head when granted power a leader must have understanding and use it as often as they use their power.
Furthermore, an exceptional leader can transform the lives of those under their guidance. According to Northouse, leadership is “a process by whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” Though some are born with traits that make them inclined to be leaders (trait-theory of leadership), including intelligence, self-confidence, determination,