Strategic Leadership and Practice: Essay

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Strategic leadership and practice:
Essay 1
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1
MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1
Introduction to leadership and practice.......................................................................................1
Strategic leadership.....................................................................................................................2
Anatomy of strategic leadership..................................................................................................2
Strategic decision making process..............................................................................................3
Different styles and theories of leadership..................................................................................3
Justification of chosen leadership style.......................................................................................6
CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................7
REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTION
Strategic leadership is that skill which influence the peoples in order to make better
decision so that it helps to lead a business towards a long term success when a business is
maintaining a short term financial stability. The chosen company for this report is Afia
international Company who produces edible oils and ghee in better quality and its headquarter is
in Saudi Arabia and the firm not have more than 60 employees. The report main aim is to lead a
business towards a success by using the best leadership style and also increases the performance
of the employees so that they give their 100% efforts. Further report describe different leadership
style and theories and among them, which style is best suited for the leaders of quoted firm in
order to raise the company's performance by increasing the performance of their employees.
MAIN BODY
Introduction to leadership and practice
Leadership is the action that lead entire team and individual in order to achieve the goals.
Even the leaders are also influence from the employee behavior in different ways but only they
set the vision, always motivates the employees and provide them guidance so that they help them
to achieve the goals of the firm. The role of leadership in Afia is as describe:
Invigorate trust: The leader of quoted firm have to develop trust among the employees
so that they can help them to achieve the goal of a company. Apart from this, through their
effective communication skill, the leader of the firm will easily influence the employees
Antonakis & Day, (2017).
Create vision: Their main role in to create vision in which they have to define in which
direction the team has to go to achieve the goals.
Execute strategy: It is another role which the leader of Afia played in which the
manager assign the roles to their employees and at that time leader of the firm have to develop
strategy in order to attain the goals. Due to having a strong vision, the company's leaders execute
the strategy.
Monitoring: After executing the strategy, the company's leaders then monitor the
performance of their employees. On the other side, they also support or motivates those
employees who are not able to perform well with a team. Apart from this, while monitoring, if
they found disturbance, then immediately conduct a training session in order to raise the level of
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performance Grint and et.al., (2016). This shows the role of leadership in Afia International
Company.
Strategic leadership
Strategic leadership refers to that ability in which the leaders influence others to make the
decision which leads towards long term success of an organization. If leaders of Afia are
strategic then it helps to run a business in better way and also improve the performance level.
There are some principles of strategic leadership, such as:
Distribute responsibility: it is one of the biggest principle of strategic leadership in
which strategic leaders gain their skills through practice and even they also require a fair amount
of autonomy. Apart from this, the leader should push the power downward and empowering the
peoples at all levels in order to make better decisions Western, (2019).
Be honest and open regarding information: Due to limiting communication, the
leaders of the company are sometimes did not be honesty and ready to share the information with
heir employees. But a strategic leader is not doing so such that they keep influence their
employees and try to motivate their employees for their higher performance.
Execute different strategy: It is the responsibilities of the strategic leader to keep
execute different strategy because they have good vision and better innovative thinking that
helps them to achieve the aim of the company in better way DuBrin, (2015). In the context of
Afia International Company, it is also quite necessary for the firm to take some strategic
leadership action in order to improve the performance of their employees.
Anatomy of strategic leadership
Leadership plays an effective role in the business environment and as the Anatomy of
strategic leadership, there are three types of leadership which are as follows:
Personal Leadership: It is the leader itself in which the person have the ability or the
skills which help them to make a good leader and they can also lead a business in forward
direction Covin, & Slevin, (2017). The common traits are strong vision, self-confidence, self-
discipline and honesty. If these are posses by the leaders then it will directly affect the business
in positive way.
Accountability leadership:These type of leaders are only responsible for the deeds such
that whatever the decisions are taken by the leaders, then they have to answer them accordingly
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