Why Do Leaders Behave The Way They Do

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Why Leaders Behave the Way They Do? A leader influences people. In business as specific, in order to be a successful leader or manager, one must understand his employees, especially understand why those employees behave the way they do. It is irrational for a leader or manager to expect their employees to do accordingly to their orders because everyone is unique. People are influenced by their leader and will have different behavior towards the leader. Mentioned by Clawson, understanding of other people would make one more powerful leader with more options, more potential tools. The article A Leader’s Guide to Why People Behave the Way They Do by James Clawson informs that there is a big difference between being a leader and psychologist,…show more content…
When I’m afraid, am I comforted? 5. When I’m alone, am I loved? The behavior of people will initially begin with their parents. They will feel safe and secure when those five questions are answered affirmatively (by their parents). However, people tend to develop different feelings when those questions are answered negatively. Or that they will feel insecure when the parents are not around them. Their behavior will start to change. Genetic endowment is a factor that plays an important role determining behavior of people. According to researchers, our behavior is “pre-determined” by our genetic endowment. For Clawson, in order to understand the leadership and its impact, we must understand the relationship between genetic tendencies and our nurtured view of the world. As people grow and age, they will think more maturely as the interaction between genetic endowment and their personality combine…show more content…
These features are activity, feeling, thoughts, and bodily reactions. It is very important for a leader to be aware of the Rational-Emotive model of human behavior. This helps the leader dig deeper below the surface of human behavior, so they can understand their motivations. The article mentioned about the VABEs (Values, Assumptions, Beliefs, and Expectations). Four aspects that people compare when they observe something. If there is gap between the event and VABEs, then there is problem. VABEs develops early and throughout the years, as people learn it from parents, friends, and the environment around
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