Essay: What Makes A Great Leader?

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What Makes a Great Leader?

By: Jeanette Rios
MGT 450 Organizational Behavior
September 28, 2014

What is a leader? A leader is someone who leads or commands a group, organization or country. To me a leader is someone demonstrates dedication to an organization and will do whatever it takes to make that organization successful. Leaders inspire positivity and direct others to a specific goal and the ability to create goal oriented teams. Knowledge is a key element for a great leader, they have to know how to get their team to perform at their best. Leadership helps make a business organization successful and enables movement to fulfill its mission. Leadership roles are not just in the business world, for example, a parent enables
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It allows you to delegate to others who have the abilities, to achieve a goal. Working on your areas of weakness will improve your leadership ability and recognizing them makes you human. Self- Awareness is the conscious knowledge of one 's own character, feelings, motives, and desires. You must have self awareness in order to having a good quality in leadership. It means being aware of and making conscious choices about what you are thinking and feeling, and how you behave at the moment. Leaders who have good self-awareness and good self-esteem, know themselves well enough to recognize and acknowledge when they have reached their limits. When you have a strong sense of who you are and a vision of who you want to become , you can create a plan for a plan for professional…show more content…
Organizational behavior is a field of study that investigates the impact individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization 's effectiveness (Robbins, Judge. 2014). I believe what makes a good leader a leader is when this person is passionate, has a vision, motivation, goes above and beyond for their organization, communication skills, power, and group structure; will make a person a great leader. Leaders have to have great knowledge on their organization and their team to be successful. Learning all the different characteristics and definitions of all the qualities that make a great leader a leader, has definitely inspired me to strive for all the qualities of a great leader that I would like to become in my
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