Effective Leadership Style Essay

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What are the qualities most often found in a successful leader? How can varying personality and leadership styles influence the effectiveness of one’s leadership abilities? The information researched and outlined in the paper below will lecture on the topic of leadership, and the styles that have been proven to be inherent in effective leaders.
Certain character traits lend themselves to a more successful leader. That is to say an effective style of leadership is directly correlated to the personality traits and communication style of the leader. Categorical styles of leadership which encompass transactional, transformational and visionary leadership play a role in the type of leader and the style of leader. Transformational leadership is
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Ismail pointed to six leadership traits, “drive, motivation to lead, honesty and integrity, self-confidence, cognitive ability, and knowledge of the business as the backbone of effective leadership (Ismail, 2012).” Based on the research of leadership traits, he found that leaders are individuals who can and will tell others what to do, but, not withstanding, at the same time, will demonstrate a respect for other people and in doing so will also gain respect (Ismail, 2012). It has also been my personal experience that if one wish’s to gain respect one must also give …show more content…
Performance or the correct number of solutions in relation to the number of questions, and attitudes of the participants (i.e. goal commitment and task difficulty and interest, and satisfaction) was measured. It was found that employees with highly directive leaders achieve the highest rates of performance. Employees who participate in goal-setting showed improved attitudes. And, the combination of high directive and high participation yielded the best results (Sagie, A., 1996). That is to say that people become the most motivated by their leader when the leader allows them to share in the setting of goals as well as be clear communicators in the direction of the

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