A colleague of mine recently made a statement that got me thinking; he said that ‘Leadership is achieved through the state of mind of the leader and the followers. By state of mind, John proposed that leadership should be situational because only then can the right theory or approach be applied to bring about the right result. John also mentioned that if leadership is situational, flexibility becomes attained as and when change or modification is required. Understanding the factors or elements that make a good leader is important but not as important as the situations that define the leader. It is when situations arise and people or a person take ownership and accountability either as conferred or by choice, to make the best of the situation by bringing positive results, that makes for proper understanding of the leadership in that situation.
The primary mission of both leaders and managers is to control and influence other people. The most important difference between managers and leaders is their approach to achieve the goals. Managers exercise their control through formal power, but leaders use their vision, and by inspiration, motivation to align their followers (The Guardian, 2013). Balancing the role of both management and leadership are critical to the organization’s success.
We should pray because God calls on us to be faithful and obedient to him. Sometimes we pray to God without even realizing it. There are so many things in this world that connect us to God that we don’t even know about. The spreading of good news is what we do when we share the good that Christ has done for us. It is a personal calling for each person to gladly accept him from an eternity in hell and to show that he cares for us by rescuing us from Satan’s corruptions.
As a leader he brings the team together and is someone we can rely on. Leaders also provide motivation, if you see them putting in work, ive found it makes you want to replicate that and repay the efforts being made. A good leader I believe takes criticism, they must accept responsibility and if they do something wrong they must hold their hands up and accept that. This is something I believe I can work on, I don’t mind accepting responsibility but I find it difficult to accept when people believe that I am wrong. The leadership principles are something which have really changed the way I look at being a leader.
Each style should be applied to different situations. I like that this theory takes into account that different situations should be dealt using different leadership styles. However, I find that this theory focuses too heavily upon the leader and less on the employees- it assumes that groups must be led because they “do not know what is good for them” (Leadership-central,
Persuading others of your vision requires knowledge and a clear strategy (Business Dictionary). Leadership is a natural quality that comes up as responsibility in exchange of having followers with, in return, the followers creating a leader. Concluding that leadership in general cannot be taught, as per the Trait Theory, we argue that it is different characteristics in different situations that result in good leadership. The Trait Theory points out that there is a certain type of person making a good leader, with the decisive factor being: having or not having distinctive qualities of being a leader. Despite that, being an effective leader still can be trained.
The extreme leadership style of the Authoritarian can have a negative effect on team members. A characteristic of this leader is one who makes all the decisions and passes the directives to subordinates who are expected to carry these out under very close supervision. Because open communication is vital to any project, these perceptions can hurt team performance. The experience with my negative leader I will name Mohammad Smith the Authoritarian. I have learned as much from this poor leader as I have from strong leaders.
Motivation is considered as an individual phenomenon, which starts from one individual and continues to influence another (Kumra, 2013). It is also a tool which is under-utilized by managers at workplace to inspire people and to improve work environment (Bessell et al., 2012). The importance for managers to understand motivation can be divided into three parts. Generally, as an intrinsic reason, motivation allows managers to develop their leadership. The largest difference between leadership and management is that the purpose of management in execution is to control the situation and to solve problems, whereas leadership aims at motivating and inspiring people, which reveals the other difference between leadership and management is that leaders have followers but managers have subordinates (Kumra, 2013).
Obviously, in order to obtain these roles, one must have influence over their subordinates, but does the level of influence fluctuate between a manager’s role and a leaders role? What exactly are their individual roles and are they one in the same? The purpose of this paper is to analysis these questions and to distinguish the differences and similarities between managers and leaders and the possibility of one individual possessing both titles. Roles What constitutes leadership? To be a leader, one must have followers and following is a voluntary action.
This leads to self sacrifice and leader effectiveness. Many leaders generally self sacrifice in order for the organization to achieve certain goals and expectations it may have. Though many organizations are dependent on leaders, the question of whether or not they are effective arises. To what extent does self-sacrifice