What Does Effective Leadership Mean Being Morally Good?

3099 Words Mar 23rd, 2015 13 Pages
MG112: Managing In A Global Context

SEMESTER 2 INDIVIDUAL ESSAY

QUESTION 2:
What makes an effective leader? To what extent does effective leadership mean being morally good?

WORD COUNT EXCLUDING COVER PAGE AND REFERENCES: 2498
WORD COUNT FOR ENTIRE ASSIGNMENT: 3082
DATE OF SUMMISSION: 23/03/2015
IRAKLIS ZIKIDIS
STUDENT NUMBER: 20144262

INTRODUCTION

Leadership can be defined as the ability of a company 's management to make sound decisions and inspire others to perform well (Investopedia, 2014). From the beginning of time, in the middle of all the major changes and historical events there where effective and motivated leaders having a wide sphere of influence and inspiring other groups of people to be creative and efficient. A leader is defined as a person or thing that holds a dominant or superior position within its field, and is able to exercise a high degree of control or influence over others (businessdictionary,2014).Leaders have always played a major role in the evolution of technology as well as in forming the very lifestyle of today’s society. Effective leaders are able to set and achieve challenging goals, to take swift and decisive action even in difficult situations, to outperform their competition, to take calculated risks and to persevere in the face of…
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