There are many definitions to define effective leadership. A Clear objective, Care taker, Finisher, inspirational, leads by example and list goes so on. Leadership is the ability to mobilize an effort to “head shot” to help the leader to achieve the ambitious goals. This quality can be obtained by observing the behavior of the leaders who deploy these skills or incrementally to “stretch” the leader’s efforts to build employee commitment.
Power of the position of leader can only control the enthusiasm and dedication of the staff today. Employees must be convinced that the objectives are achievable, understand that their achievement will give a personal reward and be inspired to make their own contributions with full force. To generate the necessary support from everyone in the organization, the leader must put leadership ahead: he must be loud and clear about message and take every opportunity to demonstrate, passion for his goal. Unless he shows how much he cares about, is to make the care of others and his plan can be viewed as another flavor of the ice-cream.
Some leaders think they need to communicate their objectives to the workforce through internal media of the organization. Allowing instant communication with a large number of employees, assuming they make the effort to connect.
All this is useful because it allows you to repeat the message of the leader, which is crucial to make an impact. But using the media is not a substitute for interacting with people face to face. Media cannot express the intensity of feeling the leader’s plan almost as though no human contact. The fact that the leader left the comfort of the office to communicate with employees, gives the meaning of the message.
The leader must make his point very clear and consistent. He should take every opportunity to speak from the heart in personal meetings with employees. This allows the leader to expresses his message with absolute clarity and address any concerns, employees may have about it. There is an additional reward: perspectives of employees on various issues will pass unfiltered.
The leader can miss understand his subordinates, especially if he is new. He may come from a company whose employees are appreciated a lot of money, but said the new concept of “Good guy”. Judgments from the direct relationships of trust are necessary, because even a small change, which is contrary to the culture, can have a big impact.
The subordinates could also misunderstand the leader. The leader may have served for many years but have not been very visible. Unconsciously, the leader may send mixed signals. Occupying a corner office or walnut panel in the middle of the room? Each makes a statement of values. With these and other selections, project their true selves.
Personal interaction with employees can take many forms. The Director may make presentations before large groups in auditoriums. It can be smaller, more informal meetings of department or function-centered in which participants feel free to ask more questions. When the leader looks at these meetings, without the usual entourage of direct reports to indicate that it is easily accessible and considers the interaction.
– Khuram Munir
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