Effective Leadership

2729 Words Oct 28th, 2013 11 Pages
Effective Leaders

Abstract

Leadership is the process of using power and influence to navigate followers to achieve a specific goal. The purpose of this paper is to explain that effective leaders must hone specific traits that are indispensable for managing organizations successfully. This paper explores the techniques, approaches, and practices that make leaders powerful, influential and efficient. Additionally, to help define effective leadership, a case study is analyzed based on personal experience of cooperating with a district supervisor who employs effective leadership strategies. While analyzing the leader’s behavioral patterns and implemented strategies, it
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Power is used to influence its’ followers reach optimal job performance and increase productivity (Colquitt, Lepine & Wesson 2013). According to Malos, supervisors must understand how use the influence of power to wield the direction of employees to meet the goals of the company (Malos 2011).
Moreover, an executive’s decisions should be clear and organized when utilizing their authority. It allows employees to perform their jobs better because the directives are clear. Woiceshyn explains, a study called Neuro-Cognitive that discusses the relationship between the “conscious, reasoning mind of the manager, and (subconscious) intuition of a subordinate” (Woiceshyn, 2011, p. 315). The manager is the example of the conscious mind, which is in charge of acquiring knowledge and therefore stores and retrieves information. They then delegate it to subordinates, which are the (subconscious-mind) intuition. If, the manager is unorganized and fails to give proper instructions, it will make the decision- making difficult. However, on the other hand, if the supervisor is logically organized, the subordinates will collect and retrieve knowledge more effectively. How effectively a manger delegates his/her decisions, will ultimately affect employee’s job performances; thus leadership should be clear and organized. (Woiceshyn 2011).
Moreover, in dynamic environments, leaders should be unwavering in the midst of a crisis. If an administrator does not have the emotional

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