Much has been written about leadership: rules, guidelines, trends, and human histories of inspiring leaders throughout the history of the world. But there are certain ideas of leadership that we fail to see and read in books. Here is a brief list of things you think you know about leadership.
Leaders come with different spices.
There are different types of leaders. You are likely to encounter more than one type in your lifetime. Organized leaders are those we elect to positions or positions, such as senators, members of Congress, and presidents of local parties.. Both formal and informal leaders from a combination of leadership styles.
Three basic styles of
- Lewin’s leadership – authoritarian, participatory, and missional
- Likert’s four leadership styles – exploitative, benevolent, consultative and participatory
- Goleman’s six styles of personal leadership – vision, coaching, collaboration, democracy, pacesetting set, and discipline.
Leadership is a process of being.
While some people seem to be born with natural leadership qualities, they may fail to develop their full potential without proper nature and exposure. So just like learning to ride a bike, you can also learn how to be a leader and sharpen your leadership skills. Information on leadership ideas and skills can be officially acquired through registration for leadership conferences, workshops, and conferences. Daily interactions with people provide the opportunity to maintain and practice leadership beliefs. Together, formal and informal learning will help you gain leadership positions, gain leadership insights, and advance the learning cycle. You don’t become a leader in one day and then you stop. Lifelong learning is essential to being a good leader, because each day brings new experiences that put your knowledge, skills and attitude to the test.
Leadership starts with you.
- A good way to develop leadership qualities is to apply them in your life. As the saying goes, “action speaks louder than words.” Leaders are always in the light. Remember that your loyalty as a leader depends to a large extent on your actions:
- Your communication with your family, friends, and coworkers.
- Your approach to managing your personal and organizational responsibilities.
- Even the way you talk to a newspaper dealer across the street.
- Repetitive actions become habits. Habits, on the other hand, form a person’s personality. Steven Covey’s book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People provides a good insight into gaining personal leadership.
Leadership was shared.
Leadership is not the responsibility of one person but rather the shared responsibility among members of the emerging party. The leader belongs to the group. Each member has responsibilities to fulfil. Organized leadership positions simply do not feel obligated without their responsibilities as party members. Effective leadership requires members to do their part of the work. Starting as just a group of people, members, and leaders working to build a working group. In this light, social media plays a major role in leadership. Learning to work together requires strong trust between and between leaders and members of the emerging team. Where there is mutual respect, the trust built, and self-esteem is built.
Leadership styles depend on the situation.
How did dictatorship work in Singapore but not in the United States of America? Apart from culture, beliefs, price system, and form of government, the current state of the nation also affects the leadership styles used by its official leaders. . Most of the time, leaders use a combination of leadership styles depending on the situation. In emergencies such as wars and disasters, decision-making is a matter of life and death
Therefore, a national leader cannot negotiate with all departments to make important decisions. The case is different in times of peace and order – the various sectors and other organs of state can co-operate freely and participate in governance. Another case is in the lead. When employees highly motivate and competent, a combination of dynamic and balanced leadership styles is most appropriate. But if staff low-skilled and low-level, a combination of high-level training, high-level support, and high administrative behaviour from organizational leaders is needed.
Now as you are reminded of these things remember that there are always ideas that we think we already know; the ideas we take for granted are very useful information in leadership.