Leadership Project

“Every leader in the world is different as well as the personal leadership characteristics, traits of the personality, incentive and/or cognitive elements, and emotional intelligence.” This makes sense for the reason that all together the combination of such tools helps a true leader generate the values due to which one can become more effective in all spheres of life. The key factors that influence the leadership model people choose are different for all but the most important ones are morale and productivity. The style that reflects most is called shared leadership. It highly appreciates the idea of having high morale and productivity in mind as long as one deeply values the concerns of other people while leading them into the future.

There are many leaders around the world and every are a completely different leadership model. In my opinion, the key example of all the leadership styles is my family. Some people deeply value their family relationships, others don’t but still it is what matters most from the position of our mind. In fact, I have learned that such a position controls our behavior and leads the character; moreover, it performs all the qualities the leader possesses either the inborn or learned from experience. In case of a correctly chosen leadership model, a manager, who is a true leader could generate new leaders for the public and make it so that the one is to become a valid asset for any company in the world.

Education is the main reason why companies are built and it directs the overall idea that proclaims and instills the need for the world market. Those who are ready to run a business start doing business and those who want to be an employee can work and gain the essential experience needed to develop both personally and professionally.

If you are guiding the people around you should know when and how exactly to manage others and lead them towards a stated goal. This means that you need to constantly develop yourself and skills you possess being a true leader. The people differ drastically, some could be smarter while others more ambitious than you are but your idea is to guide accurately and help them develop personally in all meanings of this word.

What also matters is that you always need to reward yourself for a good job even though it is a tiny thing you did. Thus, you will see that you liked such an approach to yourself and will try harder next time by means to be rewarded again. I really see this in people and try to help them improve their lives by leading them accurately.

Research Outline

The research deals with the specifics of leadership in a variety of ways. It addresses the overview of the leadership literature with the focus on the best practice leadership models in contemporary organizations, leadership approaches, key trends in leadership thinking – leadership styles and decision-making strategies, and leader self – insights.

At the same time, the research is planned in a way to understand the means of the effective leadership in the modern organizations in terms of measuring effectiveness, learning goals – developing an effective leader,  leadership performance – communication and resistance to change, and five exemplary practices of leadership.

In order to apply the research to real life practice, it is important to address the personal reflections with the emphasis on the personal experience, expertise and capabilities, introspection and values clarification, personal mission statement for leadership development, mission, vision, values, goals, leadership theories and approaches, leadership models: theory-in-use and espoused theory of leadership, personal leadership model and a graphical interpretation of my personal leadership style.

The conclusion speaks for itself, it adheres to the leadership action – plan, personal model and theory of leadership development plan – action steps. In addition, the research provides the appendixes that offer a variety of instruments and individual assignments in order to apply the leadership principles on myself such as complete table of all leaders’ self – insights, values clarification exercise, leadership chosen principles, identifying core values, making decisions, my top ten beliefs, what is my purpose in life, purpose statement, what do you want for yourself, and finally the beliefs and goals: consistencies vs. inconsistencies.

Review of Literature

Best Practice Leadership Modelsin Contemporary Organizations

The structure of any organization is set through a particular model of organizational behavior and leadership roles. For every part of the organization, there is a reporting procedure which splits up into levels of hierarchy where each level of the company is accountable to the superior and this is made in order to control the resources and profits of the company.

Most of the companies use different leadership styles that influence the organizational behavior; some of them drive the company to go ahead, others make it that there is no much income generated compared to the previous accounting period. The outcome of each case depends on the leadership model that is used to manage the company’s operations.

Leadership Approaches

Now the question arises, what was the first principle you have learned about leadership and the answer is power over other people. Then, what is a key aspect of it and what kind of behavior are you supposed to choose in order to influence your subordinates effectively; thus, the answer is to create a positive atmosphere, produce positive outcomes, help others grow and after you manage to do so you will actually see what means to choose the correct management approach and a true leadership style. This is the time when you are to benefit others and promote yourself as a leader.

Servant leadership is a true case when it comes to ask a person to do what is needed by letting realize that it is needed to be done for him, not for the manager. What is relevant is that if you adhere to the employee’s wishes and give him what is required, the worker will do the best to show oneself. In case of emergency, such an approach will deliver a lot more than simply telling what to do and repeating once an hour that it should be done today with showing no motivation and support from the perspective of a leader.

People react differently based on how you approach them and for the leader the ability to change management and leadership style once started is of key importance in dealing with other people especially during the work on a project. The reasoning here depends on the answer to a specific question – whether it is possible to use one style and lead people in the same way despite the circumstances.

Communicating effectively is what builds your character as a leader and what you need to do is to involve people to work together as a team rather than perform individually. The reason for it is simple if you explain that positive effect could be reached in such a way that will encouragingly affect all team members and empower to work together to reach a mutual benefit and deliver the best result. This is what you long for and this is what you get shortly if acting accurately on all levels of interaction.

Key Trends in Leadership Thinking – Leadership Styles and Decision Making Strategies

There is a gap in theory and practice of what it really means to be a leader. Furthermore, what is written in a textbook does not always reflect the actual real life practice thus it is very important to understand if you consider yourself as a true leader. That depends mostly on the operating environment that is specific for each and every workplace. The one who is a leader at heart should be wise enough to illustrate the understanding of both situational and behavioral leadership styles since it matters most once you need to make a decision. In all, depending on the perspective you observe in a company and the leadership model you choose the outcomes are different due to various working conditions.

The emphasis in a choice of a leadership style mainly reflects the actions a leader performs daily and the level of his responsibility. Since this takes place, the head of the organization has the power to choose either to use the approach of the transactional or transformational leadership styles which will have a positive effect on both the individual teams and management staff.

Some say that you can never become a leader if you were not born to be one. It is absolutely not true, moreover it is dispelled in top organizations of the modern world. The research shows that the best leaders develop through the years of working practice. In different companies, being a leader is a process of hard work and use of a mixture of styles to lead people including the strategies to influence and motivate the personnel. Therefore, it became a well-known fact that such a leadership behavior is a real value and asset of every company that tends to transform a routine and mundane working atmosphere to a more engaging and valuable climate for both parties.

Self-perfection is the key aspect that can rule the world. I do believe that constant perfection leads to the fact when there is no limit for your achievements. Thus, this means one should take appropriate actions to enhance the leadership behavior used, combine different styles, and learn to manage them simultaneously despite the situation or people to deal with.

In different life situations that happen at the workplace there is a comprehensive range of behaviors a leader should consider before making a decision on the leadership style. One needs to think of another person rather than only be guided by the working abilities of an in individual. Of course, it is not a good idea to become a real friend to each and everyone but you need to look for some kind of consensus to work together.

Leader Self – Insights

Leadership potential. The potential we have can only be revealed in situations that touch us personally that is why I value personal approach and transformational leadership model most in life and at work. It helps raise the level of awareness and understand our significance in life and teaches us estimate the value people put in oneself and others. Self-interest is what people treasure in life which is good only if you show it by helping others and only get the feedback in return of positive actions and effect on people.

Self-confidence. From the words of my friends or just other people I met once or twice in life. I can see that the working practice suffers most and the reason for it lays in understanding oneself. People go to the job without knowing if it is really what they want to do and what make them happy. I always wanted to understand this issue and this is what leads to the third trait of this model – coaching.

Leadership style. The emphasis on a choice of a leadership style mainly reflects the actions a leader performs daily and the level of his responsibility. Since this takes place, the head of the organization has the power to choose either to use the approach of the transactional or transformational supportive leadership styles which will have a positive effect on both the individual teams and the management staff.

Thinking style. The very first thing to develop personally is to learn about control and guidance, direction and management, organization and structure. Also, it is needful to learn basics first and only then apply them in practice and learn something new from the perspective and interest that belongs personally to you. Here starts your professional experience; moreover, it is a situation when a leader wakes up willing to settle down and become independent. However, you can only become one if you are thinking about others first and not mind your own interests. People always care about what they need and strive for it.

Emotional intelligence. In different life situations that occur at the workplace there is a comprehensive range of behaviors a leader should consider before making a decision on the leadership style. One needs to think about another person rather than only be guided by the working abilities of an individual. Of course, it is not a good idea to become a real friend for everyone, but you need to look for some kind of consensus in order to work together.

Moral courage.There are cases that are important for every leader such as courage and strong attitude in the case of arguments or debates among colleagues. The reason is to maintain respect, understanding and show favorable behavior to one another. A true leader would talk to each party and let one think over a chosen behavior, evaluate it and in case of agreement such an action was not of value think of an alternative that could be taken in the future and strongly encourage not to make such a mistake again. Thus, when conflict is over not even started it can only bring a positive effect over others.

Mindfulness.The idea is to illustrate a true leadership model that I value most when guiding people to help them answer their questions, solve problems, manage to work relationships, etc. I understand that I do the same every day of my life and in such a way demonstrate a true leader to myself. I always try to find an appropriate leadership behavior and act accordingly. Of course, I do have the same real-life examples that make me take the initiative and ask myself the same questions I ask other people, use the same techniques for myself by means to improve and learn how to help people even better than I do now.

Power of followership and feedback. Such a model represents behavior to provide challenge, confidence and coaching. These relationships are what I consider myself in every perspective – to offer a challenge, shape confidence and deliver the coaching and mentoring for the one who needs it. Most people are afraid of what they could have in life and that makes them stop on the way to their improvement. Many people do not believe in oneself because of failure that had taken place a long time ago and has nothing to do with the present. However, it does influence people a lot making them stop developing their skills and talents in a search for a better life, a perspective career and a challenging future.

Visionary leadership. Some people prefer to work for the bonus, others respect personal relationships with the manager in return of which they are more eager to come up with the highest possible quality and highly estimate the time and efficiency of the performed operations. What influence your choice from the position of a leader is your personal qualities, trust and willingness to be reflective in terms of a bonus, a raise or a higher job position.

Creative personality. Developing creative competence works best by means to boost the confidence and imagination. All people have hobbies but enjoy them mostly in the childhood. The first step is to visit some training session that you are interested in and simply search for what you love to do for all your life. Second, is to take responsibility for every action you perform. People always talk like it is not their responsibility at all and not their fault. What I say, usually in return is that we are always responsible for everything we face in life and my position as a mentor is to show, illustrate it and explain how one can use it to improve the situation.

Effective Leadershipin the Modern Organizations

Measuring Effectiveness

The key factors that influence the leadership model you choose are different for every person but the most general are morale and productivity. The style that reflects most of it is called shared leadership. It highly appreciates the idea of having high morale and productivity in mind and with this, it deeply values the concerns of people that perform a task. As a leader, you offer a person to develop his/her skills, whether it is aimed at personal effectiveness or growing as a leader or a potential assistant. Another alternative is that you motivate a person with the appraisal for the done job if it is made in time or earlier.

From the position of the head of the company, it is very important to empower their executives and management teams of all levels of responsibilities to develop skills that a true leader should have and use for work. The issue is to understand that one can improve and/or develop a leadership style in a more effective way in the position of personal effectiveness. Thus, if this takes place the leaders should benchmark themselves against the top performance of the companies and their competitors to receive the best feedback from the client.

It does not matter what you do, either you offer services or perform a job; furthermore, you should do what you are expected but in the best possible way and with the understanding that you ought to deliver the highest quality at the most reasonable price on the world market. The performance and image are mostly developed with these points of understanding.

Let me recollect a proverb “Treat others as you wish them to treat you” this is the fundamental basis to choose a distinct type of dealing with people. In my understanding, by being assertive to others you project the atmosphere people will have when working with you, which results in effectiveness level and generates the overall performance of a leader.

Learning Goals – Developing an Effective Leader

Once you have identified your personal influence and a leadership style, you can start to project the positive effect from it on your team, both to individual members and a group as a whole. The actions to make such a transformation is to coach your team more effectively than previously or if they never took any training sessions, show them what really matters for them and soon will lead to positive outcomes in all aspects.

From the position of the head of the company it is very important to empower their executives and management teams at all levels of responsibilities to develop skills that a true leader should possess and use at work.

This is the case when it comes to positive effect on others either if this is an individual or a group of people you are to manage in a company. But you are not granted such a position from the very beginning and you are pushed to try harder and work more effectively than others for the only reason to become a leader and actually manage people. Once the team leader or a manager of the company mentions that you do more than others you are given a possibility to show yourself and develop a true leadership understanding but this time it has to be done in the real life case and in a company you work for.

Now the question arises, what was the first principle you have learned about leadership and the answer is power over other people. Then, what is the key aspect of it and what kind of behavior are you supposed to choose in order to influence your subordinates effectively; thus, the answer is to build positive atmosphere, produce positive outcomes, help others grow and after you manage to do so you will actually see what is meant to choose the correct management approach and a true leadership style. This is the time when you are to benefit others and promote yourself as a leader.

Leadership Performance – Communication and Resistance to Change

At times, there are certain cases when most of the leadership approaches do not work as they do usually and this is the time for a manager with a leadership ability and charisma to show oneself and look for a completely different communication technique. When this comes to need, a true leader does understand that he uses different leadership models at the same time in order to manage the project properly and finish it on time. This has to do about an individual attention to every team member and lead gently in a more sensitive way.

People react differently based on how you approach them and so far the leader the ability to change management and leadership style once started is of key importance in dealing with other people especially during on a project. The reasoning depends on the answer to a specific question whether it is possible to use one style and lead people in the same way despite the circumstances.

Communicating effectively is what builds your character as a leader and what you need to do is to involve people to work together as a team rather than perform individually. The reason for it is simple if you explain that positive effect could be reached in such a way that will encouragingly affect all team members and then that would empower to work together to reach a mutual benefit and deliver the best result. This is what you long for and this is what you get shortly if acting accurately on all levels of interaction.

Nowadays, there are many psychiatrists that work with people around the globe helping them understand the personality and lead to a conclusion of changes in life. The position of coaching is a different. Being a coach you not only search for a reason why such things happen but actually offer solutions to change and improve for the better.

To start, the first thing to acknowledge is that without having self-confidence one will not be able to reach any goals in life whether it is a working environment or a personal life. The role of a coach is to use different factors of influence and the most widespread ones are positive thinking and self-affirmation.

I have faced the fact that people positively reflect stories that someone did something who no one could do before and that is what makes us move and actually try to change the life conditions for the better rather than moan about life circumstances. Thus, the lesson learned here is to collect more stories of success people have achieved and by inspiring oneself and others on the way to their personal success.

Five Exemplary Practices of Leadership

Model the Way

The one who is a leader at heart should be wise enough to illustrate the understanding of both situational and behavioral leadership styles since it matters most once you need to make a decision. In all, depending on the perspective you observe in a company and the leadership model you choose the outcomes are different under various working conditions.

Some say that you can never become a leader if you were not born to be one. It is absolutely not true and that is dispelled in the top organizations of the modern world. The research shows that the best leaders develop themselves through the years of working practice.

Inspire a Shared Vision

As of today, the aspects I consider of most importance for myself is to grow both personally and professionally. Furthermore, treat people equally and learn to listen more attentively without breaking up one’s mind or a thought that could be valuable to understand the person better and then help in making the right decision.

I have faced the fact that people positively reflect stories that someone did something who no one could do before and that is what makes us move and actually try to change the life conditions for the better rather than moan about life circumstances. Thus, the lesson learned here is to collect more stories about successful people have achieved and by inspiring oneself and others on the way to their personal success.

An appropriate action to enhance my personal leadership abilities is to have more coaching sessions for the people I interact most of the time and with many others and make it on the stem of charity. This is what I love to do and I believe I can do it pretty well though the experience is never enough and you can always learn more with more coaching session I take and more leadership roles I use when talking to people.

Challenge the Process

The most working practices coach people by inspiring them that will surely result in a better performance. If a leader has this kind of approach than he will boost the commitment of everyone and improve engagement during the working process. It is even more effective if this case has to do about the one who owns a company because if he uses such an approach to himself first, then he will share it among others and so on in a geometrical progression.

In different companies, being a leader is a process of work to use a mixture of styles to lead the people including the strategies to influence and motivate the personnel. Thus, it became a well-known fact that such leadership behavior is a real value and asset of every company that tends to transform a routine and the mundane working atmosphere to a more engaging and valuable climate for both parties.

Enable Others to Act

To illustrate the promotion of a leader within a company one should demonstrate understanding of the fact that being the leader is what you do and actions you perform for the good of the organization or a project. In different words, leadership is not what you are but how you are showing your charisma and working to empower others to fulfill the stated goal and offer the best possible and quality performance.

What every organization respects most is how you manage your role of being a leader. From the position of a higher management level you are tested for the skills and qualities to influence people and make it that job was completed in every possible situation. If you are guiding the people around you should know when and how exactly to manage others and lead them towards a stated goal. This means that you need constantly develop yourself and the skills you possess being a true leader. The people differ drastically, some could be smarter and others more ambitious than you are but your idea is to guide accurately and help them develop personally in all the meanings of this word.

Encourage the Heart

Let us think of interest for the worker in case there is no job. On one hand, it is good that you could have some free time to read or drink tea but what about the personal development aspect, wouldn’t it be great and wonderful if you could let the worker help the other department and give an employee the possibility to grow professionally and at the same time mind over the company interests to provide another work force for a separate project.

Apart from it, there are cases that are important for every manager and every leader and that is to show courage and strong attitude in case of arguments or debates among the colleagues. The reason here is to maintain respect and understanding and show favorable behavior to one another. In parallel, a true leader would surely talk to each party face to face and let one think about a chosen behavior, evaluate it and in case of agreement that such an action was not of value neither personal nor for the public think of an alternative that could be taken in the future and strongly encourage not to make such a mistake again. Thus, when the conflict is over not even started it can only bring a positive effect over others but the most important impression is of course to be made for the personality.

Personal Reflections

Personal Experience, Expertise and Capabilities – Introspection and Values Clarification

Personal Mission Statement for Leadership Development

This part of the paper represents the foundation of the leadership development plan. It begins with a thoughtful definition of who I am and what is important for me personally, with recognition of the roles that leadership plays in my life. Based on my leader’s self insight results, I will connect my values and goals with action steps for continuing to develop as a leader in multiple areas of my life.

The idea is to explain what my values mean to me, create linking goals for both my career and life since they relate to continuing leadership development and include specific detailed action steps for implementation. Taking into account the self insights above, I can draw a guide for the action steps (1) mission, (2) values, (3) goals, and (4) implementation. The major idea is that I want to become a successful leader. My purpose is to become a good leader based on the mission and vision of my life.

Mission

There are many professional qualities that belong to a human among which there is a place for self-sacrifice. At times, you need to estimate your free time in favor of the company and its objectives by means to work overtime with your team in order to finish the project. In such a way, you fulfill your mission as a true leader who puts value not only to oneself but cares about others. Such example could serve as exceptional behavior and positively affect the workers to perform a better job and support you with everything required. Thus, my mission is to become a true leader in the field of helping people achieving excellence.

A great amount of successful companies from different directions offering different services or selling a variety of goods are promoting their behavior in the marketplace. Such kind of promotion cannot exist without the management part that is controlled by the senior executives and managers of a high level. Thus, it has to do about the structure of an organization or a company that is the same on all levels of operation. Once there is a definite and reasonable objective the company heads will do the best to deliver such an understanding and mission to the company departments and take care of their education if necessary.

Vision

When talking about friends and colleagues, I have mentioned the fact that if they ask for advice it works in most cases but only if one performs daily actions to improve and change the world around oneself. I have also mentioned that I feel the personal relief and satisfaction if my suggestion was a valid that helped a person to overcome a real life situation. I do behave myself in such a way that fits exactly into the model I am talking about.

The ability to believe is the most extraordinary characteristic a human has and that is what is not yet developed in a vast majority of people. From the perspective of what I have heard from others talking about their workplace is that they lack inspiration and a vision that everything could be a lot better only if they believe it could be so. After talking to people, I clearly saw that after I give education is the main reason why the some examples to think of people begin to realize this fact and in a long run try to project more positive outcomes in their life.

Values

Based on the list of core values that are incredibly meaningful to me as a leader, my role is to address the 6 leader self – insights that explain who I am in terms of the leadership aspects that would be implemented in my future career. Here they are:

These are the  most important six elements that I value very much and always try to work them out from the position of power by means of leading people over and over again with the aim to address the leadership idea in the best way as I could manage it. Such principles are the most important to me in terms of my mission, score values, and goals that I am willing to achieve. With this, the score values are the following:

The key factors that influence the leadership model you choose are different for all people but the most general ones are morale and productivity. The style that reflects most is called shared leadership. It highly appreciates the idea of having high morale and productivity in mind and deeply values the concerns of people that wish to become a leader. Here is the list of all the core values that define leadership in the origin of the leadership nature as well as the fact that defines a leader in various terms:

Goals

Nowadays, there are many people that work with around the globe helping others understand the personality and lead to a conclusion of changes in life. The position of leading people is to become a coach in a search for the reason why things happen in life and actually offer solutions for a change and improvements for the better.

Some would say that I have failed a lot in life and I will not make it if I do it again but just stop here and acclaim the fact that all inventions and greatest achievements in the entire universe have been accomplished those the unlimited number of repetitions and mistakes one after another until finally there is a breakthrough.

The same goes here, you need to start from the small things that you know you can do for sure but try to do it in the best possible way and you will see that in some time you will like what you have done. It is very important to love what you do and do it perfectly, at least wish for the highest quality.

Leadership Theories and Approaches

Leadership Models: Theory-in-Use and Espoused Theory of Leadership

There is a gap in theory in use as well as the Espoused theory. This could be explained through thetheory and practice and what it really means to be a leader and what is written in a textbook does not always reflect the actual real life practice and that is very important to understand if you consider yourself to be a true leader.

That depends mostly on the operating environment that is specific for each and every workplace. The one who is a leader at heart should be wise enough to illustrate the understanding of both situational and behavioral leadership styles since it matters most once you need to make a decision. In all, depending on the perspective you observe in a company and the leadership model you choose the outcomes are different due to various working conditions.

In all, the effective leadership is all about the objective that fills the gap between the theory in use and the exposed theory depending on the 10 self insights that were covered earlier in relation to the emergent leadership view. This falls mainly to the gaps in the approaches such as lear and relearn, one way recommended, single loop: avoid mistakes, double loop: change the rules and triple loop: change the situation.

Personal Leadership Model

My personal style of leading people as well as the approach to tackle the life situation can be illustrated on the example of a Thornton’s 3-C leadership model that is the closest to me. Such a framework talks about empowerment, alignment and motivation. All three aspects are to be present in a model and I truly believe that this is the best possible technique of working with people. Of course, every leader has a style and me personally is not an exception.

Such a model represents behavior to provide challenge, confidence and coaching. These relationships are what I consider myself in every perspective to offer a challenge, shape confidence and deliver the coaching and mentoring for the one who needs it. Most people are afraid of what they could have in life and that makes them stop on the way to their improvement. Many people do not believe in oneself because of failure that had taken place a long time ago and has nothing to do with the present but still it does influence people a lot making them stop developing their skills and talents in search for a better life, a perspective career and a challenging future.

Every single thing we do in life has its reason and the reason I talk to people is to help them solve their problems. Just think over this word problem, why not to replace it for another one which is more positive challenge, for example. Most of us cannot see the difference but it is huge and believe me this is what guides my leadership style, moreover it is the different kinds of behavior when talking to people.

Graphical Depiction

In all, my vision of leadership is compounded out of the stems about the principles for guiding and/or leading people. Therefore, what I consider of the most importance is that every person should have an individual style of leadership. My leadership model is based on the clear thinking as well as the vision on the road to potential success. The next is about the mind and confidence in order to lead people, the leader should have a clear mind not only in those situations when everything is fine and there is no need to worry about anything but when there is a stressful situation and when there is a need to think critically without losing the effectiveness of the results.

At the same time, a true leader should have the clear understanding about the morality and do not be blind in terms of courage, especially in the situation it is needed to be revealed. In addition, the moral courage is not possible to be shown in action without the ability to control oneself, the temper and emotions as well as the feelings that might prevent the person to think in all dimensions. Next is the visionary leadership, which means that in case a leader needs to invent something, one should be able to see it in action before it is even in the project. In case a leader has the ability to do that then any project would be managed easily and at the same time professionally from all perspectives.

Finally, the person could not be called a true leader if one does not have power over other people. In other words, the ability to manage people is one of the main principles in the leadership role, which means that not the leader performs the work but the team and the leader controls the process and guides it in the required direction. Therefore, the graph below illustrates the leadership model that I can see based on my experience and perceptions of life, as well as my personal and professional development please see below for more details:

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