Effective Leadership Essay

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Effective Leadership in the Workplace
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Effective Leadership in the Workplace
What is leadership? Leadership or being a leader can be described in many different ways, but overall it means having to capacity to lead. In every business or organization they become effective and remain effective because of their leaders and their ability to inspire and lead. “Leadership has nothing to do with seniority or one’s position in the hierarchy of a company. Too many talk about a company’s leadership referring to the senior most executives in the organization. They are just that, senior executives. Leadership doesn’t automatically happen when you reach a certain pay grade. Hopefully you find it there, but there
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He stated, “to this day I still have not had a boss take interest in my work not to mention actually getting in the trench and getting his hands dirty. It was motivating and where I gained a new level of respect for you.” Demonstrating commitment of this level will not only earn you the respect of you employees, but it will also instill the importance of hard work amongst your staff. Another aspect of commitment is keeping your word and not only establishing yourself as a hard worker but as a fair leader. If you tell everyone that they can work a half day on Friday then hold true to your word. In the end your commitment will produce high quality work from your employees.
Being committed to the job also includes honesty. This where in the workplace you utilize your values and ethics to how you get the job done and how you hold yourself in the day to day. Look back at our first President, George Washington, and his infamous cherry tree story. His quote of “I cannot tell a lie…”, has set a tone and is still used as an example of ethics and integrity. Demonstrating your commitment to the job on a daily basis involves many things and hopefully we were all raised to put in an honest days work.
“Knowing what you want accomplished may seem clear in your head, but if you try to explain it to someone else

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