is done from in front.
Never ask others to do what you, if challenged,
would not be willing to do yourself.
12 Major Causes
Failure in Leadership
Authority flows to the one who
must be technically and professionally competent in his field. You must know your
business. This is the necessary condition for winning respect and
Lead by example: a leader
shares fully in the risks, hardships and dangers of the army or
inspires others by encouraging
them in times of difficulty or challenge, expressing confidence in them
and their ability to surmount the hurdles before them. You can lift
people's spirits with a word of encouragement and support.
A leader reminds people of why they are working and striving – for self,
family and comrades certainly, but for that which transcends self.
A leader has to be firm and just in maintaining necessary order. Without
a certain toughness in this regard you will not win the respect of the
group as a whole.
A leader should show humanity, a basic
empathy with people. Rejoice
with others when any good befalls them, and sympathize when ills
overtake them, as they can us all. Give practical help to individual
team members in any kind of need
where you can do so.
9 Roles of a
Above all, a leader is there – at the right time and place. Never
underestimate the positive influence that your very presence can exert
in a situation.
The First Systematic Book on
Xenophon authored the first systematic book on
leadership, two thousand years ago, and it is still one of the best. Xenophon
was a general. His book 'Our Military Expedition to Persia' tells the story of
the fight to return to the Black Sea against overwhelming odds. Xenophon, like
all Greek commanders, led from the front; he was seen in the thick of combat,
never flinching, always seeming to do the right thing. His book is a story of
courage, improvisation, and discipline, self-sacrifice, and above all
leadership. Xenophon practiced leadership in a different time and a different
place, but the lessons of his experiences, the principles or laws of
commitment, duty and the others have eternal value.
Major Leadership Styles
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