I honestly believe that good leaders are made rather, and not born. If you are motivated and have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders are developed through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. I was asked what leadership means to me. Leadership to me means the ability to invite and inspire people into collective and constructive action.
A laisse-faire leader will allow his team to make their own decisions and determine their own approach to completing the task at hand. This also means that the team gets very little help or guidance from the leader. Some people prefer this style of leadership because they like to manage their own work, at their own pace, as well as being able to make their own decisions. But on the other hand, others may prefer to have guidance throughout their project to make sure they’re on the right tacks. Laissez-faire leadership can be effective in situations where group members are highly skilled, motivated, and capable of working on their own.
Environments where there is a low skilled workforce or where repetitive work is performed, may find that this is the leadership style of choice. This type of leadership can have a positive effect on individuals and groups, in that it can help to keep the teams and individuals focused and motivated. By ‘micro managing’ the leader is often highly involved in the day to day activities which leaves very little room for error. This type of leader makes their expectations clear, they provide clear direction for what needs to be done, how and when it should be done. Ultimate responsibility is taken by the leader which means that they will be close enough to all activities to know what is going on on the ground.
This style of leadership would be bet suited to new team members and also to existing team members that need close and continual management they require a great deal of supervision and guidance to enable us to meet SLA’s and KPI’s Although this style can be seen by some as a heavy handed, almost as a military approach to leadership, it is necessary. The individual is not placed under any pressure to get things right from the outset. They will hopefully understand that they require additional support and guidance, while they are learning a new role and are able to begin to develop a relationship with the other team members. Democratic (Participative)
Leadership Essay By: Chelsea Stewart There are many things that being a leader means to me. I believe that in order to be called a leader you must have the ability to influence others to achieve a certain goal. However, true leaders are not born with this ability but rather earned. Leaders can only accomplish this by applying their own leadership attributes. For example, ideas, ethics, morals, expertise, values, personality and knowledge are some good attributes to have.
A sense of humor appears irrelevant but sometimes a little joke with the team can go a long way. What is your personal philosophy of leadership? The leader must be part of the team he or she is leading. Leaders have to listen to the team’s opinions and ideas and analyze the situation prior to make any decision because the leader’s decisions affect the entire team as well as each of the team members. The leader must always think about the most good for the most people while still working toward a common goal.
Theodore Roosevelt: A Leader to be Remembered Leadership, it is a quality that is strived for by many. To be a leader one must have a certain set of skills or traits. Leaders are characterized by traits such as drive, desire to lead, honesty, cognitive ability, self-confidence and knowledge. Leaders do not think about themselves, a leader influences the thoughts and the behavior of others. A leader also establishes a direction for others to follow.
HCS 475 Leadership Style Paper Leadership is something not everyone can do in their lives, and for one it should be defined as a process by which a person can influences others around them to accomplish an objective as well as to direct the organization in a way that can make it grow and be a successful organization. The role of leadership within any organization would be determined by the culture the organization as set in place from the beginning and established it to the employees. A good leader sees the best in people and figures out what it takes to motivates the individuals. Leadership style is a form of manner and approach in which an individual can provide direction, implementing plans, motivating, and influencing people. These
Democratic leadership involves the leader encouraging the team members to become a part of the decision which is the opposite of Authoritarian leadership. Democratic leadership still means that the leader maintains control of the group of the final decision but the team still have the chance to voice their own opinions. This encourages a sense of responsibility in the team members. It also allows the leader to become better. This style would not be used in a situation where the team may be under fire, or in danger and have to act quickly, another style would be used then but I think this leadership style is most effective in situations that involve planning out things because both the team members and the team leader are involved in the decisions which make a bigger impact on the final decision in which all the team have put in input to make the action as effective as possible.
The pragmatic follower often emerges when an organization is in desperate times. A passive follower does not exhibit neither critical thinking nor active participation. Passive followers usually leave the thinking to the boss. The effective follower is a critical thinker as well as very active in the organization. These people are capable of self-management and they work towards solutions and positive Impact.