LTB: QUALITIES OF GOOD LEADERS

This unit talks about qualities of good leaders

what are the qualities of good leaders? What makes them successful? Think of some of the greatest leaders of all time. What made them stand out from others? We may

think of adjectives such as “heroic,” “charismatic,” and “strategic.” These are all leadership qualities, but what really makes for a strong and successful leader?

Successful leaders are able to influence others. They use their in-nate qualities to inspire a workforce, a team, or a nation to achieve goals. Leaders can see beyond themselves and beyond the task at hand to look at achieving long-term goals by utilizing their strengths com-bined with the strengths of others. Effective leaders are able to manage relationships with others and create positive outcomes.

Winston Churchill often comes to mind as one of the greatest leaders in history. He was a talented orator and politician, but what made Churchill a phenomenal leader was his ability to mobilize and strengthen the will of his people through his words and policies. Al-though his strategic actions were often criticized at the time for being impulsive, Churchill allowed his belief in democracy and his intoler-ance for fascism to dictate his wartime policies. It was not only his pas-sion for the policies but his ability to carry out his plans that made him a successful leader.

Leadership, such as that demonstrated by Churchill, is about in-spiring others and doing the right thing. Leaders make change happen, but their values remain steady and unchanging. Most leaders not only have a long-term perspective on goals, but they also have innovative ways of achieving their goals.

World leaders and business leaders alike can create triumph from disasters. Leaders learn from failure and have a steadfastness of pur-pose that keeps them focused on a goal or objective in spite of near-term setbacks or adverse conditions. Leaders are flexible in their execution and will make midcourse corrections and iterative improve-ments—leaders “bend but don’t break.” They inspire those around them to stretch and do their best to fulfill the organizational mission. Leaders are able to energize those around them in order to create de-sired results without compromising their ethical standards.

Leadership, such as that demonstrated by Churchill, is about in-spiring others and doing the right thing. Leaders make change happen, but their values remain steady and unchanging. Most leaders not only have a long-term perspective on goals, but they also have innovative ways of achieving their goals.

World leaders and business leaders alike can create triumph from disasters. Leaders learn from failure and have a steadfastness of pur-pose that keeps them focused on a goal or objective in spite of near-term setbacks or adverse conditions. Leaders are flexible in their execution and will make midcourse corrections and iterative improve-ments—leaders “bend but don’t break.” They inspire those around them to stretch and do their best to fulfill the organizational mission. Leaders are able to energize those around them in order to create de-sired results without compromising their ethical standards.

LEADERSHIP VERSUS MANAGEMENT

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.—Peter F. Drucker


Although sometimes used synonymously, leadership and management can be quite different. Leaders may be managers, but not all managers are leaders. So just what are the differences?

While managers tend to have their eyes on the bottom line, lead-ers are more often looking toward the horizon, trying to find new op-portunities for growth and development. A manager is usually satisfied with the status quo, whereas the leader is often challenging it.

Leadership often involves reinventing the job; strong leaders create their role in an organization or in the world system. Managers are often responsible for executing the task at hand, not thinking of future goals. Managers are responsible for maintaining, but leaders look to in-novate. Managers may involve employees in their activities, but often on a “need to know” basis. Leaders, in contrast, work to inspire those around them by trying to help others gain personal growth and devel-opment from their activities and by turning weaknesses into strengths.

Companies that have “leader-managers” throughout the corporate hierarchy are the most successful.

Source:TLFeBOOK

ASSIGNMENT : QUALITIES OF GOOD LEADERS Assignment MARKS : 10  DURATION : 1 week, 3 days

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