Two Factors in Evaluating Effective Leadership
Leadership plays an significant role in the success of the organization. Northehouse pointed that leadership is the process through which the individual influences and facilitates a group of individuals to accomplish a common goal(5). A person in one situation can be a leader, but in another one might not be a leader. One main reason for this is that different organization context and task match various requirements for the leaders. The complexity of leadership makes it difficult to evaluate, but there are always some common factors to consider. In my opinion, the most important two factors in evaluating leadership are sociability and organizatioal skill. Effective leadership can not exist without good sociability. Sociability is a leader's inclination to seek out pleasant social relationships. Northouse noted researchers studying the style approach determined that there are two general kinds of behaviors in leadership: task behaviors and relationship behaviors(75). Leaders with socialability not only focus on the task, but also emphasizes the important of relationship. They treat the employees as human beings, instead of treating them as a kind of tools to finish the task. Sampson stated that leaders with sociability rarely act at a loss for words, and their nonverbal behaviors display confidence when engaging with others(4). There are many advantages of sociability. First of all, the leader can make the subordinates understand what they should do and how they do it. With good sociability, the subordinates are not likely to misunderstand the task. Then, leaders are able to know what the employees most want, thus they can motivate them effectively. Some incentive plans in the organization are failed to stimulus the employees to work hard mainly because the rewards are not what the employees expect. Moreover, employees feel free to report to the leader when they find there are some mistakes or...
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