Therefore, good leaders should know who they are and have a clear understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. They must lead with honesty and purpose convincing others that they are worthy of being followed. Real leaders stand on principles and are unwilling to compromise those principles for power, money, or status. Leaders are not just born although some people do have an innate gift for leadership. However, good leaders are willing to learn and discover new ideas recognizing their limitations and weaknesses.
A leader must be inspiring, they must be able to invite and welcome others. They need to make those around feel like they can get things do and that they know the right way to get these things done. This personality trait is one of the most important for leaders to have. As a leader you should be charming and convincing, someone who others are willing to follow, you can lead if you have no one following you. No matter what cause your leading you must be able to other to not only follow but believe in you and your cause.
To a certain extent, I consider leaders are born with the desire to lead exceptionally well and the ability to be open to learning from their mistakes and predominantly to learn from other individuals they are trying to lead. Leaders inspire, rather than direct. They coach, encourage, and guide. Effective leaders earn agreement with the people about what has to be done. Leaders in my opinion are driven by stepping forward when no one else wants to, opportunity, wanting to make a change, and standing up for the better.
I believe that leadership evolves from those people who are willing to learn, grow and develop from those who participate in their vision. I also believe that the people I interact with can help to define some of my values. As a leader we are allowed to lead because those we lead allow us to do so. Just as we can be given authority in management, but we must earn the respect from those we lead. Leaders should possess values t... ... middle of paper ... ...thers.
For me leadership means more than just being called a leader. It is not about gaining a post or position but also about reaching your people for their solutions. It is about satisfying your people’s need before your own. It is about giving your people the security that their job/work/possession is secure and is in safety until they follow you. It’s about bringing the right decision that is respected by all.
My definition of leadership is being able to follow your ambitions and desires without worrying about any consequences. Supporting this statement would be because managers and leaders have similar qualities such as being responsible, flexible, and have good communication. Though the difference between them is that managers tend to be consistent and keep things in order without any changes but a leader tend to create for the future and motivate others to accomplish what is set out for the future. In order for this to be accomplished the leader must have great motive and purpose in what they are doing. This means you have to take initiative to make changes instead of be consistent and stay the same, when staying consistent that means the leader is falling into the management category.
An organization possesses effective followers is just as important for success as having effective leaders. Hersey and Blanchard describe this relationship as dynamic and use Situational Leadership (R) as a model for the leader’s to improve the performance of their followers. Manz and Sims describe a historical view of leader types which has evolved to view the superleader as the most effective type for our current culture. The role of the superleader is to empower followers to become self-leaders themselves. The Situational Leadership model may contain the word “Leadership”, but it is mostly about effective management practices and does not address developing the role of the follower.
Self-mastery tells us that we should not let what we cannot control, control us, but instead master it and use it to our advantage. Even though things begin to look out-of-control, remind yourself that as an effective leader you should think of these situations as “opportunities rather than an obligation” (Sanborn, 2006, p. 29). We have the option of how we want to live our lives; however, as a true lea... ... middle of paper ... ...u want help, kindness, support and encouragement. Then give these things, it is amazing the gift and feeling it gives you in return. Making a positive difference in this world leaves a lifelong mark on the world.
This type of leader knows what it is to start from the bottom and hopes that someone will recognize their gifts and strengths; and because of this acknowledgement, this servant leadership role produces better quality of work from its followers. As discussed, employees under this type of leadership, as high emotional engagement, loyalty and productivity. Those who serve in the capacity of servant leadership are willing to help their followers with the vision of the organization especially when the leader has no problem with helping and guiding. Servant leaders are not focused on more pay, respect or bonuses, instead they are more concerned about their followers wellbeing. They treat their followers with dignity and respect their opinions.
It is important to take the concerns of others to heart, because that can help create stronger relationships. This can allow others to then feel any passion that the leader has which can make the commitment to succeed