All entries for Monday 06 February 2012
February 06, 2012
After some really interesting activities of the leadership module today and the discussion followed, Paul mentioned that leaders are not to be liked, but to be respected. And actually this is true!
It doesn't matter if you like or not the person who leads. But, in order the leader to be effective he/she needs to be respected by the followers. And respect is difficulty earned and easily lost! That is why some leadership styles might be more appropriate than others. Nevertheless, the actions that leaders do to gain their followers play vital role too. Followers need to be respected as well, and think that their opinion has the same value of that of the leader.
Leaders need to always bare in mind that when people respect and not fear them, it's likely to do their best, give that extra voluntary effort and ultimetly 'serve' leaders' purpose...