Working with Communities
May 03, 2015
The success of an organization or a business often mainly depends on its organizational structure and leadership. It has been established that for an organization to succeed, right leaders who exhibit distinguished organizational leadership skills must be at the helm of the management. Although the success of an organization does not solely depend on leadership, leadership plays the major and critical role in ensuring that all the other employees of that organization are guided through the best ways possible of achieving the organization’s vision and its objectives. Organizational leadership can be described as a double management approach that focuses on ensuring that individuals as well as groups of people in a workplace are provided with all the support they need so as to fully work in what they are best in. It is a unique type of leadership in which individuals are empowered so that they can lead on the various specific roles they carry out within the organization. In this type of leadership, the role of management team apart from offering administrative services, also have a duty to play in guiding and providing inspiration to all the staff (White, 2005). The leadership team also plays the role of drawing objectives and identifying the individuals who are going be guided to undertake various tasks such that the objectives and the set goals are realized within the stipulated time.
In organizational style of leadership, the top ranked management do not simply come up with what they think needs to be done or should be done and impose it on other junior staff, but instead, the management undertakes an assessment of its employees so as to better understand them and further properly define the goals of the organization so that they can bring all the employees together on board to work with the sole aim of achieving the set goals and objectives. Communication is an important key to success of this type of leadership (White, 2005). It enables free interaction between the management and the employees such that the employees can get a chance to share their opinions to the management. The management can then discover how they can work with them by finding out what the employees are good in, then they offer them support as well as guiding them to realize their full potential. In such a scenario, the employees will feel that their presence in the organization and their work is valued and hence will get motivated to strive harder to ensure that the organization succeeds. They will feel that they are part of the organization and they are the ones owning the mission and vision of the company, hence when the organization succeeds then they have also succeeded.
There are a number of attributes that make one to be described as a good leader. Generally, a leader is described as someone who has a vision, who is capable of communicating that vision to other people so clearly and vibrantly that they become so convinced by the vision and accept it as theirs too (Gupta, 2009). They can also be said to be people who have an understanding of what needs to be done so that a particular goal is achieve successfully. The role of a leader in any organization is to set the goals of the organization and put plans in place to help in working towards achieving the goals. Lastly he/she will have to manage the employees in implementing the plans that bring about the desired outcome. Good leaders have the following qualities: he/ she is confident in whatever he/she does, this confidence helps to inspire the other employees or team in the organization to become also confident in whatever they are undertaking. When the team is confident, they can easily achieve their goals because they will put more efforts to the tasks they are doing (White, 2005).
Good leaders are also orderly and organized; their actions are decisive and focused when faced with an...
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