Module 8607-522 Becoming an Effective Leader Name: Keith Casaletto ID: 0231792M Table of Contents Understand own ability to fulfil key responsibilities of the leadership role 3 Be able to evaluate own ability to lead others 5 Personal development plan 7 Conclusion 8 References 9 Becoming an Effective Leader My own experience in leadership has been achieved during the last three and a half years working at Lufthansa technic Malta. The company has been operating in Malta for the last 12 years in which there has been a rapid growth in the company operations creating opportunities and developments. For the last two years I’ve had the opportunity to start working as a shop leader, developing my skills and gaining …show more content…
It is used where an environment is dangerous and a specific set of procedures are necessary. In my department the use of hazardous and toxic products is routine. As a leader it is a must to set strict rules and procedures that every team member must follow and work with. It is my responsibility to communicate and ensure that every individual wears the personal protective equipment provided by the company when working with hazardous and toxic products. Due to the investment in aviation maintenance, the majority of projects have to be completed in a short time even with the involvement of heavy workloads. In these situations motivation and passion of each and every individual tends to drop, and there is a tendency to cut corners. For example, team members tend to work in toxic environment without the personal protective equipment or the improper use of tools. In these situations as a leader it’s important to set achievable and realistic goals. In this manner you will motivate all the team mentally and even physically, so they will be able to achieve their goals. As a leader to keep my integrity is important. I have to be able to distinguish right from wrong when it comes to the decisions I make and even more when safety is involved. I have to make every individual in the team aware of the consequences they can end up with, if the personal protective equipment is not used when needed (Cherry,
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Leadership at times can be a complex topic to delve into and may appear to be a simple and graspable concept for a certain few. Leadership skills are not simply acquired through position, seniority, pay scale, or the amount of titles an individual holds but is a characteristic acquired or is an innate trait for the fortunate few who possess it. Leadership can be misconstrued with management; a manager “manages” the daily operations of a company’s work while a leader envisions, influences, and empowers the individuals around them.
Effective leaders opt to implement a specific type of leadership style as a result of their personalities and job experiences, and apply it to their organizational structure. However, that particular type of leadership style a leader utilizes may not apply to every job situation (Peak et al., 2010). In order to be an effective leader, an individual must acquire the three basic leadership skills and they are as follows: (1) human relations; (2) conceptual skills; and (3) technical skills (Haberfeld, 2013). Additionally, a skillful leader must also be proficient in motivating, communicating, and problem solving (Hess & Orthmann, 2012).
“At times of change or dealing with uncertainty or in a crisis-- that is when the best leader will shine” (Ellis, 2016). A leader who can work effectively in a complicated, unpredictable situation is a competent leader and he tirelessly works to improve his capabilities (Ledlow & Coppola, 2010). All great leaders are known for communicating effectively what they want to achieve. They are visionaries who have the ability to lead others toward a shared goal (Gibson & Weber, 2015).
Leaders complain that cutting-edge communication technology often takes away time needed to think and reflect on decisions. At the touch of a finger questions and answers can be sent, reports can be generated and one-on-one communication can be established virtually anywhere in the world. Perhaps what these leaders are really saying is that they are resisting change. Technology is here to stay and leaders have to get on board and become proficient in it’s use because many of the people that are being led are very proficient in the latest I pads, IPods, cell phones, email, Skype, and many other forms of communication. If a leader is being pounded with so many messages that the thought process is being impaired, I suggest turning off your I Pad and taking time out to speak with Jesus, lest we allow anything or anybody to separate us from hearing and understanding what Jesus intends for us to do.
In today’s competitive world, leadership skills are crucial for both personal and professional development. Leadership is an important function of management which helps an individual or a business to maximize efficiency and to achieve goals. Leadership has different meanings to various authors.Most commonly, leadership is defined as influence, that is, the art of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals. (Koontz). Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of either formal or informal group in the task of goal setting and goal achievement. A leader is one whose magnetic personality innervates people for some cause. Not by words, but by their actions is
I consider myself part of many teams one of them being my freshman mentor group. Our group was chosen by us putting people we would like to work with on a card. Then Mrs. Hawkins put us in the group we are now. All of us mentors knew each other but we had never worked as a team together in our certain group. Our job is to mentor the freshmen, tutor them, and just help them with anything they might need. In order to get this objective done effectively, we must each take our on part seriously.
An effective leader is someone who is passionate about their goals and knows how to motivate, inspire, and influence others to come together and work as one to reach a common goal and conduct compelling and important changes. The realization of some kind of qualitative or quantitative result because of the actions and influences of an organizations leader is essentially how to evaluate their effectiveness. The characteristics of effectiveness, of course, depend on the goals of the leader and the organization. The fundamental characteristics of what makes an effective leader are mostly universal, however, the characteristics of leader effectiveness from one organization to another may have unique
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This report will investigate on the effective leadership and the need for the leaders to lead from behind and put others in front in the occurrence of nice things and to take the front line when there is a danger. The quote means that leadership should be a collective activity where the leader understands all his followers and includes all of them in his leadership activity. Through the years, leadership has been outlined in many means. Northhouse (2010) quoted that leadership is “a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.” (p. 3). As noted by Rauch and Behling (1984, p.46), Leadership is “the process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement.” In the movie, Mandela shows exemplary leadership qualities to unite the divided people of South Africa through Rugby and has proved as a transformational, charismatic and inspirational leader. In addition, this report will also analyze the leadership theories and demonstrate different styles of leadership Mandela implemented in the movie, which aided him to triumph what many other leaders have never accomplished.
“What do effective leaders do to remain effective?” was a question that I proposed to my Leadership Application Program Speakers Round Table Class. In response I received a number of answers from personality traits to emotional intelligence. Leadership is a word that can be defined in many different ways. In the article “Leadership That Gets Results” they take the time and breakdown the six different steps of leadership, the six styles are coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting and coaching. The late David McClelland, a noted Harvard University psychologist, found that leaders with strengths in a critical mass of six or more emotional intelligence
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I believe good leaders have the desire and willpower to become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. I think one of a leaders’ main goals should be to inspire their workers into higher levels of teamwork, which can be acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders should constantly be working and studying to improve their leadership skills. Leadership is defined as a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Leaders carry out this process by applying their leadership attributes, such as beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge, and