Report on Importance of Leadership

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Developing Research InformedLearning and Practice
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1Critical review of literature relating to the importance of leadership and leadership in SMEs.......1Critical appraisal of your learning preference.................................................................................5CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODUCTIONIn the organization there are different set of skills that are required and it is important thatworkers possess them so that they will be able to perform the roles effectively and efficiently(Pamfilie, Petcu and Draghici, 2012). Further, management have diverse departments in which itincludes managers and leaders who make sure that employees make use of their full potentialand support in achieving the goals and objectives. For all type of organizations whether big orsmall it requires leaders who will be able to guide and direct the employees to attract more andmore customers. This report covers importance of leadership and leadership in SMEs. Further, itcovers own learning outcomes on the programme. Critical review of literature relating to the importance of leadership andleadership in SMEsAccording to Swanson and Frederick, (2016) “leaders are people who do right things.Different people have diverse set of perception among over leadership” (Swanson and Frederick,2016). Further, at all aspects there are leaders who focus on understanding the behaviour ofpeople and make them understand thing as per their preferences. As per Chen, Eberly and Cheng,(2014) “around the world leadership is different for different people and person how understandand make systematic decision is a leader” (Chen, Eberly and Cheng, 2014). Moreover, there aredifferent type of leadership and it includes leadership in community, political area, campaigninggroups, religious, etc. There are different definition that can be made out of a leader. It thiscontext, leadership can be determined as a person who inspires and boost up the moral anddevelops willingness towards the work (Ibarra, Ely and Kolb, 2013). Further, they have inspiringvision for the organization and set out objectives that will help them to reach them. They set uppriorities and design path on which people will be able to understand the vision and support tomake it come true. Leaders provide live example and grab the attention of people and this makesthem to think and it boosts the moral of individual. They are hard workers and make sure that allthe given roles and responsibilities are fulfilled. According to Choudhary, Akhtar and Zaheer,(2013) “they understand each of the individuals and monitor them and identify the areas in whichthey lack” (Choudhary, Akhtar and Zaheer, 2013). Accordingly, they set out ways that helppeople to meet them out or reduce the gap in their performance. However, there are situations in1
which people do not prefer the way leaders treat and this is because individuals have different layout and preferences. At all aspects of business, leadership is highly important. They understand the real issueand make strategies which helps in reducing the gap. As per Maak, Pless and Voegtlin, (2016)“leadership can be determined as an important function of management that focus on understandindividuals and to raise their performance” (Maak, Pless and Voegtlin, 2016). Below given arethe importance of leadership:Initiates action: There are different policies that are followed at diverse organization.Leader is a person who would communicate all the policies and develop plan and makesubordinates understand it. Only after this the work for the day starts. Motivation: They play incentive role and are highly concerned with the work theyperform. In this context, they provide individuals with non-economic and economic rewards.This can be determined as strategies that are adopted to boost up individuals. Providing guidance:Goleman, Boyatzis and McKee, (2013) stated that “leaders not onlysupervise but they also provide them proper guidance to their subordinates” (Goleman, Boyatzisand McKee, 2013). This is highly helpful to increase the performance level of people.Develops confidence: There are situations in which individuals fail to put on their fullefforts to their work. However, leadership in such situation is very helpful as it enables todevelop confidence and trust over the work or performance.Builds moral: This can be determined as the willingness towards the work and indeveloping confidence in what ever a person does (Swanson and Frederick, 2016). Leadershipmakes the worker to boost up their moral in getting co-operation in order to raise theirperformance level. Builds work environment: Leaders have effective interaction with others and this ishighly helpful developing healthy environment in which people feel free to share their issues andproblems. Co-ordination: It understands the skills and capabilities that each of the individualpossess. In this context, leadership divide the work and make them perform accordingly. Thishelps in raising co-ordination and all work together to achieve common goals. In context with organizations, there are different type of leadership styles that can befollowed. All the leadership styles have their own benefits and merits (Hechanova and2

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