leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal.
Put even more simply, the leader is the inspiration and director of the action.
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The person who possesses the combination of personality and leadership skills that make others want to follow his direction.
We tend to use terms interchangeably.
Leadership involves more.
To be effective, a leader certainly has to manage the resources at her disposal.
But leadership also involves communicating, inspiring, and supervising.
There are people who seem to be naturally endowed with more leadership skills than others.
The best estimates offered by research are that
Inborn quality being assertive extrovert empathic
Steve Jobs is a classic example of someone who was probably not born to be a leader. When the company was under intense competition
and the future direction of the business
he was eventually rehired
went on to develop the revolutionary products
By all accounts, Steve Jobs was a mercurial genius who early in his career routinely yelled at employees. He was intolerant of anything he viewed as failure.
Being honest with others
He began to moderate some of his more negative traits and have more empathy for others. Realizing that people have limits.
Perhaps because he was for years estranged from his own daughter, he tried to be a father figure to his employees and develop a sense of work-life balance.
He was forced to cut staff and was quoted as expressing concern for families of employees that were laid off.
Change should be driven by intrinsic motivators, those things that tug at people’s sense of equity and feelings of service or accomplishment. – John Shultz
Competition and cooperation can work when used together to achieve the right outcome for the right reason.
Competition – win-loose situation / not good for relationships and relationships are crucial when leading change.
Winning seeks compliance. It relies on the manager to persuade, cajole or demand people into accepting a vision for change. And sooner or later this approach fails.
In most situations, cooperation is needed, where people work together for mutual benefit to achieve a shared business objective.
Success is not achieved by overcoming others but by encouraging cooperation.
Cooperation propels the organization forward.
Let’s take a closer look.
The change leader fully appreciate what people are saying and has sufficient self-esteem to hear critical feedback.
As such, they are equally happy to follow as to lead.
The cooperative leader style
They should be compassionate.
They portray themselves with honesty and integrity.
Above all, they can move on and move the team forward. Their example motivates and builds confidence. Progress is made.
Change leaders know how to communicate the vision and how to encourage and listen to divergent points of view.
Cooperative leadership is not about working together in harmony, it is about finding the best path to a solution. This is achieved when employees have a say in what happens.
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cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for
engage them in the process or project.
There is such a thing as healthy competition that builds up the team culture of our organization, however often times competition is about us using our influence and power for ourselves. When we do that, we lose credibility, our influence decreases, and we miss out on the great opportunities to fight for the highest possible good.
Being stingy with giving others opportunities
Cooperation is mutually beneficial and the results are significant.