Organizational Behavior And Leadership Case Study

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MBA 670: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Final Exam - May 5th, 2014
Alanfal Kutbi

1. What are the most important leadership skills and how are they learned?
Leaders are those who have the ability to inspire others toward a common goal. There are many leadership skills that leaders can learn to lead effectively. These include the ability to serve as a role model and set an example for the followers, having confidence and knowing ones strength and weaknesses, ability to listen to others and communicate ideas effectively, be committed to others and help delegate and motivate them. Each of the skills are discussed in more detail next as well as why are they important and how they are learned.
First, one of the most important skills that leaders can learn is to lead by setting an example and serve as a role model for others. That is because it is an effective way to show others how to properly conduct a business. One way to lead by setting the example is by imagining oneself as part of a group, helping in where needed and making sure that the work is clearly understood by the team. To set an example, a leader may already have a specific set of traits in which believes to makes a good leader and how to best lead others; thus follow that example and evaluate oneself when dealing with others or he/she could follow an example of a successful influential figure and lead others following that example.
Second, another important leadership skill that leaders can learn is confidence. A leader has to plan ahead, have confidence and knowledge in what he/she is doing in order for others to trust and follow. Although there may be times where there might be uncertainties and things do not usually go as planned, leaders has to be well com...

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... leader can do to create successful organization change. Usually, when people are asked to perform differently, they need support and feedback to know whether they are on the right track. It could also give them motivation to work better and encourage others to follow. Leaders’ feedback and attitude toward how to deal with others after a change can determine if team members continue to strive for improvement; thus, successful organization change.
To conclude, for leaders to create organization change, it requires some important factors. First, clearly define the business objectives the change would deliver. Then, understand the organization culture and its capabilities. At the end, see how the change will impact others, state clear reasons why change is needed, follow up and monitor others. These can enable leaders to take the necessary steps for successful change.
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