BUS: 610 Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Dr. Leo Smith
February 5, 2012
Personal Leadership Strategies and Interventions
Effective leadership is a collaboration of individual style and execution of strategies. Successful leaders understand and implement tactics which motivate and influence employees to accomplish stated objectives. Regardless of the circumstances, the role of leadership is inherently tied to personality traits.
Leadership and Personality Traits While there are various components that make up leadership traits, individual personality characteristics have a direct bearing on the development process of good leadership. Style plays an intricate part in how leaders motivate, influence subordinates and accomplish objectives. Variations of personality and leadership presentations are precisely what determine positive or negative outcomes. Just as circumstances vary, approaches to matters must also adapt. In other words, there is no specific type of leadership that is applicable to every situation. Thus, it is incumbent upon overseers to acquire knowledge, skills and impart information in a manner that is easily understood by workers. “Leaders apply their skills and knowledge and motivate others to work harder and achieve certain goals. Leadership skills can be learned, but the knowledge which a leader possesses is influenced by certain traits and attributes like character, ethics, values and beliefs” (Bhattacharyya).
Proficient leadership strategies require the ability to first self-govern before one can successfully manage others. Demonstrating exemplary conduct rooted in honesty, fairness, consideration and possessing adequate knowledge are relevant fractions of leadership. Upon developing and applying these measures to supervising others, participative management can be achieved. This approach engages employees to directly participate in setting
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