Leadership quality incorporates many of the diverse skills and the qualities, and for many of the people it does not come naturally. Good leader is a one who can find balance in managing, disciplining, delegating, instructing , encouraging, and sympathizing. Good leader do strives to accomplish the goal common among most of the leaders: to make the people believe in your vision, make them follow you, and do whatever it do takes to get a job done.
As the manager/leader, all the eyes are on you. You will be representing the company; do choose your words carefully, be confident leader, and do make your presence known without being haughty or condescending. No person wants to feel like as if they are at a bottom of totem pole, so as the leader, do relate to your employees, try to be on their level, and do set examples. The people like to emulate the leaders, and if you are conscious of all your actions, the people will follow your lead and will strive to reach the top. All the parties will profit.
Since the leadership is not inherent in most of the people, a wise leader must work with others to help them out to develop their own leadership skills and the style; education is the key factor to the successful leadership. It is not easy task to get everyone to work together amicably for good of the common goal, but this can be done. Good leader do sets a tone for each and every project and will helps to motivate a team to do the best it can do. Good leader also know to give credit to people who have done good job.
A leader should have:
· Vision of where he/she is going.
· Ability to do communicate well to the his/her followers.
· The shepherd’s heart for his/her people who work under.
· Understanding of a role of management as it will relates to the leadership.
· Deep desire to go on learning new things.
· Resolve to handle pain which comes with the leadership.
· Anointing of Spirit of the God in his/her life.
Leadership Development Model
We do live in a paradoxical world. At one level, we are been expected to learn the entire life, many of us who are spending 16 or more years getting the formal education. But no where in this process anyone did teach us how to learn to recall the things, so if even we are exposed to the sound ideas, most of them have been forgotten.
To make the matters worse, very few of us know how to turn the useful theory into a real world skills. Traditional training model still which is commonly been used is that if you do practice once, you will know how to do the things. A real world will not work like that, you should have to practice many times before the skills are been mastered.
A model stresses that the leadership skill development is learning how to master the process of skills development. To do that, we need a proper mixture of the feedback, the motivation, the practice and the theory.
We will provide the Skills Development Model so we can more quickly develop the expertise. It will minimizes the frustration by using the combination of sound theory combined with the repeated practice to have the individuals perfect skills and the behaviors.
Leadership Development Model Description
The skills development is only as good as a theory behind it. In the other words, before you could do practice, you should know and understand intellectually what should have to be done.
Let us say you do have a new fax machine. You just have explained a little bit of how a machine will work, bits, bites, the group 2 and group 3, dedicated lines and the digital. In fact, you just have explained a process to your trainee. Do you say, Here, you know do it, and simply walk away or actually show them all? Sometimes, it is better to show people what to do with the demonstration before a dreaded words, You try out.
Some of the leadership skill development efforts will require few minutes; others do take hundreds of hours. In a hundreds of hours category, we are becoming persuasive speaker. Even those with the great aptitude blessed with the large dose of the talent should practice endlessly to get really good.
On other hand, learning how to make the positive first impression it do takes less than 30 minutes since theory is not that complicated. However, one should still practice few number of times to get good at doing it.
The standard assessments are very good at measuring some of the things, but they cannot measure the motivation. In our development model, the person who is serious about the leadership skill development should be internally motivated to perfect a component skills required to be the transformational leader. It is unrealistic to expect any of the teacher or the coach to motivate a apathetic or a lazy to excel the leadership development.
The management professor have once mentioned that, “development of the leadership skills do requires feedback.” Unfortunately, the behavioral feedback is commonly not done in most of the training programs.
There exists two ways to get the feedback: do it yourself or let others to do it for you. But we recommend skilled coaches who can provide the positive and negative feedback.
This is a term for perfection to “become all that you can be.” This is the special state of the mind when the skill developed runs largely in a unconscious.
Leadership Passion Propulsion
Passion is known as a great motivator. It is this which gives a ultimate meaning to all your actions. Being fiercely passionate about the goals and the targets helps to give you the edge and will helps you a inch closer to the leadership position.
Step 1 - Define the passion in you:
What fires you up? For some of the people, answer to this question is been very obvious. For others, it is little more difficult.
If you are facing it difficult in giving definite answer set aside the 30 minutes to answer three of the following questions:
· How I want my life to be like when I am 60?
· What I should have to accomplished 5 years from now?
· What three things I want to do if I had only 6 months to live?
Each of the question will do have several answers. Choose a top three answers for each of the questions above.
Out of these nine goals which you have identified, pick out the three goals which do look most important to you. Obviously, these three goals are the things which are very important to you. You should be naturally passionate about achieving them: If not, then you should need to set the goals which are on the grander or the more beneficial scale!
Step 2 - Harness the Passion Energy
Once you have set out the inspirational goals, work out for what you should need to do to achieve these goals.
Identify a key information and the training you need to achieve them effectively, and also think through the tools which you may need and the people of whom you need support from on your way.
Make the professional, rational, well thought-through the plan. And then do use this plan to turn the goals into reality.
Ten Skills of Leadership
Getting and Giving the Information is probably important competency required of the leaders. If you cannot communicate effectively, then none other leadership skill will do compensate for this lack. First and the foremost thing is, you should be able to exchange the information effectively and accurately.
Understanding the Group Needs and Characteristics
It is very essential that we do first understand ourselves and our own needs and the characteristics. Only then we can know and understand the other people’s needs and characters. This understanding will hopefully come naturally as we mature, creeping over us like a ivy winding about the tree. By directly exploring and encouraging the discovery of these kinds of personality traits, we can do accelerate maturing of the leader, adding the fertilizer to ivy and the tree. About Understanding the Group Needs and the Characteristics
Knowing and Understanding the Group Resources
· Recognize the knowledge and the use of the group resources as the major technique in bringing the group together and creating a commitment to the common goals.
· Recognize that the resources are theoretically limitless, and that the leader’s and the group’s the ability to recognize and utilized the diverse resources tremendously affects what a group can accomplish.
· Involve more and more people in active leadership by giving each of them a part according to his or her resources.
· Evaluate a impact availability of the resources has on doing the job and maintaining a group.
Controlling a Group
· Recognize how his own behavior will influences and can control others.
· Distinguish between the controlling group performance and setting an example.
· Identify the control as the function of group, or of the facilitator, and advantages and disadvantages of each having this responsibility.
· Identify the different techniques for controlling the group performance and the suitability in a different situations.
· Deploy the group resources to best interests of a group while encouraging the personal growth.
· Evaluate the leadership performance in terms of the group performance.
Counseling is the private talk with someone which helps the individual to solve a personal problem. As a leader, people will do come to you with the problems. Because you are the leader, you will spot the people with problems. You cannot turn them away or will just let them suffer, because a ignored problem, if serious, almost inevitably will become a group problem. Counseling is been considered pretty difficult. The professional counselors, like the vocational counselors, clergymen, lawyers, bankers, teachers, psychiatrists and others, sometimes you will spend years learning how to counsel in their fields. People often will pay large amount of money to be counseled.
Setting an Example
Setting an Example is the personal behavior independent of any external influences. While very simple competency on its face, none is more important. Fail to demonstrate this competency to the members of your group, and you will be doomed to the negative results. No matter how good the line you talk, if you do not match it with your behavior, you will not get any respect and will find it increasingly difficult to get a group to work with you.
It might be more difficult under some of the circumstances to set the positive example, but that will not stop you! Setting an Example is where your backbone will show. If you have the character, if your character has the integrity–that is, if who you are on outside is been lined up with who you are on inside–you will accomplish a far more than you may imagine possible. For this kind of the leader, as long as he do takes care of all his follower’s needs, enjoys respect, loyalty, and love.
Representing a Group
Representing Group is accurately communicating to the non-group members a sum of the group members ideas, feelings, etc., and vice versa. A leader should represent his team on the great variety of the issues. Some of these issues and a need for the decision representing a group interests will be known well in advance; and others will not be.
Under any of the circumstances, to faithfully represent a group, you should:
· Fully understand nature of the problem.
· Know how a decision was been reached and be able to communicate this to others.
· Accurately and responsibly do communicate from and back to a original group.
· Realize that the other groups might derive their entire picture of the other group through you, the representative. You should be consistent, possess the integrity, and be fair to all the parties.
Effective use of the problem-solving will do more than any other competency to advance both getting a job done and keeping a group together. It is the “umbrella” competency in all its effect on the variety of issues. The problem-solving is useful both in the group situations and in the one-on-one.
Evaluation attitude is the predisposition to continually examine and analyze all our efforts. Evaluation is very critical component of cyclical learning process. It will not occur just formally at conclusion of the activities, but also informally as well, by all been involved, throughout a project or task. An Evaluation Attitude is one of the principals which form a basis of White Stag Leadership Development Program.
One who will apply this attitude or the technique will be aware continually of the objectives of his learning’s and will do attempt to measure his growth towards them.
Sharing the Leadership
Sharing a Leadership translates on one level into the “styles” of the leadership. Depending upon the job and a group, certain ways for a leader to work with a group will be more appropriate than the others. It will also identifies some generic roles groups have which can be distributed among all the members.
Sharing the leadership is a key function of the leader. Ability to extend herself, to accomplish the jobs greater than a person alone can handle, is one of a key elements of the society’s success today. Never has the society been so productive.