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Unit C Leadership & Communication Skills Section 3.01 Characteristics of a Good Leader
Definitions Management. The process of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Leadership. The ability to influence individuals, or groups, to achieve organizational goals. Responsibility. A task that cannot be delegated to another person. Authority. The right to make decisions about policies, procedures, and goals.
Characteristics of a Leader Intelligence The ability to study, learn, and direct others effectively. Judgement Make decisions by considering facts, applying knowledge, experience, and new information. Objectivity Be able to look at all sides of a situation before making decisions. Initiative Self starter with high motivation
Characteristics of a Leader Dependability Can be counted on to follow through with actions. Cooperation Works well with others. Honesty Ethical in decision making and consideration of others. Courage Willing to take beneficial risks
Characteristics of a Leader Confidence. Attempt to make the best decision possible and trust one’s own judgement. Stability. Dependable. Understanding. Recognize the feelings and ideas of others is important.
Leadership Styles Autocratic. One who gives direct, clear, and precise orders and makes ALL decisions. The emphasis is on getting the job done without regard for anyone else. This leader practices very close supervision, and does not generally accept advice or input from others. Name some professions where this style is necessary.
Leadership Styles Democratic One who encourages workers to share in making decisions. Shows consideration for others. Listens to input and ideas from others Practices good supervision Helps others define goals and use their judgment to accomplish those goals. Name some professions where this style would be appropriate.
Leadership Styles Open or Laissez-fare. One who gives little or no direction to workers. Passes information from a higher authority. Emphasis is entirely on the feelings of the group. Depends on the group to get the work done. Name some professions where this style would be appropriate.
Conclusion Do political and business leaders need to have the qualities we have discussed to be effective? Why are different leadership styles necessary in certain situations?