Essay on Effective and Dynamic Leadership

3586 Words Dec 21st, 2010 15 Pages
“The successful organisation has one major attribute that sets it apart from unsuccessful organisations: dynamic and effective leadership.”

What is leadership? A simple definition of leadership is that leadership is the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. It’s one of the important factors in an organisation. Few things are more important to human activity than leadership. Effective leadership helps an organisation through times of peril. It makes a business organization successful. It enables a not-for-profit organization to full fill its mission. The absence of leadership is equally dramatic in its effects. Without leadership, organizations move too slowly, stagnate and lose their way. When we
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Similarly setting direction is usually not enough, no matter how inspiring one can be, management skills are crucial. Thus the leaders in an successful organisation have leadership as well as managerial skill which make them stand out from those leaders of unsuccessful organisation.

A leader in a successful organisation has the following qualities, having a vision about what can be accomplished; making a commitment to the mission and to the people you lead,
Taking responsibility for the accomplishment of the mission and the welfare of those you lead, assuming risk of loss and failure, Accepting recognition for success. These qualities of a leader in a successful organisation set him apart from the leader of a unsuccessful organisation. A leader in a successful organisation is able to express his or her vision clearly and in a compelling manner so that others are engaged by it. He makes a commitment to his or her vision, to the organization, and to the members of the organization. A leader can’t be committed one day and uninterested the next. People will judge a leader by his or her commitment, and will commit themselves no more than the leader does. He assumes a considerable amount of responsibility not just for the mission that he or she urges others to accept, nor just for the organization he or she heads, but for his or her followers, their lives and efforts, as well. He assumes risk. If there is no risk, little leadership is required. If the effort is

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