Leadership Skills : A Great Leader Essay

1449 Words Oct 2nd, 2014 6 Pages
Most of us have said or heard the phrase “he/she is the best manage that I have even had” at some point in our career life. How do we define ‘best leader’? What makes them so different from other average managers or leaders? A great leader is the one who inspires confidence in other people and moves them to action. Each leader has their own way of doing things and managing people, but they all share the same characteristics in leadership skills: Their ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships within the team, how to prioritize and manage responsibilities with the works, their communication skills, and the ability to resolve different situation. What define them to have effective leadership skills depend on how they contribute their skills, ability, and knowledge to their works. In the case study ‘Eleven Months to Retire’, we will be able to see how effective Will Fairchild is with his leadership skills based on his ability to solve the problem at work.

Mani Swaminathan, a prized and well-respected employee, decided to retire in 11 months after working for the state government for the past 20 years. He had trained so many employees and Will Fairchild was one of them. Will became Mani’s supervisor after that. To Will, Mani was not only his valued employee, but also his mentor. Will had so much respect for Mani. When Mani came and talked to Will about his retirement, Will told him that he would try his best to make sure Mani had a pleasant time until…

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