Essay on Leadership Skills

2862 Words Nov 18th, 2014 12 Pages
Table of Contents Executive Summary 1 Introduction 2 Conceptual Skill 3 Interpersonal Skill 5 Technical Skill 7 Self-reflection 9 Conclusion 10 Reference 12

Executive Summary Leadership is a topic which consist numbers of subtopic that is very useful in the workplace. For example, leadership styles, managerial skills, power and others. Leadership mainly talks about how a person influences others in order to achieve target goals. In this report, I will briefly explain about what are leadership and the three managerial skills. The three common managerial skills are conceptual skills, interpersonal skills and technical skills. The discussion will include definition and the importance. Finally, it will be followed by
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According to a book, “Leadership” (2005) by D. Quinn Mills, it has written about the importance of the leadership at Chapter 1. Effective leadership helps our nation through times of peril. It makes a business organization successful. It enables a not-for-profit organization to fulfill its mission. The effective leadership of parents enables children to grow strong and healthy and become productive adults. The absence of leadership is equally dramatic in its effects. Without leadership, organizations move too slowly, stagnate, and lose their way.
Managerial skills play an important role in leadership. According to Business Dictionary, managerial skills are the ability to make business decisions and lead subordinates within a company. The three most common skills are human skills as known as interpersonal skills, technical skills and conceptual skills.

Conceptual Skill
What is Conceptual Skill?
Conceptual skills allow you to think through and work with ideas. Leader with higher levels of conceptual skills are good at thinking through the ideas that form an organization and its vision for the future, expressing these ideas in verbal and written forms, and understanding and expressing the economic principles underlying their organization’s effectiveness. These leaders are comfortable asking “what if” or hypothetical questions and working with abstract ideas.

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