The bureaucratic leader (Weber, 1905) is very structured and follows the proceduresas they have been established. This type of leadership has no space to explore new waysto solve problems and is usually slow paced to ensure adherence to the ladders statedby the company. Leaders ensure that all the steps have been followed prior to sending itto the next level of authority. Universities, hospitals, banks and government usuallyrequire this type of leader in their organizations to ensure quality, increase security anddecrease corruption. Leaders that try to speed up the process will experience frustrationand anxiety. Continue reading
Leaders Have High Energy Levels
Leaders must have plenty of energy, for themselves and for the group they lead. Leaders do whatever it takes, to get things done. People will naturally follow the high energy example set by leaders, and thus the group achieves its goals through enthusiastic work and determination.
Leaders Are Organized
Leaders are able to take a chaotic situation, and organize it. It helps immensely to be goal-directed and focused, as we’ve already discussed. Beyond that, it is important that the leader have the ability to manage complexity and juggle many different priorities. That’s why the art of juggling (throwing three balls or other objects in the air) is sometimes taught at leadership seminars. To successfully juggle three objects, one must learn to pay close attention to one object at a time, without completely ignoring the others. Successful leadership is similar. Leaders must be able to focus on specific issues, while considering them in the context of all the group’s other issues. Continue reading
Business leaders face challenges and risks in good times and bad.
The ability to deal with challenges is what defines a leader. Leaders that respond to challenges with focus, resolve, and execution are most often successful in meeting them. Those that are slowed by unfavorable headwinds, demoralized by setbacks and get bogged down in activities that don’t create value are those that fail.
Today’s business climate is as challenging as any in recent memory. Continue reading
Is it their general attitude when faced with adversity? Is it their ability to take risks? Or is it their utmost sense of purpose?
Here are 6 characteristics of great leaders coming from 6 of the Philippines’ emerging thought leaders and innovators:
Great leaders have vision. When Mark Ruiz looked at the sari-sari store, he saw a lot more than just the traditional mom and pop. He saw the potential of these micro-businesses to realize new revenue streams and evolve into a community of stores that serve as hubs for goods and services.
If you are managing people as an owner of a business, manager or supervisor, how do you make your workers loyal to you and the organization?
And since managing people involves leadership, what kind of a leader are you?
The Oft-repeated problems in management and leadership
In Ancient oriental Philosophy, wood, fire, earth, metal, water are five basic substances in nature movements, all five elements of nature could be integrated into the contemporary leadership and management essential.
Five Elements of Nature to Define the Authentic Leadership
Wood – Means doing good things with elegance and personality. By nature, wood need grow and sprout in the Spring, Same as “Wood style” of leadership, blossom with innovation, inspiration and influence, to lead via nature, not via brute force.
In this article I will examine the subtle changes in what is good leadership that have occurred over the past few decades, and how the modern perception of good business management and leadership skills has warped over time.
The first change that I can discern is the principle of accountability and transparency. In the 1960s, people never knew how much their leader earned as a salary or in bonuses. All payroll information was top-secret, and salaries of the board members were sometimes not even known by other board members. Continue reading
As Peter Drucker once said, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
But what does it mean to do the right things?
By definition the term leadership means the position or function of aleader, a person who guides or directs a group. Traditionally leadership has been defined by having a specific role such as a c-level executive, a Prime Minister or President, and so on.
However, according to Ronald Riggio, a professor of leadership and organization psychology at the Kravis Leadership Institute, the definition of leadership is changing and the lines of responsibility are becoming blurred.
Riggio discusses how overuse of the word leadership has rendered it nearly meaningless in an Inc. article titled, “Not Enough Indians – How do you lead when everyone gets to be a ‘leader?‘” Continue reading