New Leadership and Leadership Styles

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Being an effective leader involves the ability to make change happen in any situation or organization. Knowing how and when you assert yourself as a leader, it can be difficult. An assertive leader is a direct, honest, and use appropriate expression of feelings and opinions. A non-assertive leader doesn’t stand up for themselves in an ineffectual way when they are being violated. Charismatic leaders are passionate, enthusiastic, and excited about their work and their group members. My own experience in the business world is limited. Unfortunately, in the short years I’ve been involved in leadership I have seen companies hire leaders who are incompetent, dishonest, lazy, selfish, and criminal. Dishonest leaders are seen as undependable and unreliable. The good news is, as a charismatic leader, there is always opportunities and room for improvements. Charismatic leaders must also have a vision of where the organization is headed. In leadership, practice builds confidence because it provides assurance that an aspiring leader can do what needs to done (Northouse, 2012). However, when put in a leadership position you need all the knowledge you can consume about being an effective leader. The leader should monitor the intellectual, mental and personal characteristics of the workers. When problems occur, an effective leader is proactive and confronts them. In problem situations, a leader has to communicate with low-performing group members and explain how their behaviors hinder the group from meeting its goals (Northouse, 2012). Leadership is a process to achieve a goals. For example, they direct their energies toward influencing others to achieve something together. A skilled leader knows the methods for carrying out their respons...

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