Review And Reflection On Characteristics Of Leadership

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Article Review and Reflection on Characteristics of Leadership Professor Muhammad Ahmed Qadri’s (2016) article, “The Concept of Applied Leadership in the Contemporary World” classifies components and types of leadership to identify as you assess today’s leaders or seek to develop into a leadership role yourself. The article distinguishes between leaders and managers, defines the principles of leadership, lists various types of leadership and highlights the unique challenges for leaders in politics and public policy. After elaborating on these key components, I will share how I hope to apply these findings to develop myself as a leader and for personal growth within the MMOL program. The article contrasts the roles of a leader and a…show more content…
The leader must live his or her life in accordance with these principles as to set the example for their team in order to achieve the desired result. • A Clear Vision: Having a goal and a plan to get there. • Effective Planning: A comprehensive outline guiding the group or team. • Inspiration and Motivation: Sharing the vision with a group and getting them to achieve it. • New Ideas: Being open to a change in the plan or goal due to input by a team member. • Employee Relations: Fostering a sense of cohesion between the leader and the individual group members. • Crisis Management: Having a plan and implementing it to counteract problems or conflicts. • Creating Confidence and Building Morale: Training, encouraging and trusting the group to take initiative while trying to achieve the group goal or vision (Qadri, 2016, p. 18-19). Like two artists that begin with the same tray of watercolors, but end with two very different works of art, two different leaders can apply these principles and end up leading in two very different styles. The eight types or styles of leadership presented by Qadri (2016) are: Autocratic, bureaucratic, cross-cultural, religious, community, Laissez Faire, situational and team leadership (p. 19-20). Not only is the leader’s style determined by their beliefs and application of principles, but also by the situation and/or environment they are influencing. Based on
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