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Introduction Opportunities for leadership occur everyday, so that even the most reluctant individuals occasionally find themselves in charge. The better prepared they are to meet these leadership challenges, the more readily they develop new skill and increase their confidence and personal insight. Leadership skill can be acquired through training and effort even if background, modesty, lack of confidence or inexperience create self-doubt. This process often begins when individual discover that they have qualitries and strengths usually associated with leadership. They then surprise themselves with their own inner resources. When this kind of inner strength is revealed, its existence is not easily forgotten. Regular exercise of new-found strength produces further achievement and a sense of self-fulfilment so that growth leads to growth. The key factor of leadership is divided into smaller approaches. Leadership and management are two distinctive and complementary systems of action. Each has its own function and characteristic activities. One reason leadership takes precedence is that leaders are the people who decide what needs to be done and the ones who make things happen. Employees believe that organisational successes and failures are linked to leadership. Effective leaders are flexible when deciding which leadership style is the best one for their group at any given time. Power and authority are exposed through leadership style and some writers propose there are three basic styles. These are divided into behavioural, contingency and also trait approaches. ...read more.

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With this leaders can decide what needs to developed and therefore now future performance can be improved. Trait approaches are break down into several parts. Firstly, would be the physical characteristic where looks, appearance and dressing take place. Social characteristic plays a part in the personal factors. This can create more ability for leaders to get with others. In this characteristic, communication plays a big rate. All of work and social exchange depends upon communication. It also means for sharing ideas, feelings and resources. When communication breaks down, disagreement and misunderstanding immediately occur. Listening and speaking are the foundations of communication. They both contribute in equal measure to the development of socially skilled information exchange. Researchers highlight five essentials features of clear and effective communication and refer them as social skills. Socially skilled communications are divided into 5 categories. Firstly would be the goal-directed category. When there are clear goals for the exchange of ideas or information. It is easier to recognize when communication is complete. Discussion is far more satisfying when participants have something they wish to achieve through communication because they can then work to accomplish. Telling a joke is an excellent of goal-directed communication. The narrator knows the communication is successfully completed when the listener starts to laugh. Taking time to consider the purpose of sharing information influences the choice of words and contributes o a more confident presentation. ...read more.

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Decision makers must determine the extent of interdependence among a variety of issues even as they are estimating their degree of importance. This requires identifying priorities and making decisions about the most pressing issues first. This takes discipline, because some decisions appear to require immediate attention and yet lack genuine urgency or importance for the long term. Alternatively, some truly vital issues may be delayed or even forgotten because they lack glamour or enough noisy advocates to press for their attention. Setting cleare goals allows leaders to focus on the urgent and important decisions first, the successful outcome of these decisions first. The successful outcome of these decisions that depends upon setting clear goals. This can seem an obvious point because the priority itself would seemingly provide the goal. However, goals at the outset of a decison making process are often too vague and general to give sufficient direction. Goals give direction to the decision making process. Even so the need to achieve a specific outcome must also be balanced with flexible attitude. Conclusion: All the above approaches are discussed well proper. In leadership, all three aspect of approaches are generally important. The four most important factors influencing leadership styles would be the democratic way of leadership style, goal directed communication skills, create understanding among colleagues' and leader and decision making. All its characteristic have been well-discussed and explored above. The four influencing factors are essential for successful leadership. This factors will improve leadership performance in both major and minor roles by recognizing what needs to change and practicing the necessary skills. ...read more.

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