All entries for Saturday 12 March 2016
March 12, 2016
EFFECTIVE LEADERS OR DISENGAGED EMPLOYEES?
Working on the leadership PMA is a continuous discovery of different people behaviours, traits, and ways of thinking, and this is the part that I most enjoy in this assignment.
Moreover, having experienced the process of leading during my LE module two weeks ago and studying more in depth the different leadership approaches, has generated in me a stronger conviction that leading is “only” about supporting your followers, acting as a role model, and guiding them towards continuous improvements. Therefore, I firmly believe that Transformational, Strategic, Teamwork and Creative leadership styles are the most powerful approaches that effective leaders should adopt.
On the other hand, I personally believe that there are others leadership theories that I think could not help leaders to be effective; rather I believe that those approaches, putting at the heart of the leading process the leader, can only promote an ineffective leadership. HOW A LEADER CAN BE EFFECTIVE IF HE/SHE BELIEVES THAT EVERYTHING ROTATE AROUND himself/herself? To be honest, I do not have an answer to this question! However, I think that this is the main reason why an always-higher number of employees are disengaged. Therefore, I truly believe that IT IS IMPERATIVE FOR LEADERS SHIFTING THEIR PERSPECTIVE FROM A SELFISH AND PROFIT-DRIVEN STYLE TO A MORE SHARED ONE.