is the art of organising the work to be done, and motivating people to achieve
Energy and Enthusiasm
of these Leadership Skills will be inherent in a Person’s personality and
character, others will need to be developed through training and experience.
Leadership – able to motivate others and develop team spirit
Able to draw different departments together to work effectively
Recognises Key Issues and focusses attention on them
Able to formulate alternative solutions to problems
Diplomatic, demonstrates fairness and strength in the face of conflict
are 5 main styles of Leadership these being
: Leaders are Authoritative and
expect unquestioning obedience to orders with no opportunity for employees to be
involved in the decision-making process. The group tends to be dependent on the
leader and is usually unable to operate independently. This can quite often lead
to frustration because it stifles people’s initiative and relies upon the
qualities of the leader to work successfully.
: Leaders believe in consulting employees and allowing them to share in
decision-making. This participation help’s to increase workers’ job
satisfaction, morale and commitment to the organisation’s objectives. It
relies, however, on good communications, is usually time consuming and can lead
to the undermining of management control.
: Or constitutional leaders manage by acting in accordance with the ‘rule
book’. Thus there is little opportunity for workers’ initiative and
flexibility but what is expected of them is always clear and consistent.
: These type of Leaders are common in Japan. They manage by showing concern for
workers’ welfare in return for loyalty and hard work.
: Leaders set clear objectives for subordinates and then allow them, within very
broad parameters, the freedom and responsibility to achieve the objectives. The
style of leadership motivates enthusiastic workers but its success is dependent
upon the competence
and integrity of employees.