Leadership, Leadership Principles, And Strategies For Management And Leadership
In the Army, behavior is governed by a strict set of rules and regulations. The military has shaped my leadership and management style. The Holy Spirit has worked in my life to transform my weakness into strengths to become a better Soldier and leader. This paper discusses the influence of leadership, leadership principles, and strategies for management and leadership development.
Influences of Leadership
Employee job satisfaction and performance is driven by organizational leadership. Today it is considered that leadership generates lasting enthusiasm for a common cause, presents innovative solutions to important problems, enables changes in values and basic attitudes, and inspires people to …show more content…
These core principles are essential in the accomplishment of missions in the Army. Esprit de corps in my department is established through activities such as pot lucks, birthday celebrations, semi-annual picnics, and employee of the month/quarter recognitions. I’m not a micro-manager, and I believe that the key to being an effective manager would be by providing employees with purpose, direction, and motivation. I believe a supervisor motivates employees by leading by example. As a manager I’m willing to put my daily administrative duties on hold to help my subordinates accomplish the clinical mission. Employees appreciate managers who are willing to work side by side with them to accomplish the mission. Moses was a great motivator who inspired the Israelites to believe that the Holy Land was a paradise. Exodus 18:13 (NKJV) states “And so it was, on the next day, that Moses sat to judge the people; and the people stood before Moses from morning until evening”. Moses faithfully led them in the good times and bad. People are more inspired and motivated by a leader that does not just talk the talk, but walks the walk. Moses was great at leading by …show more content…
Not only do you earn the respect and trust of subordinates, but this enforces teamwork within the organization. A leader can never forget where they come from. Military leadership is based on developing subordinates for greater areas of responsibility and positions. Leaders must provide opportunities for improvement, and extend incentives, rewards, and reinforcements that meet the motivational patterns of each employee. Leaders must counsel their subordinates to let them know what they are doing well and areas of improvement. Managers must be willing to follow, and also be good team players as well as leaders. Employees appreciate when managers involve them in the decision making process. When employees feel appreciated they work harder and have a higher job satisfaction level. Efficient management requires an emphasis on relationships based on professionalism, honesty, mutual respect, collaboration, and formal performance measures.