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1 Business Essentials Leadership

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
Understanding Initiative Dependability Judgment Objectivity Confidence Stability Cooperation Honesty Courage Communication Intelligence

5 Human Relation Skills Self-Understanding Understanding Others
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
Description 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
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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