February 06, 2012

….. As a leader.

On first exercise of Leadership style I voted myself to explore me as a leader and it was awesome experience for me. As this is the only exercise in which leaders are given specific styles to perform when doing exercise, and I got a style of leadership, which was actually opposite of my natural behaviour so I got lot more opportunity to think and work out of my comfort zone and obvious in a safe environment. I got charismatic style leadership; Charismatic leaders tend to be very good listeners and motivator. Charismatic leaders inspire followers and by doing so they lead the team. The main motive behind my style of leadership was to inspire team members as much as can and lead the team to build a taller or attractive tower. manier times I don’t try to inspire someone, instead of that I like to seat back and be as a follower. I do this because I like to listen more and talk less, but today I put myself forward in this exercise and I really enjoyed doing that. I learned a lot of things form such a small exercise also this exercise gave me a confidence. As my team mates were not known what type of leadership style I am following, and at the end of exercise most of them gave feedback that I was really tried to inspire all of them in different ways in different situation and that what I was supposed to do.

This exercise taught me about how to manage team by inspiring. Also I got an overview of other leadership styles as well like autocratic, democratic and laissez-faire leadership styles and what are the positive and negative points of each leadership style. I think one can adapt any style, which is suitable for them, and they can also change their style situation to situation.

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