Developing Yourself:

Effective Leadership

Leadership Attributes

Personal Qualities that Constitute Effective Leadership

 

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"People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision." ~ John C. Maxwell

 

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Leaders Attributes Defined

Leadership attributes are the inner or personal qualities that constitute effective leadership. These attributes include a large array of characteristics such as values, character, motives, habits, traits, competencies, motives, style, behaviors, and skills.

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Key Elements

Most of the leadership attributes cluster into four overarching categories of what you need to be, know, and do:

  1. Demonstrate personal character

  2. Set directions

  3. Mobilize individual commitment, and

  4. Engender organizational capability.1

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Integrity

While leadership is always important to corporate performance, there is a growing realization that effective leaders with integrity are absolutely crucial to successfully navigating the New Economy of the 21st Century. In addition there is also a growing realization that the characteristics of the Leader of the 21st century are dramatically different than the leader of the past, even the recent past... More

The Leader Is Best, When...

By: Lao Tzu

The leader is best,...

When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,

The people say, 'We did it ourselves.'... More

Empathy

Empathy is valued currency. It allows us to create bonds of trust, it gives us insights into what others may be feeling or thinking;

it helps us understand how or why others are reacting to situations, it sharpens our “people acumen” and informs our decisions. Empathy is also particularly critical to leadership development in this age of young, independent, highly marketable and mobile workers... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

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Resulting synergy: Strategic Achievement... More

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence" refers to your capacity to recognize your own feelings and those of others, for motivating yourself, and for managing emotions well in yourself and in your relationships. Research4 show that 67% of the essential competencies required for effective leadership today are emotional competencies.

Emotionally intelligent leaders are more likely to achieve results and are effective in dealing with the complexity involved in leading change and organizational transformation. These leaders excel at building relationships that result in a fast-moving, adaptive and resonant organizational cultures... More

Building Organizational Capability

9 Signs of a Losing Organization

You must build not only individual commitment but also organizational capability. Organizational capability refers to the processes, practices, and activities that create value for the organization.3 You need the ability to translate organizational direction into roadmaps, vision into action, and purpose into process. To do so, you must demonstrate at least five abilities: to build your organizational infrastructure; to leverage diversity; to deploy teams; to design human resource systems; and to make change happen... More

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Pitfalls of the Leadership Attributes Model

Though leadership attributes models, in particular the ARE-DO-KNOW approach, received enormous attention in the past, they have a number of pitfalls.

In particular, they reduce leadership improvement to development of leader's attributes only. Results are not emphasized.

"Leaders exhibiting attributes without results have ideas without substance. They teach what they have not learned. They can talk a good scenario and even act on sound general principles, but they fail to deliver. These means – attributes – have become their end. Often popular because of their charm or charisma, they are not long remembered because their leadership depended more on who they are and how they behave than on what they accomplish."1... More

Results-based Model

Results-based leadership has relentless emphasis on results. It's simple equation:

Effective leadership =  attributes × results.

"This equation suggests that leaders must strive for excellence in both terms: that is, they must both demonstrate attributes and achieve results. Each term of the equation multiplies each other; they are not cumulative."1... More

Selecting a New Corporate Leader: 3 Questions to Answer

Lessons from Peter Drucker

... Third: Look for integrity. A leader sets an example, especially a strong leader. He or she is someone on whom people – especially younger people – in the organization model themselves... More

 

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References:

  1. Results-Based Leadership, Dave Ulrich, Jack Zenger, and Norm Smallwood

  2. Leadership and The One Minute Manager, Kenneth Blanchard

  3. Organizational Capability: Competing from the Inside/Out, Dave Ulrich and Dale Lake

  4. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman

  5. On Leadership, John Gardner

  6. "What's Empathy Got To Do With It?" Bruna Martinuzzi

  7. "How To Build a Great Company," Narayana Murthy