Friday, March 30, 2007

Leadership User Guide

Leadership has becoming more and more important due to the globalization and its effect on the effective workforce in market.

Who is a leader?

A leader is someone who makes things happen by:

* Knowing the objectives and having a plan to achieve them.
* Building a team committed to achieving the objectives.
* Helping each member to give his best effort.

A leader must demonstrate two active traits: expertise and empathy. Also he takes active roles in remaking the environment in productive ways.

What is Leadership?

Leadership involves cooperation and collaboration activities that can occur only in a conductive context. It is the art of influencing a body of people to follow a certain course of action; the art of controlling them, directing them and getting the best out of them. A major part of leadership is man-management.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

There is a different between Management and Leadership.

Leadership Vs Management













Doing the right things

Do things right

Is the ladder against the right wall??

Climbing the ladder fast.

Leadership styles.

Creation of resonance can be done in six ways, leading to Six Leadership Styles. Typically, the most effective leaders can act according to and they can even skillfully switch between the various styles, depending on the situation.(According to Daniel Goleman).

Visionary Leadership

(Transformational Leadership)

Coaching Style

Affiliative Leadership


Democratic Leadership

Pacesetting Leadership

(task oriented)

Commanding Leadership

How style builds resonance

He moves people towards shared dreams.

Connects what a person wants; with the organization's goals.

Creates harmony by connecting people to each other.

Appreciates people's input and gets commitment through participation.

Realizes challenging and exciting goals.

He decreases fear by giving clear direction in an emergency.

The impact of the style on the (business) climate

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When style is appropriate

When changes require a new vision. Or when a clear direction is needed. Radical change.

To help competent, motivated employees to improve performance by building long-term capabilities.

To heal rifts in a team. To motivate during stressful times. Or to strengthen connections.

To build support or consensus. Or to get valuable input from employees.

To get high-quality results from a motivated and competent team. Sales.

In a grave crisis. Or with problem employees. To start an urgent organizational turnaround. Traditional military.

(to be continued....)

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