All entries for Tuesday 14 February 2012
February 14, 2012
Leaders – The strength within.
What is leadership?
Is it influencing people? Is it giving directions? Is it supporting people?
I think to be a true leader one has first to be strong inside, i.e., within himself. I came to the LE module knowing there are certain people who don't want me in the team. Initially I was thinking that I should get my team changed (it would have been very easy). But then when at the end of the day I sat down with myself and asked myself, would that really help me? Am I not strong enough within to be able to stand up to people who do not like me. Because not everyone in this world is going to be found of you and then you can not run away from everyone or every situation.
The values that a person caries are the foundation of a good leader. I think a good leader should never hold any malice or bad feeling regarding any one within himself as this would certainly influence his reasonable thinking. Is it the Urban terorrist within your team to be blamed or then have you really put in the effort to make him a star?
Types of leaders
A leader displays different types of leaderships depending upon the type of members that comprise his team
1. He is Autocrative.........if the team consists of people who are looking for direction
2. He is Democratise.......if the team is looking to contributing
3. He follows the lassies fair style ........if the team is highly creative and not wanting interference.
4. He follows the Chirismatic (inspiring) style.......if the team is enthusiastic and looking for praise.
A leader will have to adopt to one of the styles and may have to change from one style to another depending upon the situation.It is so true that a leader is a function of : leader, group and situation