What is Leadership?
Power, Capability, Influence or even top dog! The words above are one of many words that may describe leadership. I believe leadership is a process by which people are influenced by others to accomplish an objective, which directs the organization in a way that makes it much more cohesive and coherent. Leaders can carry out this process by applying their “leadership” abilities, such as ethics, values, character, knowledge, beliefs, and skills. Leadership flows through a work place and is noticed in the role of the leader.
When thinking about the traits that make up a good leader the first thing that comes to mind is communication. An effective and efficient leader must be able to communicate their vision to the organization. In order to accomplish such goals and tasks they must be effectively articulated and communicated to each level of the department. Also as a leader you must also be able to effectively communicate with not only their whole department but also with the whole community. Political figures usually show these types of qualities and with successful communication with the public, aides with successful leadership throughout.
Now, a good leader must be a team player willing to share all the duties with people around them. Good leaders work with all groups to make them all better, if the vision of the organization is equally shared, all staff should have equal ownership and responsibility to obtain the goals of the organization.
Motivation is one big responsibility for a leader. Creating an energetic atmosphere that engulfs the work place can make work exciting for everyone. Whether it is giving an inspiring speech or just sitting down to visit with your employees, every little touch helps. We all know that when motivation is up production is also up. Creating an atmosphere that is enjoyable to show up to is the first step in becoming an effective leader.
Another important trait is the ability to be honest and dependable....