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1 Leadership in “U”


3 Thoughts on leadership
“I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” Indira Gandhi

4 What is leadership? "Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential." Prof. Warren Bennis

5 What is leadership? “Leadership is mobilizing the actions and efforts of others to achieve common goals.”

6 Difference Between Leader vs Manager

7 Leader Manager The leader is an innovator. Leaders create change.
Leaders give solutions Coaches Team Members. Leaders make heroes of everyone around them. Leaders take responsibility. A leader asks questions about what and why. Leaders develop power with people. The manager is an administrator.       Managers react to change.     the managers create strategies.     Drives Team Members Managers try to be heroes.       Managers take credit.                 A manager questions in how and when.               Managers exercise power over people.  

8 Types of leadership style
Autocratic leadership style Paternalistic leadership style Democratic leadership style Laissez-faire leadership style Transactional leadership style Transformational leadership style Situational Leadership style

9 Autocratic leadership style
A common belief of many Autocratic leaders is that followers require direct supervision at all times or else they would not operate effectively. Autocratic leadership style works well if the leader is competent and knowledgeable enough to decide about each and everything. Autocratic is considered one of the most effective leadership styles in case there is some emergency and quick decisions need to be taken.

10 Paternalistic leadership Style
The way a Paternalistic leader works is by acting as a father figure by taking care of their subordinates as a parent would. In this style of leadership the leader supplies complete concern for his followers or workers. In return he receives the complete trust and loyalty of his people. The relationship between these co-workers and leader are extremely solid. The workers are expected to stay with a company for a longer period of time because of the loyalty and trust.

11 Democratic leadership style
The democratic leadership style consists of the leader sharing the decision-making abilities with group members by promoting the interests of the group members and by practicing social equality. This style of leadership encompasses discussion, debate and sharing of ideas and encouragement of people to feel good about their involvement. In situations where roles are unclear or time is of the essence, democratic leadership can lead to communication failures and uncompleted projects. Democratic leadership works best in situations where group members are skilled and eager to share their knowledge.

12 Laissez-faire leadership style
Laissez-faire leadership, also known as delegate leadership, is a type of leadership style in which leaders are hands-off and allow group members to make the decisions. Laissez-faire leaders allow followers to have complete freedom to make decisions concerning the completion of their work. It allows followers a high degree of autonomy and self-rule, while at the same time offering guidance and support when requested.

13 Transactional Leadership style
In this kind of leadership, a clear chain of command is established. The leader motivates his subordinates by presenting them rewards and punishments. All requirements for a subordinate are clearly stated with corresponding rewards. If they fail to satisfy those requirements, they will receive a corresponding punishment.

14 Transformational Leadership style
Transformational leaders lead by motivating by their followers. Leaders appeal to their followers' ideals and morals to motivate them in accomplishing their tasks. Basically, these kinds of leaders empower their followers using their own beliefs and personal strengths. Simply put, they inspire their followers. Famous transformational leaders include Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela & Mahatma Gandhi . The main objective is to work to change or transform his or her followers' needs and redirect their thinking. Leaders that follow the transformation style of leading, challenge and inspire their followers with a sense of purpose and excitement.


16 Practices of successful leaders
Challenge the process Inspire a shared vision Enable others to act Model the way Encourage the heart

17 Challenge the process Meet and overcome barriers Never fear failure

18 Inspire a shared vision
Team goals Enthusiasm

19 Enable others to act Shared decisions Coach and support
Trust and confidence

20 Model the way Set an example Deeds match words Little things = success

21 Encourage the heart Keep going when times are tough
Simple actions / gestures Reinforce to motivate

22 Successful leaders are able to…
Communicate Motivate Build Teams Solve Problems Resolve Conflicts Manage Change Promote Creativity

23 How do we do it?

24 Practice effective leadership ourselves
Challenge the process Inspire a shared vision Enable others to act Model the way Encourage the heart


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