Muna wa Wanjiru asked:
We can call leadership as a process of leading, an act of leading by one or more entities. Leadership can also be defined as ability or the capacity to change human behavior that can achieve a target assigned by leader. You can refer leadership as an extraordinary quality a man or a woman may posses. A person having leadership qualities may give direction or guidance to some other person. This is called â€œactualâ€ exercise of leadership. Emperors of very few countries have been able to give satisfactory leadership.
Leadership can have informal and formal aspects. Formal aspect can be seen in most business and political leadership while informal aspect can be seen in most friendships. Leadership, which is an abstract term usually, means entities that do the job of leading posses some leadership skills. Leadership qualities have the ability to inspire and influence many associates. Leadership process can be developed through a process of training, self-study, education and experience.
Leaders accomplish their tasks by applying leadership attributes such as values, ethics, knowledge, skills and beliefs. If you are a supervisor, managers then you have the authority to achieve certain tasks. This does not mean that you are the leader. You are just a boss. Leadership makes the associates want to accomplish high goals and not go bossing people around.
Some personality attributes may lead the person into leadership roles naturally
A hostile situation or an important event in a personâ€™s life may bring some extraordinary qualities in that ordinary person and the person may rise to that occasion. You can also learn leadership skills and choose to become great leaders. That is you can transform yourself to become a leader. The foundation of good leadership is having an honorable character and giving selfless service to your country or organization. Self-serving leaders may not be that effective as their associates only obey them. They do not follow the leader. A good leadership motivates and provides direction to its employees.
An effective leadership builds confidence and trust among its associates. Employee satisfaction is a vital key to effective leadership. Leadership should be able to effectively communicate with the employees. Effective communication is a key to winning companyâ€™s confidence and trust. In short, your leadership should be trustworthy.
In order to develop leadership qualities, you should seek self-improvement. You should strength your attributes. You should take responsibility as well as seek responsibility.
Find ways for your organization to achieve new heights. Develop your decision-making and problem solving skills. If things go wrong in your company do not blame your employees. Instead, take some corrective action and look for the next challenge. Make correct and timely decisions. Try to know your employees and take care of them. Make sure that tasks are well understood and accomplished. Try to develop a team spirit among your associates and employees. By doing this your employees will work to their full capabilities. Be technically proficient in your job and you should posses a good familiarity with the employees tasks.