BASIC LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS
1. Leadershipa. Definition Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective or task, or sway their decision and opinions[i]; Leadership also mean to direct the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent; or to influence a group of individuals to reach a common goal.[ii]b. Two types of Leadership Process leadership[iii] – these are leaders that acquires their leadership skills and knowledge thru leadership training, workshop and seminars; Trait leadership – a common knowledge that leaders are born and not made.c. Four Factors of Leadership[iv] Leader - You must have an honest understanding of who you are, what you know, and what you can do as a leader to be able to lead effectively; Followers – they are the direct recipient of leadership Communication – there must be continuous and two-way communication between leaders and followers and much of it is nonverbal in form; Situation – the circumstance when the leadership is exercised and followed. No situations are the same. You must always use your judgment to decide the best course of action and style needed for each situation.d. Legitimacy of Leadership[v] Assigned Leadership – the authority to lead is vested in a particular position a leader occupies like a manager, supervisor, lead, etc; Emergent Leadership – the authority to lead comes directly from the follower who thinks that the group’s goal could be best achieved under your leadership.2. Bass' Theory of Leadership[vi]a. Bass' theory of leadership list down the three basic ways to explain how people become leaders: Trait theory - some personality traits may lead people to be appointed or led naturally into leadership roles; Great Events Theory – a crisis or important event may cause a person to be appointed or assumed leadership role; Process Leadership theory – basically argues that...
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