Sajal Dudeja 20132094 IBM 3 Assignment 1 Leadership Define Leadership Leadership, according to me is essentially having a vision, sharing that vision and inspiring others to support your vision. I firmly believe that leadership is all about the capacity of leaders to listen and observe, to use their experience as a starting point to encourage dialogues at all level of decision making. From the organization point of view: Leadership is the ability to influence other to willingly make day to day decision that enhance the long term viability of the organization while at the same time maintaining its short term financial stability. Personal reflection on leadership My thoughts about leadership would be that, if a person wants to be effective leader he or she must be self aware. Self awareness include the ability to read and understand one's own emotion and their impact, understanding personal strength and weakness helps a leader to develop a solid and true sense of personal worth and capability. This type of responsiveness is essential to a leader's ability to manage self. Self management also includes emotional self control and flexibility. Flexibility here means that a leader should be dynamic he or she must have the abilities to react according to the environment and keep himself and others updated about the changes that are taking place in the environment. Effective leadership also pursue transparency, show honesty and integrity and earn the trust of colleagues with consistent behavior. This means that you need to work hard to closely understand your strength and weakness and develop a culture to respect for yourself and your team mates.
Leaders must also be socially capable in the way they manages relationship with others. Understanding the position and feelings of others, displaying empathy and taking a active interest in those concerns is vital to managing individual relationship. An effective and intelligent leader is one who keeps an eye on all the decision which is made in the organization and is keen to know why and how the decisions are made. Capability to make an effective team and keep each and everyone is the team united is one of the most important qualities of a successful leader. Finally as a leader, pay attention to self-care. Taking care of your team starts with taking care of yourselfUnderstanding your limits and what you can reasonably achieve.Identify tasks only you can accomplish and delegate other tasks in ways that will engage your team members and encourage their development. How my understanding of leadership has matured: After studying leadership this semester, I came to know about various theories and characteristics which can help a person to be an effective leader. I came across various leadership styles like democratic, authoritative, laissez faire also this subject taught me about certain qualities that a person should have which can make him or her good leader. Also the way of teaching like attractive presentations and videos shown in the class also helped me a lot to have a clear picture about what leadership is all about. My leadership goals: 1.Improve inter-personal skills:A successful need to have good people skills i.e. your followers and employees should feel comfortable to give their opinion and they should not afraid of asking questions. People will also appreciate little things such as giving a compliment for a good suggestion.
2.Increase knowledge:learning is an integral part of leadership. A brief idea of everything will make you an effective leader. Making a list of area in which you would like to improve can help you to become a more well-rounded and effective leader. 3. Effectively managing the workload:Knowing how to manage workload is an important part of being a good leader. Learning how to delegate work to your employees, setting reasonable deadline and say no to unreasonable requests can help you to increase your job satisfaction as well as of employees.