Organizational Leadership

Discusses the characteristics of strong and effective leadership.

This paper talks about the different qualities a person must have in order to be an effective leader. The paper lists vision, discipline, and dedication as some of the prerequisites of effective leadership. Different types of leadership styles are also discussed, as well as the differences in leadership styles between men and women.
“Are leaders born with the characteristics that can help them lead and manage situations and people? Or, can some leadership qualities be learned over time? This debate has winning arguments for both issues. In today’s world, the question of leadership and the impact of a leader on political, social and organizational development cannot be stressed enough. Leaders are able to identify their individual strengths and weaknesses; In addition, they have the ability to understand and evaluate their followers and the people with whom they surround themselves. The most important asset any leader can possess is vision. A leader without a vision may be able to motivate a group of people for some time using very topical and fleeting issues that might or might not affect the group. In order to be effective in the long-term, leaders have to be able to sell a plan or thought to his or her followers. Leaders need to provide followers with sufficient directions to attain the final goal and realize the mission of whatever dynamic they are leading. The ability of the leader to set goals and aims that can be attained with reasonable effort is important. Goals and dreams should be attainable; goals that appear very unrealistic and far-fetched will often act as a de-motivating force for the followers.”