Leadership

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Leadership

  1. 1. LEADERSHIP leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
  2. 2. Effective leadership is based upon ideas, but won't happen unless those ideas can be communicated to others in a way that engages them.
  3. 3. The leader is the inspiration and director of the action. He is the person in the group that possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that makes others want to follow his direction.
  4. 4. In Business, leadership is welded to performance. Those who are viewed as effective leaders are those who increase their company's bottom lines.
  5. 5. Business Leadership
  6. 6. Effective Business Leadership Demands A Captain Of The Ship. Leadership Is Active Not Passive. It’s Is A Winning Combination Of Personnel Traits And Ability To Think And Act As A Leader, A person who directs the activities of others for the good of all.
  7. 7. Effective Business Leadership
  8. 8. A Leader Plans So good leaders analyze and plan and adapt their plans to new circumstances and opportunities The core of business leadership is being proactive rather than reactive. Sure, leaders are good in crises - but that doesn't mean they sit around letting crises develop. Leadership involves identifying potential problems and solving them before they reach crisis proportions – and the ability to identify and reap potential windfalls.
  9. 9. A Leader Has A Vision So if we don’t have one already, take first step towards business leadership by creating a Vision Statement for business. Because it embodies our dreams and our passions. Vision Is Essential To Good Leadership. Vision Provides Direction And Without Direction, There’s Not Much Point To All That Planning; our Small Business Will Still Flail About.
  10. 10. A Leader Shares Vision And other people will start to see you as a person who's "going places". Your business leadership skills will grow as you and other people recognize you as a person with leadership potential. Sharing leadership vision helps Vision grow and Business Leadership Develop. As you tell your leadership vision to others, you will strengthen your own belief in your vision and strengthen your determination to make your leadership vision become reality.
  11. 11. A Leader Takes Charge Leaders can't just "talk a good game" to be a leader; he need to act and to be seen as taking effective action for the good of your small business. At this stage of Business Leadership, puts together it’s planning and leadership vision and take action. Whether it's implementing a specific plan to improve business's bottom line or responding to a crisis. Leader is the one who makes the decisions and sees that the appropriate actions are carried out.
  12. 12. A Leader Inspires Through Example We can all name many actions of other people whom we admire, but what inspires us is the integrity that gives these actions meaning. Leadership Is Defined Through Action. In developing Business Leadership Skills, one have to act in ways that are fitting to Leadership Vision and itself - all the time.
  13. 13. The Value Of Business Leadership But On the positive side, Anyone who is willing to make the effort can become a Good Leader. Learning To Be A Leader Isn't Easy Because It Takes A Conscious Commitment And Consistent Effort To Develop One's Business Leadership Skills.
  14. 14. 5 Laws of Leadership You Must Never Forget
  15. 15. Leadership Law #1: Never Delay A Decision That Must Be Made.
  16. 16. Leadership Law #2: When you want something specific done, say so specifically, using clear, plain language.
  17. 17. Never Answer Every Employee's Every Question. Leadership Law #3: If employees are asking because they’re stupid, get rid of them. If they are decent employees asking because they do not know, then teach them.
  18. 18. Leadership Law #4: Give Employees Room To Do Their Job. Then let them do their job. But, don't forget to check back later, since you still have management responsibilities. Even your top performers need clear expectations. Give them a target. Provide resources and guidance. Remove obstacles when necessary.
  19. 19. Employees Need Their Managers To Be Leaders. Leadership Law #5: Employee would like to have a friend, but they need a leader if they want to be successful.
  20. 20. 10 Ways to Become a Better Leader 1. Learn More About Your Leadership Style 2. Encourage Creativity 3. Serve As a Role Model 4. Be Passionate 6. Have a Positive Attitude 5. Listen and Communicate Effectively 7. Encourage People to Make Contributions 8. Motivate Your Followers 9. Offer Rewards and Recognition 10. Keep Trying New Things
  21. 21. Once you've determine which areas need some work, you can begin looking for ways to improve your leadership abilities. Understanding Leadership Style Is Essential. What are your strengths? Which areas need some improvement? 1. Learn More About Your Leadership Style One way to start assessing skills is to take this leadership style quiz to get a general idea of how you lead. Once you have completed the quiz, read about the major characteristics of your dominant style. Are these qualities helping or hindering your leadership?
  22. 22. 2. Encourage Creativity Intellectual stimulation is one of the hallmarks of transformational leadership. Followers need to be encouraged to express their creativity. Effective leaders should offer new challenges with ample support to achieve these goals. One way to foster creativity is to offer challenges to group members, making sure that the goals are within the grasp of their abilities. The purpose of this type of exercise is to get people to stretch their limits, but to not become discouraged by barriers to success.
  23. 23. 3. Serve As a Role Model They walk the walk and talk the talk. As a result, group members admire these leaders and work to emulate these behaviours Idealized influence is another of the four key components of transformational leadership. Transformational leaders exemplify the behaviours and characteristics that they encourage in their followers. To become a better leader, work on modelling the qualities that would like to see in your team members.
  24. 24. 4. Be Passionate • Great leaders are not just focused on getting group members to finish tasks; they have a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the projects they work on. • Start by thinking of different ways that you can express zeal. Let people know that you care about their progress. • When one person shares something with the rest of the group, be sure to tell them how much you appreciate such contributions.
  25. 25. 5. Listen and Communicate Effectively • Transformational leadership involves a focus on providing one-on-one communication with group members. • Good leaders should express sincere care and concern for the members of their group both verbally and nonverbally. • By keeping the lines of communication open, these leaders can ensure that group members feel able to make contributions and receive recognition for their achievements.
  26. 26. 6. Have a Positive Attitude
  27. 27. 7. Encourage People to Make Contributions • Leaders who encourage involvement from group members are often referred to as democratic or participative leaders. • While they retain the final say over all decisions, they encourage team members to take an active role in coming up with ideas and plans. Let the members of your team know that you welcome their ideas.
  28. 28. 8. Motivate Your Followers
  29. 29. 9. Offer Rewards and Recognition • A good leader knows that offering effective recognition and rewards is one of the best ways to help followers feel appreciated and happy. • It may also come as no surprise that happy people tend to perform better at work. According to researchers Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, leaders can help group members feel happier by offering help, removing barriers to success and rewarding strong efforts.
  30. 30. 10. Keep Trying New Things Who says leadership is a one-way relationship? As you work toward honing your leadership skills, don't forget to look to your followers for feedback an inspiration. Pay attention to the things that have been effective in the past and always be on the lookout for new ways to inspire, motivate and reward group members.
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