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1 Business Essentials

2 What is Leadership?  Ability to motivate individuals and groups to accomplish important goals

3 Characteristics of Effective Leaders  Jot down a list of characteristics that you think effective leaders possess.

4 Characteristics of Effective Leaders UnderstandingInitiativeDependability JudgmentObjectivityConfidence StabilityCooperationHonesty CourageCommunicationIntelligence

5 Human Relation Skills  Self-Understanding Understand your strengths 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

6 Types of Influence a Leader May Possess Positive Influence Ability to get others to accomplish a task because of his/her position Reward Influence Results from leader’s ability to give or withhold rewards Expert Influence When a group of members recognize and appreciate a leader’s expertise in a specific area Identity Influence Personal trust and respect from members based on who the leader is

7 Formal and Informal Influence  Formal Results from organization’s structure Based on position ○ Example: Managers  Informal Results from personal characteristics of a leader ○ Example: Group project at school, one person emerges as a leader

8 How to be 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

9 How Can You Benefit From Being a Leader?  Positive influences on others at school and work  Opportunities for advancement in the future


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