I remember being young and relating leadership with the military. I didn’t grow up as an “army kid” I just envisioned leadership as sergeant giving orders and the soldiers completing whatever task he or she shouted and the story ended in success- boy did I have it wrong. Although the Commanding leadership style was very common and still widespread, it rarely involves praise and frequently uses criticism and though it can be very effective in a crisis, it weakens morale and job satisfaction. Even the modern military has come to recognize its limited usefulness.
Do what I say- I’m the boss…Think again
According to the Wall Street Journal “Guide to Management”- by Allan Murray
Leadership is less about your needs, and more about the needs of the people and the organization you are leading and should be adapt to the particular demands of the situation, particular requirements of the people and the challenges facing the organization.
Check out these great quotes that can provide personal inspiration and can also be used to educate others.
- You manage things; you lead people. -Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
- Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.-Jack Welch
- You don’t need a title to be a leader.-Author Unknown
- Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it’s amazing what they can accomplish.- Sam Walton
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