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Unit7 leadership

Unit7 leadership






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    • Business Leadership
    • What is Leadership? Leadership is something that you need to define personally. It includes: everything from vision to personality traits sensitivity to others the actions you take You can demonstrate leadership in big and small ways throughout your career.
    • Leadership Versus Management What is the difference? Leaders provide vision and strategy. Managers implement the vision and strategy, coordinate, staff and handle day to day problems
    • Differences between a Manager and a Leader? Open your manual to unit 7 at the page for distinguishing leaders from managers. (exhibit 8-1) From each list, check the ones that you have done.
    • Leadership Theories: Trait Theory Are leaders born or developed? Wayne Gretcky vs. Stephen Harper, one grew up as a leader the other took on leadership roles at a later age. Certain Traits are associated with leaders: ambition and energy, desire to lead, honesty and integrity, self confidence, intelligence, and job-relevant knowledge Review these from your manual and use them when you write your journal.
    • Leadership Theories: Trait Theory Which of the following traits are strong for you? CEO’s list these as the most important traits in descending order: • Communication Skills • Motivation Skills • Honesty • Ability to Listen • Team Building • Analytical Skills • Aggressiveness
    • Leadership Theories One of the most respected is the “Path-Goal” Theory: where the leaders assist followers in attaining their common goals. Direction and support are provided to make sure goals are compatible with the organization. This requires linking individual goals with organizational goals. Leaders help employees achieve goals and then reward them for achieving goals (promotions, new more interesting work etc.).
    • Path-Goal Theory Different Leadership behaviors are applied to different environments and different subordinates to achieve desired outcomes. The behaviors are: Directive - lets followers know what is expected. Achievement - sets goals and expects followers to perform at their highest levels. Participative - consults with followers and uses their suggestions. Supportive - is friendly and show s concern for his followers.
    • Leading a Meeting: Meetings need to be focused with an agenda and a chair person All participating need specific roles and common goals The atmosphere needs to be Win-Win There should ideally be a desire for collaboration that supports the overall needs of the team while respecting individual needs
    • Leadership Vision; What is your leadership vision? What gets you passionate about business? What industry do you want to work in? Where do you want to be 5-10 years after graduation : Moving up in company management or running your own business?