Presentation on theme: "L EADERSHIP Introduction to Business and Technology."— Presentation transcript:
L EADERSHIP Introduction to Business and Technology
W HAT IS LEADERSHIP ? The ability to motivate individuals and groups to accomplish important goals.
C HARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LEADERS Jot down a list of characteristics you think effective leaders have. Characteristic Understanding Initiative Dependability Judgment Objectivity Confidence Stability Cooperation Honesty Courage Communication Intelligence
H UMAN RELATION SKILLS Self -Understanding Understand your strength and weaknesses Understanding Others Accepting differences and realizing similarities Communication Essential skill-all types including internal/external, vertical/horizontal, oral, and written Team Building Understand each other, identify, and solve problems Developing Job-Satisfaction Pay attention to employees’ needs and concerns
T YPES OF INFLUENCE A LEADER MAY POSSESS Types of Influence Description Position InfluenceAbility to get others to accomplish a task because of his/her position Reward InfluenceResults from leader’s ability to give or withhold rewards. Expert InfluenceWhen a group of members recognize and appreciate a leader’s expertise in a specific area. Identity InfluencePersonal trust and respect from members based on who the leader is.
F ORMAL AND I NFORMAL I NFLUENCE Formal Results from organization’s structure Based on position Ex. Managers Informal Results from personal characteristics of a leader Ex. Group project at school, one person emerges as a leader
B EING A LEADER ! Study leadership Participate in organizations Practice leadership at work Observe leaders Work with a mentor Do a self-analysis and ask for feedback How can you benefit? Positive influences on others at school and work Opportunities for advancement in the future
A SSIGNMENT Create leader cinquain See calendar for assignment details.