Running head: LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY What is My Philosophy of Leadership? What is My Philosophy Of Leadership? Trying to decide what defines a person as an ethical leader is not always something easily done. Certain roles call for certain strengths and determining what makes one successful or unsuccessful is a difficult task. Situational decision-making is something that many face in the field of leadership.
The behaviors of successful leaders are learned through a lifetime of experiences, education, and training. The autocratic or domineering leader is vigorous and uses control and intimidation to acquire his or her needs. The democratic leader uses a majority rules approach and participation in setting goals to uphold collaboration. The contingency leader acclimates to the varying surroundings within the organization and determines the most effective leadership style. The behavior of the leader will differ and any specific leadership style will not prevail in certain situations.
“Thinking about Leadership” by Thomas Cronin According to Thomas Cronin, there is a big difference between being a manager and a leader, “managers do things the right way, while leaders are more concerned with doing the right thing” (27). Throughout his article he provides numerous characteristics to define a leader along with many examples of past time leaders also examples of how a true leader would handle certain situations. A leader knows who they are; they select and solve priority problems, have a sense of humor, are skilled mediators, show signs of integrity and possess brains and breadth. Becoming or being a continuous leader is not an easy task, it really takes a special type of person. In summation, Thomas Cronin wanted the reader to understand that anyone can be a leader; leadership is not restricted to just the government.
In addition, management controls the process as well as providing the path, rules, and resources to reach the companies goal (Kumle, 2006). Roles of Managers and Leaders Some say that the difference between a manager and being a leader is that management is career while leadership is a calling. Being a leader, one has to have a clearly defined convictions and most importantly, the courage of one’s convictions to see them manifest into reality (Kossoff, 2011). Effective leadership skills are developed and refined by time, experience, and a true desire to be more than just a manager, but a true leader. What roles do managers and leaders play in today’s environment?
Leadership not only entails being “in charge” of a group, but it also includes organizing group meetings, planning agendas, listening to other group members for improvement, and decision-making. It is important for someone to take the role of leader because without a leader a group is lost. Another strength that coincides with leadership is competence. Competence in communication and group interaction is very important for a leader and in all group members. After taking the Chapter 5: Mastering Group Skills: How Competent Are You?
Examples of great leaders can be found throughout different time periods and situations. This paper is a guide for people who are interested in leadership. Introduction The dictionary definition of a leader is that of one who leads or goes first. In other words a leader should be able to be ahead from others in all questions concerning his or her job. This person uses abilities to influence a group toward obtaining a particular result.
Leadership is the process of influencing an individual socially in order to accomplish a common task. According to Schein (2010), a leader is someone who guides the employees to achieve the organizational goals or the leader is someone whom people follow. There are various leadership theories that have been introduced in the world such as trait leadership theory, behavioural leadership theory, contingency theory and transactional and transformational leadership theory. In my opinion, each leadership theory has its own advantages and limitation when we apply it to the real world. This essay analyses the three leadership theories and its application in the real world: situational leadership, servant leadership and transformational leadership.
Motivational Methods HCS/325 October 10, 2011 Jamee Smith Motivational Methods There are many different motivational methods used in the workplace. One key player is inspiration, which is unavoidable in the workplace. For a future manager it’s important for them to know different ways of inspiring employees so that work is done more efficiently. Through this paper the different methods will be discussed and show the significance of inspiration. The inspirations of workers can a large problem for managers in business.
It may be helpful to think of these as internal and defining qualities possessed all the time. As defining qualities, they make up the identity of the leader. The knowledge that leaders should use in leadership is what Soldiers and Army civilians KNOW. Leadership requires knowing about tactics, technical systems, organizations, management of resources, and the tendencies and needs of people. Knowledge shapes a leader’s identity and is reinforced by a leader’s actions.
Consequently, mentoring future leaders finds difficulty for those from diverse backgrounds yet adopting to this change can allow senior leaders to also expand cultural competencies (Olson, & Jackson, 2009). The ethical leader embraces diversity in mentorship that empowers organizational members as they demonstrate fairness and equality (Van Wart, 2008). Applied Leadership Theories This author has taken multiple leadership test, questionnaires, and surveys to determine skills, aptitude, style, and traits. While many leadership theories have been discussed during this course of instruction, many rely on traditional or transformational styles. It is recognized that some leaders naturally react without thought while others work