Leadership : An Organization 's Human Capital

958 WordsJul 27, 20154 Pages
My Interviewee name is Dashawn Smith; he is senior manager with Gate gourmet Inc., Atlanta-US. He joined the company 5 years ago as a supervisor before he was promoted to senior Manager. The journey to becoming a leader goes down the path of the courageous follower. Without the follower, no one can lead. Being a courageous follower is the leader’s first challenge. Leadership is courageous action that emerges at the intersection of competency, trustworthy relationship, and a meaningful expression of purpose. Leaders have the courage to be loyal challengers, to stand when it matters, to fight for what they believe in- therein lays the basis of trust. Leadership ability transcends intellect; it happens at the synergistic confluence of one’s intelligence, emotions, and spirit. Leadership is defined as the social and informal sources of influence that you use to inspire action taken by others. It means mobilizing others to want to struggle towards a common goal. Great leaders help build an organization’s human capital, then motivate individual to take concerted action Manager are responsible for the process of getting activities completed efficiently with and through other people and settling and achieving the firm’s goals through the execution of basic management functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Differences between Managers and Leaders I. Counting value vs creating value- II. Circles of influence vs circles of power- just as managers have subordinates
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