During this week, I found myself several times reflecting on leadership and on its deeper meaning and this has led me to many thoughts. Well, even though I believe that there is not an absolute definition that can be considered satisfying in fully describing it, because of its multifaceted essence, I found one that I think contains most of the leadership features:
“The sum of all the intellectual and behavioural characteristics that allow the leader to bring people together for the same goal”.
In other words, leaders should understand that what drives people are feeling and emotions (intrinsic motivations) thus, listening and effectively communicating with them for building trust relationships, is imperative for an effective leadership. In this view, the psychological side of leadership become crucial! In fact, leaders have to show interest for their people and they have to help them in developing their intellectual and technical skills. Doing so, it will be a win-win game where the follower can genuinely give all of its best for achieving its goals and the leader will have an always more capable team that can achieve higher targets.
Do you guys think that it happens in the real word?
I believe that it should be interesting discussing about what happens in most companies around the word, considering also our previous experience. We could learn even more from this module, what do you think?