There is an entire industry that has built up around this subject and sharing successful approaches toward the development of leadership. Pioneers like Norman Vincent Peale and Zig Zigler have had their concepts in the business and personal world for years. Steven Covey and John Maxwell are a couple of current Gurus. The basis for success in this field is a unanimous endorsement of one simple concept. This concept is quoted across all religions and philosophies “The Golden Rule”.
There are entire week long seminars on each and every one of these concepts. Whole books have been written on the intricacies of these. Listening: You will have a larger view of any situation when you learn to shut up and listen to others around. Be open minded. Communication: Try not to be impressive when you speak. Smile. Hesitate until you know what to say and be brief, clear, and specific. Stick to the point. Clarify as needed. Goal Setting: A true art. Spend a lifetime polishing this skill. You will learn something new with every goal. Planning: Utilize the talents of each member of the team. Be realistic, flexible, forgiving. Things rarely go according to plans. Problem solving: This is the learning portion of any endeavor. Learn to recognize what you contributed to any problem. You can’t fix what you don’t acknowledge. Evaluation: What can be changed to make it work now or next time? How?
12 leadership psychology
What is Leadership?The ability to inspire others to place their faith in the knowledge, skills, experience and guidance of another .Helping others to coordinate their efforts toward successful achievement of a goal.Developing the leadership talents of others .Being an example of the kind of leadership you wish to develop in others.
KnowledgeKnow what others know, plus a little more.Know how to find and use resources for what you don’t know.Learn how to communicate what you know.Learn who knows what.Learn something new every day.Acknowledge that you don’t know it all.
ExperienceFollow before you lead. see one, do one, teach oneSeek opportunities to learn what you need to lead.Learn from your mistakes, no regrets, no whining.Compare and share what you learn.
GuidanceExample: be what you want others to be.Motivation: recognize and grow the talents of othersCommunication: purpose, expectations, outcomesGoal setting: If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you arrive?Planning: steps, resources, timelines, deadlines,Counseling: identify the problem and the solution
ExampleBe what you want others to be: Reliable Honest Accountable Flexible Positive
MotivationRecognize and grow the talents of others The right person with the right job Encouragement Recognition Resources Share what you know
CommunicationPurpose People work better when they know whyExpectations Identify what you want to see happen Identify how you expect it to happenOutcomes Identify your response if expectations are not met Reasonable and logical consequences
Barriers to CommunicationExperiences differ, no common ground Know your audienceConfused meaning; say what you mean, clearly Be specific Avoid abstracts Give examples
Goal SettingIf you don’t know where you are going how will you know when you arrive? Be realistic, specific Keep it simple stupid! Make it measurable, recognizableWhen you get there, where do you go next? Set new goals
PlanningSteps Identify the process, start to finish, to reach the goal Identify who will be responsible for whatResources Who knows what If you don’t know, who does? Where?
PlanningTimeline Evaluate progress often Identify barriers to progress Follow up, follow throughDeadlines Evaluate progress in advance of when things need to happen Make changes as necessary
CounselingProgressive not punitiveIdentify strengths and weaknessesDevelop a plan for progressIdentify timeframeEvaluate potential barriersIdentify cause and effect relationshipsIdentify expected outcomes
Influence: the key to leadershipWho do I influence? “birds of a feather flock together” I attract people who think like me. Determines who else I influenceHow do I influence?
Influence: 5 levelsPosition: Rights People follow because they must.Permission: Relationships People follow because they want to.
Influence: 5 levelsProduction: Results People see the organization improveDevelopment: Reproduction People see themselves improvePersonhood: Respect Larger than life
Maintaining CooperationRespect: respect for others is a reflection of your self- respectIntegrity: do what’s rightAccountability: admit mistakes and recognize the contributions of othersExpect success: be positive, encouraging, flexible, momentum
Types of Leadership::1- According to the nature and focus of the groupA- Social-Emotional (keep the harmony of the group).B- task leader (problem solving).2- According to the style of dealing:A- Democratic ( best performannce- group product inspite of absence-integral).B- Autocratic (good performance only in presence of leader).C- Laissez-Fair leader (No sharing or directio from leader).
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