My Attention Towards The Leadership Tutorial Task Essay

978 Words Oct 21st, 2016 4 Pages
I am choosing to focus my attention towards the leadership tutorial task. I have the personal opinion that leadership is a critical component of a good manager, and a quality all managers should possess to be successful in their roles. I am already a manager in an organisation and acknowledge that leadership is critical to leading a successful team. It is of my personal opinion that the tutorial task was effective in developing my understanding of leadership theories by understanding the characteristics that lead to superior performance.

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The tutorial task I am conducting this reflection on is the competency perspective of leadership. As such, this includes the personal characteristics that lead to superior performance in a leadership role. This tutorial task also draws reference to trait theories being the seven leadership competencies which include emotional intelligence, integrity, drive, leadership motivation, self-concept, intelligence and knowledge of the business.

However, it is clear that there are limitations present with regards to the competency perspective. As it implies a universal approach, some competencies might not be useful in all situations. This may mean that some competencies may not apply towards all positions and/or occupations. Further, alternative combinations of competencies might work just as well. This theory also assumes that leadership is within the person, however it is clear that leadership is much more broad than…

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