The Role of a Leader

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When it comes to leadership everyone has their own idea or theory of what is required of a leader, how they should be perceived, and what skills it takes to be a leader. The information below shows how ethics, healthy communication, performance, power, and social perception are a part of being a leader in the business world. A leader in the business environment has to have high morals, understand, set a strong example of the actions they want their employees to emulate, exhibit that they are in charge, and have a good reputation. The role of a leader in each section is further dissected throughout this paper. Ethics, Character, and Personal Integrity The ethics, character, and personal integrity that a company has are import because…show more content…
When setbacks happen people are going to look towards the leader because he or she is the person who has to be positive in the times of dismay. When a leader is willing to work past obstacles it gives the employees the will and want to keep going because they see they aren’t alone. In the words of John Gardner(1990), "Commitment requires hard work in the heat of the day; it requires faithful exertion in behalf of chosen purposes and the enhancement of chosen values." Good communication skills in a leader are good because they have to be able to give orders and tell people how it’s supposed to be done. The way a leader communicates should be effective and task oriented this helps keep the project on schedule and help resolve conflict or misunderstandings. Although being able to elaborate of what and employee is supposed to be doing a leader should also be able to listen to problems and decode whatever the employee is trying to explain. A leader also has to be able to keep their feelings under control because body language is a part of having good communication because nonverbal cues can send out the wrong signal to employees. Being skilled in communication allows a person in leadership to manage the stress of the work place or small groups keeping the lines of communication open so workers or group member feel free

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