June 23, 2014
The role of a leader is very important in any organization. Leadership styles have a direct and unique impact on the work environment and the success of an organization. A leader is someone who individuals look up to for guidance and support. Leaders are those individuals who are chosen to ensure that an organization’s goal is carried out. This paper analyzes the different attributes and styles of leaders, as well as looking at the leadership role of my current supervisor.
Daniel Goleman’s research has identified six distinct leadership styles that stemmed from different components of emotional intelligence. “These leadership styles …show more content…
A good leader must demonstrate the qualities that they want to see in their employees. For example at organizations like Starbucks and McDonalds the order takers are always friendly and greet you with a smile. This is a part of their customer focus, so a leader must be able to demonstrate these same qualities. If you saw your leader being rude or mean to customers yet they are always telling you to be nice this would be seen as a contradiction. Then you as the employee could lose respect for the leader because they are not effectively demonstrating what they want to be done. An effective leader must be able to lead by …show more content…
Conflict is something that is inevitable, however it is important as a leader to show how you handle conflict that separates you from being a good or a bad leader. Conflict is a common workplace situation that arises. Because an organization is composed of many different individuals conflicts are seen as being unavoidable. Conflict involves and influences many factors. If there is conflict present in an organization than that can lead to employees attention being focused on the conflict and not focused on their job and their work productivity. Conflict also creates tensions. Conflict can sometimes arise when management is unable to communicate the direction of the company to employees. Conflict will begin as employees are allowed to interpret change within the company in their own way. Groups in conflict tend not to collaborate on new ideas. When conflict goes unresolved it can be difficult to create new ideas the company needs to solve problems it is facing. When conflict management is successful, there are limited negative effects and the company can move forward in a productive manner. When management does not offer conflict resolution, there can be many negative effects on the company. Understanding the negative effects of conflict an organization is