Sample Assignment on Leadership And Management

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Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................11) What are the essential qualities or characteristics involved in being successful leader?.12) Can good leadership be developed if yes state how?.........................................................43) What is difference between leadership from management?..............................................54. what have you learnt about leadership from your experiences, on this course or elsewhere?7CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONLeadership can be stated as a provision in which people are influenced accordingly toattain set standard of objectives and directs the organization to make it more cohesive andcoherent. Effective leaders assist the business associates to perform better in the cut throatcompetitive world. Administration with effective leadership increases their workforce efficiencyso that desired goals can be achieved on time. However, successful leader is someone wholistens as well as communicates effectively to the audience. In order to become a successfulleader, one has to go through series of obstacles and challenges. However, to be a successfulleader some of the core characteristics are leadership motivation, compassion, Achievementdrive cognitive ability, honesty, self confidence and integrity. This report covers what are thenecessary qualities or characteristics which are needed for a successful leader (Amanchukwu,and Ololube, 2015). Moreover, throw-light on can good and effective leadership be developedand if yes states how. However, differences between leadership and management is discussed sothat concept can be more clear. As well as highlight own idea about leadership learned so far.1) What are the essential qualities or characteristics involved in being successful leader?In an organization successful leader is someone who actively listens , give priority aswell as communicates effectively to the people. In the cut throat competitive world to become asuccessful leader one has to go through series of obstacles and challenges in the market in orderto nourish their skills and competences. However, some of the core characteristics which areneeded to be a successful leader are Achievement drive, leadership motivation, self confidence,compassion, cognitive ability, honesty and integrity. Some of the theories are explained asfollows:Lewin's leadership stylesAccording to Kurt Lewin there are three crucial behaviour style that successful leaderused while leading others. In the market there are leadership style that act as blueprint to theleaders which are explained as follows:Authoritarian:In this case the style point that leaders use the power of their position tomake decision and does not delegate authority to subordinates (Bolden, 2016). Those who adoptthis style are considered as dictator who exert their decisions on others. Therefore, it is notconsidered appropriate in organizational context as it leads to high turnover .Strengths:1
This theory brings quick results as compared to other forms of leadership.As there is no room for discussion there is no conflicts in the workforce.Weakness:Lack of creative thinking.In the organisation Causes high turnover.Participative:This style involves democratic way of leading and influencing people.Under this, leaders besides expressing the company's objectives to members, suggestions arealso encouraged from them. Though, decision making lies in the hands of leaders only. It isconsidered effective as creative solutions of problems can be identified and morale of workforceis improved.Strengths:Brings positive and creative results.Formulate wider participation.Weakness:Discussion with each member can lead to delay in decision making.There are some employees who may not be comfortable with this style.Delegative:This style is also known as Laissez-Faire style. Under this, leader delegatescomplete responsibility to all the members of group which involves setting goals, makingstrategies and taking decision (Bush and Middlewood, 2019).Strengths:It ensures high employee engagementIncrease in expertise in workforce.Weakness:Members can take excessive advantage of situation.Inappropriate decisions are taken due to members lack of knowledge and experience.Most of the successful leaders adopt participative leadership as it ensures right amount ofbalance between authority and responsibility.It allows employees to be initiativesand also giveassurance that they can rely on the leader to make right decisions.Traits theory:All the leaders in the world have few things in common. These things arelinked to traits possessed by the individual. It is well known fact that great leaders havedistinctive set of traits. The extent to which these qualities are present differs from person to2
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