Introduce to Leadership and Style

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Running head: LEADERSHIP AND STYLELeadership and StyleName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1LEADERSHIP AND STYLETable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Discussion..................................................................................................................................2Howard Schultz......................................................................................................................3His leadership skills...............................................................................................................4Conclusion..................................................................................................................................7References..................................................................................................................................9
2LEADERSHIP AND STYLEIntroductionThe word “leadership” has a variety of images. One can be a political leader, schoolleader, business leader and many more. A leader helps others to choose the right path andtake the right decision. They set a vision and a new direction, influence others to follow theirdirection and create something that is new and original. A transformational leader can changemany lives and earn appreciation from others (Schoemaker, Krupp & Howland, 2013).The report throws light on the qualities a successful leader should have along with theleadership theories including followers, organizational culture and change management. Agood leader requires certain number of skills which help them interact positively with theirfollowers. One needs to communicate succinctly and clearly with his/her followers to explainthe goals of the organization (Smith et al., 2012).The report highlights the leadership skills of a most successful leader, HowardSchultz and how he became the man behind the most successful coffee brand of the world. Inaddition to this, the report contains few leadership qualities that would help someone gainknowledge on how to become a successful leader.DiscussionBecoming a good and effective leader is not an easy thing. It is a time taking process.One needs to learn a lot and practice the leadership qualities until and unless he/she becomesa part of it. An effective leader must have certain qualities. Those are discussed here. Firstly,a leader must be able to succinctly and clearly communicate his/her ideas and opinionsamong the followers. He/she should always be available to discuss about issues and problemswith his/her followers. Secondly, a leader should constantly motivate and inspire his/herfollowers in order to encourage passion and productivity (Johansen, 2012).
3LEADERSHIP AND STYLE Thirdly, a leader single handedly cannot achieve the goals of an organization.Constant help and support from the members is necessary. Fourthly, a leader has loads ofresponsibilities towards his/her followers. If a leader is ineffective, then he/she may have achance of losing respect from the members. Therefore, a leader must not have commitmentissues and be responsible towards the members (Robertson, 2016).Howard SchultzModern day business professionals are aware of the fact that to achieve their goals,they must learn and adopt certain leadership skills. Such an inspirational leader is HowardSchultz, who changed millions of lives and encouraged many. Howard Schultz is the manbehind the most successful coffee cup of the world. The Starbucks CEO started of being poorto creating billions, inspired us to dream bigger and better every day. Born to a poor Jewishfamily, on July 19, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, Schultz had to face many hardships in hislife (Drennan & Richey, 2012).Schultz was just another employee when Starbucks had only four stores. He was sentto a trip to Italy for Starbucks, where he felt that the business Starbucks was in was wrong.When he returned, he was determined to change the business pattern. He was ready tointroduce his new concepts, but the company’s founder was a bit doubtful in the beginning(Leavy, 2016). After much convincing, his ideas and thoughts were applied, leading to thecompany’s success. Howard poured his heart into the company. Even he faced manydifficulties and went through the roughest period of his life. When his ideas were disregarded,he felt like he was being beaten and kicked out of the company. His dedication andperseverance pushed him to the success (Daft, 2014).

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