This essay will portray qualities and characteristics of leadership that promote organisations to be person centred. Leadership has been described as a process that is exercised over others. It can be seen as a process of influence. It is more than an external process. Leadership is the ability to motivate people and mobilize resources to accomplish a common goal. The qualities and characteristics that I will identify are communication, honesty, listening, empathy, healing, commitment to the growth of people and building community. I will discuss how effective leadership can improve the performance of human service organisations by drawing on these characteristics and qualities. Communication: Communication is one the most crucial skills …show more content…
Honesty in leadership guides to various aspects of moral character. It indicates positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness. These qualities create trust. According to Kouzes and Posner (1987) “honesty is an important virtue, as leaders serve as role models for their subordinates” (p.1). This quote displays the idea of how clients need an ambitious and an influential practitioner that offers them a friendly approach and gives great advice. Maintaining integrity, honesty and values as you lead will set the tone for establishing those qualities within the organization. The relationships with the clients are constructed on trust that comes from these values. If these values are in place you can be sure that the clients will be adopting the similar path to reach a similar goal as well. By encouraging their heart, the leaders are also nurturing the emotional aspect of their relationships with their clients. By acknowledging, building a friendly atmosphere, and promoting community sentiment helps build commitment to the leader 's prospect. Honesty also indicates the absence of lying, cheating, or theft. Subordinates have belief in their leader. If a leader who is not truthful will lose faith in the eyes of their followers. Integrity and openness are needed to foster trust. Without honesty a leader cannot develop and maintain the trust that is required to build commitment to a shared …show more content…
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Leadership is not defined by position. Leadership is an extraordinary responsibility given only to those willing to exude selflessness, decisiveness, and wisdom. CSM William R. Hambrick, Jr is an accomplished leader that embodies the values, attributes, and competencies that I aspire to convey to my subordinates. The impact that CSM Hambrick has had on my career and leadership philosophy is immeasurable. His far-reaching legacy is one of confidence, sound judgment, and empathy.
One regular factor in most of the effective schools research is an emphasis on strong, instructional leadership (Edmonds, 1979ab, 1982; Purkey & Smith, 1983; Weber, 1971; Brookover& Lezotte, 1979). Leadership theories, such as trait, behavior, contingency, and charismatic, provide a theoretical framework for viewing the total development of instructional leadership. Instructional leadership has many different definitions and models that intellectualize it starting from the early 1900’s. The current study synthesizes the many meanings and models of instructional leadership using theoretical and empirical contemplations. The instructional leadership construct is defined in terms of principal behaviors that lead a school to educate all students to higher student achievement.
Leadership is strength. Though it is strength, what makes a leader? Is a leader someone who is in front of the line in the game ‘follow the leader’? Technically yes because that is their name in the game, but this essay isn’t about a game. It is about reality. Is a leader made up of a variety of skills, talents, morals, and values? Or perhaps a leader is someone who tells people what to do? Or maybe a leader is someone who can make a difference? To an extent, a leader is built up of all of those possibilities. A leader is someone with a variety of skills, talents, morals and values, and someone who knows how to make a difference, and someone who can guide people into doing what needs to happen. Leadership can’t just be broken up
Up until this point, much of the focus has been centered on defining effective leadership from characteristics and traits that have been identified through research and behavioral science, but what do the followers have to say about the leader’s characteristics and traits? Furthermore, what makes someone want to follow a leader? Thus, there are five specific traits or characteristics a leader must display before being followed, and the first characteristic or trait is honesty (Shead, 2016). While people desire to follow an honest leader, honesty is the key trait that allows the leader to influence others besides power; however, leaders have very few opportunities to demonstrate honesty, especially in large organizations (Shead, 2016). Therefore,
In an effort to understand the questionnaire, one must first understand the definition of an Authentic Leader. Genuine, trustworthy and reliable are a few words that are interchangeable with the term authentic. Authentic leaders exhibit qualities of confidence, transparency, and high moral standard and are usually very confident (Gardner, Avolio, Luthans, May and Walumbwa, 2005). A person that is considered to be authentic is one who taking account for their behavior and a person who is true to themselves and what they think. A quality of an authentic leader is that he/she exudes the level of authenticity through their actions that encourage others to want to behave the same way. The leader who acts in this manner believes that all individuals have something to contribute to a goal and
The leadership role at a brand new community hospital can be very challenging, and can even require from the best of leaders to reevaluate their leadership styles. In my business ethics class, we learned that a good leader must establish corporate values and promote corporate ethics. They must embrace change, stress accountability, and responsibility. During my internship at the Hillsborough Hospital Campus, I had the privilege to meet and talked to managers from different department of the hospital to learn about their leadership style. Each of the managers I spoke to explained to me why their leadership style work best for them. The three leadership styles that I found to be common among the managers are the concept of empowering in leadership,
While due to the reason that Authentic Leadership is still in the formative phase, the textbook by Northouse provides different definitions of this type of leadership depending on the viewpoints that make this leadership style very broad compared to other more defined leadership styles, I do find Authentic Leadership as a compelling theory. While it is a broad style, it is also very complete by having different approaches that fulfill the goal of explaining the different components of this style. This leadership style has four skills need as Northouse (2016) describes that “ it is important for leaders to have self-awareness, an internalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and a relational transparency to be authentic” (pg. 206), as
The idea of what’s morally right and wrong changes within each culture whether an organizational culture or between individuals. However, the best leaders are the ones who do what’s right and best for the organization. During this research paper I will attempt to define the term leadership style and its concept. Moreover, I will attempt to describe three leadership styles, the development and the process one would follow to modify their leadership style. When pertaining to myself, I never saw myself as a leader but I will attempt to describe my leadership style and the advantages and disadvantage I would have in a business environment.
A leadership theory is a clarification of some features of leadership; theories have practical importance as they are being used for better understanding, anticipating, and controlling successful leadership. Hence, the main principle of any theory is to inform practice(Lussier and Achua 2009). Leadership theories could be classified into eight main categories: Great man, trait, behavioral, contingency, Situational, Participative, Relationship , management (Cherry 2010).
Leadership styles can be divided, primarily, into the two categories of democratic and authoritarian leadership styles. This study will examine the three democratic styles of transformational, servant, and charismatic leadership. The study will both broaden the knowledge of these forms of leadership and examine their effect on performance, engagement, and job satisfaction. The research will further attempt to properly define each style, identify their goals, and effect on innovation. The styles will ultimately be compared and measured against one another to determine their merits and perils. This review will add to the discourse of democratic leadership styles and serve to establish a framework whereby charismatic, transformational, and
It is also equally significant in leaders, or someone you look up to in life. I strongly believe that being honest is an important aspect to being a leader. According to William Gardner in the eBook, Authentic Leadership Theory and Practice: Origins, Effects and Development, he suggests, “Authentic leadership is related to many different characteristics such as self-awareness, self-esteem, trustworthiness, integrity, respect for others, high emotional intelligence, transformational leadership, and other noble characteristics” (357-385). Gardner believes that there are characteristics in which you can show a person that you are an authentic leader. I believe that having leader characteristics will eventually show the leader’s authenticity. The leader’s honesty would stand out and people will eventually perceive the leader as a truthful and unique
Everyone has their definition of what makes a great leader. Some individuals base it on values, character, and ethics that a leader demonstrates. Others believe that leaders are born; that their ability to lead is natural, something that cannot be taught. Hollander and Julian (1969), argued that it is possible leaders are risen from situations, stating “there are no absolute leaders, since successful leadership must always take into account the specific requirements imposed by the nature of the group” (para 13). Many theories and definitions can play into followers’ idealized perception of a great leader but what if the leadership has behaviors that is not positive or is unethical? How do negative types
Transformational leaders seek to transform self-concepts and personal values of the followers so that followers can widen and raise their aspirations and needs to concentrate and attain greater levels of potential and needs. This higher value alignment level as reported by Dvir et al. (2002) and Kark and Shamir (2002) strengthen the influence of transformational leaders on the intrinsic motivation of employees that on other styles of leadership. Ross and Bruce (2007) and Woodward and Hendry (2004) analyzed a model comprising of self-efficacy of followers and goal level. Identifiers of higher self-efficacy level would respond positively to leaders who comprehend the overall collective effort of a group. Nevertheless,
An authentic leader is someone who over the years has developed a unique vision; a person who is respected, not only because they are expert in their field, but is also respected because of their humility. An authentic leader is someone who is open to hear ideas other than their own ideas; someone who fosters creativity in a team. An authentic leader is someone who also sets clear expectations for the vision they have and along the way challenges their employees to achieve more than they even though was possible, but will those accountable who are not on board with the vision and expectations set forth. Lastly, an authentic leader is someone who will face and have to make difficult decisions without compromising core values.