Leadership Case Write Up

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¡§Managers are people who do things right, while leaders are people who do the right thing¡¨. - Warren Bennis, Ph.D. On Becoming a Leader

This expression provides only a small amount of difference, which differentiate leader and manager. Despite the fact these two, at first glance absolutely not corresponding words, refer to various notions (leader is the set of personal traits, and manager may also be the set of traits, but more often it is referred to as an occupation), they may be compared if we consider leader as the higher level, the next step in the career ladder of the common manager. Leaders are required to do not more than others, but everything they can and it is the explanation of why they are called leaders. Leaders should not be forced into or asked for some actions, they are expected to make extraordinary, not common actions, which will help the company to develop and move further. Consequently, leaders are not individuals accomplishing the task; they pursue excellence, and in doing so, they have to engage in the whole process of leadership, i.e. to set the goals (tasks) for himself, and to complete it successfully. The basic actions performed by the leaders consist of the four basic actions: empowering, sharing, coaching and stretching. Due to these actions leader can support his/her competence in managing through leadership. Thus, empowering implies the ability to back up others achieve their potential to get more efficient organizational behavior. Empowering needs facilitating circumstances which can help individuals to self-actualize themselves and acknowledge the value of his/her working results, and encouraging the personnel to both professional and personal growth. Empowering is a great tool used to reach an aim and develop self-esteem in people, and together with this the ability for an individual to express himself/herself better, thus providing better performance. Sharing is the...
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