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Leadership

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Table of Contents 1.0 Introduction 2.0 The Qualities of Good Bosses and Good Leaders 2.1 Elaborating Upon Qualities of Good Leaders 2.1.1 Ability to Display Trustworthiness 2.1.2 Ability to Exhibit High Confidence 2.1.3 Ability to be Inspirational and Enthusiastic 2.1.3 Ability to be Tolerant and to Remain Calm 2.1.5 Ability to Think and Act Intelligently and Analytically 2.2 Elaborating Upon Qualities of Good Bosses 2.2.2 Ability to Ensure Direct, Open and Comprehensive Communication Across the Organisation 2.2.3 Ability to Offer Help, Mentoring and Support by the Boss 2.2.4 Ability to Provide Objective Recognition Ability to Encourage Innovation and Generation of New Idea 3.0 Explanation of Leadership Theory Type Related to My Very Own Experience in Working With a Leader 3.1 Transformational Leadership Theory 3.2 Origins of Transformational Leadership Theory 3.3 The Main Components of Transformational Leadership 4.0 Evaluation of Qualities that Make Good Leader and Contribute to its Success 5.0 Conclusion 6.0 References 1.0 Introduction Leaders are special persons that adhere to a very comprehensive philosophy that guides that everyday life and not only at work. Organisational bosses and leaders are such that they tend to have a number of very discerning and commendable qualities and traits makes them very different from the rest of the crowd. It is these qualities that make them what they are, leaders and bosses of organisations and for the discussion that is made here, the qualities that form good bosses and leaders are appraised in critical fashion. The next part of the report deals with a discussion of the kind of leadership theory that is the closest to my experience of working with a good leader in a firm that I worked for before. In this report a critical evaluation will be made of the various qualities that define a good boss or a good leader. 2.0 The Qualities of Good Bosses and Good Leaders 2.1 Elaborating Upon Qualities of Good Leaders 2.1.1 Ability to Display Trustworthiness One of the foremost qualities of a good leader is ...read more.

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2.2.4 Ability to Provide Objective Recognition The 4th quality of a good boss, which by no means is the learnt important quality is the ability of the boss to be able to provide the people of the organisation with a satisfactory level of objective recognition. What this means is that the boss has to make sure that he or she is able to identify and recognize the people that are able to give good performance in the organisation and to given them credit for their good performance where it is due. This is what the boss has to do as opposed to criticizing the people for the perceived lack of performance or other problems that occur in the organisation. Bosses must be able to rewards fairly and have to be connected to the ability of the staff to deliver excellence in terms of their job performance and not to reward based on seniority or even the existence of personal relationships (Find Articles - Qualities of Good Bosses, 2010). What is trying to be said here is that it will be important for bosses to be equal and impartial as well as generous when it comes to rewarding employees for their performance as this kind of rewards can be very effective when it comes to motivating employees to bring about good organisational performance and effectiveness. Ability to Encourage Innovation and Generation of New Idea The final good quality of a good and competent boss is the ability of the boss to encourage innovation and the promulgation of new ideas. This quality is very important for any boss that intends to lead his or her organisation towards success and profitability. Innovation is very important here because it will help the organisation to progress further. By having a creative and innovative workforce, the organisation will always be ahead of other organisations and will be able to progress well (Find Articles - Qualities of Good Bosses, 2010) ...read more.

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Being the leader of a large car manufacturer, Ford was a person who was capable of displaying great openness in that he was very open when it comes to listening to new ideas and this is even though it might not necessarily be in conformance with normal ways of thinking. This is also one of the success factors of leaders like Ford or even most recently, Charles Ghosn of Nissan. Successful leaders are ones that are able to suspend their judgment as to listen to the ideas of others and to be open in accepting new methods of performing activities that have been performed before. The concept of openness would build mutual respect as well as trust between the organisational leaders and the followers and most of all, it is capable of keeping teams in the organisation properly supplied with brand new ideas which are capable of furthering the vision of the organisation (HR World -Leadership Qualities, 2010). 5.0 Conclusion The qualities of leaders and bosses that were described in this report are some of the most important qualities that have to be present in leaders and bosses that are intending to be successful in the organisation that they are leading. These qualities have been pointed out here and discussed at length. Next, the type of leadership style that I found to be closest to the style of leadership that was demonstrated by a leader that I had worked with once before was discussed also and the type of leadership style was transformational leadership style. This type of leadership was talked about here and analyzed and its history and most important components were also discussed in depth. Then, the success factors of great leaders like Hendy Ford were pointed out here and these are some of the main success factors that have made great leaders and continue to make great leaders in organisations all around the world. 6. ...read more.

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