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Nowadays lot leaders are not nature born leaders. People develop themselves being a good leader through training and experience they had before. In the world full of competition, successful businesses leaders need to handle all kinds of situation.  Good leaders in the organisation lead his or her subordinators successfully and give them clear direction of goals in the organisation. The final result can be achieved effectively and efficiently.

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Communication skills

 

A good leader should be a good communicator. Communications occur all the time around organization. Good communicator can make the conversation effectively in order to express his or her opinion and ideas clearly and accurately to those people work for them. The thoughts of the leader should be clear identified to their employees offer them the right direction. Communications happen between two or more people, as a good communication leader you can correct exchange information and get feedback accurately.

Styles of charismatic leaders seem not only possess a great sense of strategic vision but also master good communication skills. To inspire people, they use colourful language and exciting metaphors and analogies. (Durbin, 2001, p.64)

 

Motivation

Motivation plays another important role in the good leadership. What makes the followers of the leader keen on their job and work for them for sure? Motivate the employees in a positive way can make them happier to work in the organization and work for their leader. Keep them in a high mood for the long run is challenge task for all leaders. Leaders need to think and put fresh creativity challengers in to the tasks in order to motivate their employees efficiently.

Some good leaders may act as strong achievement, passion to work beyond money and status.

 

Teamwork

Teamwork consider as the essential work of the good leadership.

Become part of the team as leader him or self is also important for both leader and workers. Good leaders realised that his or her employees are more than just employees. Workers are people have their own needs in their own life to satisfy. The motivation can be all thoughts of things in order to courage them work for the company and achieve the organisation goals effectively and efficiently.

 

Formulating a vision

Charismatic leaders are visionary because they offer an exciting image of where the organisation is headed and how to get there. (Durbin, 2001, p.64)  They usually have ability to sense the deficiencies of the existing situation and untapped opportunities.

 

A qualified leader should be responsible and always make right decisions especially in tough conditions. She or he is also required to be able to solve all kinds of problems, balance relationships within the organizations and have excellent communication skills.

A good leader in meantime, he or she has analysis skills, desire of learning new things, strong communication ability, nature born organization skills and hard working attitude will of course help me to be a good leader.

A successful company leader should not only have a wide range of knowledge but also an acuminous sense of market trend and be able to steer the company to right   directions. Leadership is a combination of talent and experience, trustworthy.

Among them Chester Bernard’s philosophy caters for my appetite most. Chester Bernard regards a good leader as the ability of a superior to influence the behaviour of a subordinate or group and persuade them to follow a particular course of action (Chester Bernard, 2005). To convert his classic wisdom into a simple way, leadership is a combination of influence. Every leader has their own way of influencing their idea and philosophy to their followers. Sometimes, leaders no matter he or she is leading a company or even a country, they act as a catalyst and impose their influence via some simple words and deeds to lead their organisation to make things happen. Although imposing influence seems to a common point for all leaders, different leaders still have different ways to realise this depends on their background and conditions. Some leaders like to get their hands dirty by participating in every detail things through which get recognized by their followers and then lead the team to hit the target. Some other leaders prefer to build up the trustworthy within the group and help individuals to realize their own leadership potentials.

A directive leader will emphasize formal activities such as planning, organizing, and controlling. Accordingly, as a supportive leader, he or she always shows in a supportive manner and concerns for group members’ well-being and fosters an emotionally supportive atmosphere in their group. While an achievement-oriented leader will set challenging goals, raise the target bar, and expect improving performance from their team members. A leader should have combination of these activities in order to lead his or her people well (Durbin, 2001, p. 156).

Be professional. He has to fully understand his job and be familiar with his organisation’s tasks.

Courage

Most of the business leaders have their own courage and vision expend their business overseas. Leaders try to things that they never done before. First try gave a goal and ambition to rapid growth of the business.

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Daniel Goleman found that effective leaders have a high degree of emotional intelligence which include self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills (Harvard Business review, 2001).

 

Self-awareness

Leaders have the ability to understand their moods, emotions and effect on other people they work with. Self-confidence can be the most important thing to others as a leader. Some leaders lead the whole company; others may lead the whole country.

To be a good leader, you should know yourself. A leader who has little understanding of his or her own characteristic strength, weakness and skills will never be able to lead his or her team to success.

Understanding human nature and culture could be very critical.

Nowadays, with the advance of globalisation, there is no doubt that leaders should always know human needs, emotions, and how people respond to stress, particularly people with different culture background.

A good leader always has a good sense on situation. Things are always changing and what you do correctly today may not be applicable in tomorrow’s situation. You have to choose the best action and show your leadership style everyday situation by situation.

 

Self-regulation

Leaders think before their actual act. Most of the leaders are trustworthy to their subordinators. They are open to change and accept others opinions more over they have strong ability to control their mood.  

Last but not least, implement your idea. The only way to achieve good result get improved is through practice. A leader should always trust him or her and lead the team to realise their dreams by practicing, practicing and practicing.

Be a person with good character traits. It is quite obvious that a good leader first of all should be a good person who has honesty, commitment, courage and imagination.  Be a respectable leader not only because of technical professional but also characteristic professional by showing people with dedication, passion and integrity.

To be a good leader is not just the leadership skills that they have. It is also about their personality traits.

 

Empathy

Leaders understand emotions and have high tolerance towards people and things

Good leaders usually sensitive to cross culture issues. Leaders always have a clear understanding of what his customer want and serve clients better.

 

Social skills

Social skills situational leadership effectiveness in leading change managing relationship and built net work.

Leaders not only have the ability to lead but also have good personality traits to leading his or her people. They are really confident to deal all thoughts of people and give different decisions. They are trustworthy by their subordinators.

 

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Charismatic

The term Charisma of is used in political science and sociology to describe a subset of leaders who “by force of their personal abilities are capable of having profound and extraordinary effects on followers” (House & Baetz, 1979, P. 399). Hence, a person who has a charismatic would receive a high level of loyalty from their fellows. Thus, charismatic is a key qualities of transformational leadership (Durbin and Dalglish, 2002, P. 79).

Gender

Jon L. Pierce & John W. Newstrom drawn conclusion from their analysis that the argument of males and females leading in the same way should be very substantially revised, likewise, the view, that men and women have distinctive, gender-stereotypic leadership styles also requires revision. It means that there is not exactly answer in this point.

Charisma

Dubrin and Dalglish (2002, P. 73-75) provide: Create visions for others; Be enthusiastic, optimistic, and energetic; Be sensibly persistent; Remember names of people; Make an impressive appearance; Be candid and Display an in-your-face attitude.

 

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