Presentation on theme: "LEADERSHIP. DEFINITIONS Leadership is the ability to motivate people to strive to achieve common goals. Leadership is the ability to influence people."— Presentation transcript:
Leadership is the ability to motivate people to strive to achieve common goals. Leadership is the ability to influence people to achieve worthwhile goals.
LEADERSHIP THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADER
1.Leaders have character or integrity. 2. Leaders are learners. 3. Leaders have visions. 4. Leaders have positive attitude.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A LEADE R 5. Leaders value people. 6. Leaders initiate change. 7. Leaders empower others. 8. Leaders Know and Focus on What is Important.
LEADERSHIP STYLES Advantages Quick decision making. Good for employees that need close supervision to perform. Maintains order and discipline.
LEADERSHIP STYLES Disadvantages It leads to high stress or health problems for the leader because he takes full responsibility for team decisions and assessment review. It dampens the morale of employees and reduces their capacity and productivity. The leader’s presence is needed to guarantee that employees will keep working.
LEADERSHIP STYLES 2.Democratic Leadership
LEADERSHIP STYLES Advantages Individual abilities can be developed through participation. The knowledge and experience of group members can be used in decision making. Participation can result in high motivation of team members.
LEADERSHIP STYLES Disadvantages Individuals may dominate the participation or make disruptive contribution. This approach can be very time consuming for the leader because of the use of two-way communication. Compromise can result in actions that are not the most effective.
LEADERSHIP STYLES 3.Laissez-faire Leadership
LEADERSHIP STYLES Advantages Less direction is required. Disadvantages Employees lose their sense of direction and focus. Employees become less interested in their job and their dissatisfaction increases.
LEADERSHIP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEADSHIP AND LEADERSHIP
HEADSHIPLEADERSHIP 1. Headship derives power from position. 1. Leadership derives power from influence.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEADSHIP AND LEADERSHIP 2. Headship does not get full loyalty from followers. 2. Leadership enjoys full loyalty from followers. 3. Headship chooses goals in line with their own needs and interests. 3. Leadership chooses goals in line with the needs and interests of their group or team.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HEADSHIP AND LEADERSHIP 4. In headship, there is little or no joint action in the pursuit of goals. 4. Leadership engages the input of their group or team members in the pursuit of goals. 5. In terms of relationship, there is a wide gap between the head and the group in headship. 5. In leadership, there is close interaction between the leader and the group.