Leadership – conclusions

153So that concludes our look at leadership, and what makes an effective leader. I hope you have found the revision and enhancement of past modules useful.

I designed and wrote this group of modules in response to feedback from users of this site and our sister sites. They asked for more information on this wide ranging subject, and for follow up material on the topic of Leadership. So I decided we should take an in-depth look at Leadership and consider all aspects of it.



So to address the question that you have asked me –what is Leadership? How can you become a better Leader?

So I hope I have demonstrated that you can become a better leader by deconstructing leadership skills into the component parts, and showing you that you can develop and polish your leadership skills to improve your leadership abilities and behaviour . That you can be perceived as an effective leader who can deploy an armoury of skills that enable you to command respect and authority. The combination of these individual skills is powerful, once your skills begin merging together to form a behavior pattern which marks you out as a leader. This behavior will become automatic and you will begin to be perceived as a Leader in this way without even thinking about it

But don’t forget that what sets leaders apart is the Vision. The Vision to see solutions, effect transformational change, and signpost the Vision to their team to have it implemented.

Does this mean you have to invent something as fundamental as the World Wide Web, or envisage a step changing technology such as a search engine?

No.

Having Vision is about looking ahead, seeing a way to improve things, a transformation, and making the changes happening your world, wherever that is.. So look around you. What could be done better by your company, your department?

I have seen managers who believe their brief is to maintain the “status quo “, keep on a steady course, and ensure things do not deteriorate under their command. That is management, and poor management at that. Because if you don’t move forward, as your competitor do, you are effectively going backwards as you are overtaken by those competitors.

I want you to be a great Manager, a Leader who can see what needs to be improved and find a way to deliver that improvement. Someone who can influence others, persuade them that your Vision is correct, influence them to change things.

So use your skills to manage your area effectively. Delegate to your staff, coach them, free up your management time to allow you to concentrate on delivering and exceeding targets, seeing potential improvements, striving for success for you and your business

Adopt the management style that will help your team perform to the best of their ability. Do what you can to eliminate barriers to performance such as conflict within the team. Make sure your meetings are effective, everyone’s time is respected. Don’t rob your staff of their time, help them to manage it effectively by using your time effectively.

Remember to Listen Actively and Communicate Effectively. Conduct an effective Performance Management Programme. Motivate your staff using whatever tools are at your disposal. And always take the time to listen to your staff and build a personal relationship with each and every one of them

And use the time you have created for yourself by Effective Management to consider Leading your team to a higher level. It takes time and headspace to do this. You must clear your mind and actively think about how to improve matters.

Thank you for listening and reading. Enjoy improving the situation around you and developing your Leadership abilities

Comments

Leadership – conclusions — 81 Comments

  1. Your projections are all reality, considering the various point of action as an effective leader or manager, critically dealing with situation appropriately using your leadership ability as source of knowledge.
    Being to the point, I’m confidently please to say, I greatly appreciate your effort.
    Best regards.

  2. Thanks for making me get to know more in management i have now improved my skills in leadership and management.
    Thanks

  3. Thanks for makes us get to know more in management i have now improved my skills in leadership and management Thanks

  4. The blind appreciate sight the most. informative structure like this direct the must. so Am taking this platform to say ” thank you” for the tireless effort put in place to give more light to persons like me lectures ON MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHINP.indeed you are a leader.God bless.hoping I will get a chance working with you.

  5. Thank you so much. I pray and trust to put this knowledge into action and become a true leader and manager. Thank you very much! All these years I have been a leader and manager but never knew the defference between the two.

  6. Thank you and God bless you so much for this lesson.
    It really impact full.

  7. It is inspring lesson and intelligetly explained to improve the weak areas in the living community around us
    Thank you

  8. Thanks so much for the educative lectures.

    But I have one question I wanted guidance; I am in Publicservice but want to do some business, which business is most appropriate for instance;
    1. Agriculture
    2. Education
    3. Transport
    4. Restaurant
    …………

  9. Good lessons. I am much grateful for the lessons. Please when are we to write the exams. And how do we get the certificates?

  10. I have received the lessons as blessings in my life.They have made me to become a better leader.Thank you very much and may God bless you.

  11. It has really been a good journey with you into the management skills and a lot has been picked.Thank you a lot for we are now good managers.

  12. Thank you so much for your lessons as they are very useful in listening to some teacher’s speech on this subject.I’m grateful to you and your effort.

  13. highly inspiring and good for those of us in managerial positions to learn more about an insight into the difference between management and leadership. the write up is very good. i hope there be more for us to read and learn from you.thanks

  14. Thank you for this lesson of leadership whish one give me the good education for my life

  15. it have a wonderful moment going through these lessons very informative and educative,with the knowledge so far I have a managerial ability to be a good leader tanks

  16. Thank you for the conclusion of our look at leadership,I have learn a lot and I hope to go be all the directions to be a good and better leader. I will also learn, enjoy improving the situation around me by developing my Leadership abilities.

    Thank you so much for the good lessons.

  17. Very informative and I like the section that speaks about active listening, because when you engage your staff and they know the WHY! of doing something you get buy in,hence they are more willing to carry out instructions and they will feel a part of the initiative