For over centuries, people have debated whether leader is born or made. According to chapter 2 in the leadership book, it states that researchers believe great leaders possessed a set of traits, which portrayed and defined them. However in the chapter 3, “it suggests that knowledge and abilities are needed for effective leadership.” (Leadership, 43) Consequently what leaders really are, born or made? For decades ago, researchers started to answer the subjects. Yet, even now the debates are still going on. The phase “Charismatic leadership” really caught in my eye when I was reading. A charismatic leader is essentially a very skilled communicator, who is able to arouse strong emotions in followers and inspire them to new heights. And I believe people follow someone who they personally admire. However, charisma is just one of the measures of a person’s character. A great leader could make up with so many characteristics. Such as intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity, sociability and etc. As we can see, traits indeed played an integral role in a leadership. On the other side, skill approach opens a door for those people who believe leadership can be learned and developed. Leaders can learn from their daily craft, from watching other leaders, from getting feedbacks and even from a training program. Afterwards, they modify and develop effect skills as well as behaviors to handle tasks in a more efficient way. As above, I would like to conclude
To accomplish this, I need to maintain a positive outlook every day and believe that every problem or obstacle can be overcome. This is not an easy take, however by adopting some of the leadership approaches I learned from this course it is possible. By evolving and making changes to the way I am currently live, I can improve my circumstances. For example, by planning and scheduling better I will procrastinate less both at work and as a…
Leadership is to influence organizational environment and people so as to enable effective use of organizational resources and productive working of people with contentment for accomplishment of organizational objectives. A modern managerial leader should be well-versed about cultural peculiarities in which he or she performs and lives, exposed to cultural surroundings, alert, and able to implement the appropriate leadership style for the particular cultural…
Leadership is the process of influencing relationships between leaders and followers by the leaders motivate, persuade the followers try to work to their full potential in order to make the changes and achieve the desired goals. The sources of influence of the leader may come from official positions (supervisor, manager, director, etc.) or from other sources (knowledge, expertise, social skills, communication, etc.). These positions derive from an authority based on the rules and laws. Therefore…
Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. In my short two years in the army I’ve seen good leadership and bad leadership. A leader is a motivation for others that inspires individuals to aim high and attain that aim. However a boss only supervises over his subordinates. There are many different types of leadership styles some are effective in different ways some are not. in world war II a man came who’s leadership style was similar to today’s army he believed…
Leadership is about leading a group of people or an organization.
In its essence, leadership in an organizational role involves establishing a clear vision. Sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly.
"It is the process of influencing the activities of an organized group in its efforts toward goal setting and goal achievement". (ch.19 pg 596)Leadership is about influencing the behavior of the others.
"one cannot be a leader without followers, and followers…
• Leadership Perspectives/Theories
• Trait theories
• Behavioral theories
• Contingency theories
• Leader-Member Exchange theory
• Charismatic Leadership
• Transformational Leadership
• Challenges to the Leadership Construct
• Attribution theory
• Substitutes and Neutralizers
What Is Leadership?
• The ability to influence a group toward the achievement of vision or goals
• Use of authority inherent in designated formal rank to obtain…
responsibilities concurrent to their position to earn their title of Sergeant, and be a true leader of soldiers. Field Manual 6-22 Army Leadership (2006) defines leadership as “the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.” In my own words Leadership is mentoring soldiers, setting the example for your subordinates to emulate, training to accomplish the mission, and being available to assist…
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individual assignment is to measure the leadership skills learned from my internship in Building Department of Hong Kong Government. Leadership skill is kind of thing that build with time and tasks in order to develop that can learn from school such as joining the academic or interest society in University. However, I think the real working environment will give you an opportunity of real-time training so that I would like to measure the achievement in leadership skill in this internship. In this assignment…
Leadership is found in every day life events, inside and out of a formal work organization. As part of a managing organization, the concept of leadership is one of the four most important. Leadership is not just a simple concept, it has many ramifications and styles. Not every leader can lead, but those who can grasp the leadership credentials can be most successful at leading others. Leadership does not always mean that the person in the position has the right of maltreatment for whom they believe…