My Leadership Style
The leader plays a critical role in the management of a company and thus, the business development. There are many theories of leadership, but as a leader, the argument that is most suitable is the contemporary style of leadership. The possibility of the individual as a leader is what the theory tries to explain (Waddock and Bodwell, 2017). My choice of leadership style is charismatic style of leadership. It is because I feel that my personality and mentality suits this style of leadership style and concept. As charismatic leaders aid its subordinates by their speech and motivate them by being a companion and showing the brighter side of an operation and this is what an ideal leader should do.
Many great leaders like Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, Former U.S president Barack Obama etc followed charasmatic style of leadership.They attracted many followers through their charm and personality and motivated them to achieve the goals.
In a company, using the authority to force the employees into doing some job is not something that is practical because it ultimately leads to the decline of productivity. The employees do not create things under this type of traditional leadership as they fear that their leaders would not understand their goals.
The leader has the power to create a robust and integrated corporation so that the system that is built can also help the society and the people who work for the company. Interpersonal skills are significant aspects that help to develop an efficient leader since these types of leaders try to realize how people perceive their aims and their opinions. The ways that a leader undertakes to motivate his or her subordinates is the best way to judge the capability of that leader. There are various ways in which the leaders may motivate the staff- he may use his authority, through speech and charisma and power-coercion (Kanget al., 2015).
My Leadership Experience
During my MBA course in term 1 we had different group activities and assignments where new groups were formed and each student were given the opportunity to become the leader. So in my first week of course itself i was given the opportunity to become the leader. To lead the group members with new group is really difficult as all the members are new and are from different cultures,backgrounds,speaking different languages etc.
During my projects and group activities, I have observed that when I motivate my team members into doing a work, they complete the work with efficiency. They believe the fact that I trust them and hence, they are always loyal to the target that I have set for the team. They believe in integrity as I do, that is me and my team share the common goals which is very important to accomplish success in any kind of professional work or project. The reciprocal nature of the relationship between a leader and the members of a group was the greatest lesson that everyone in my team identified during the course of the project. The employee-oriented leader always sheds light on the interests of the employees and identifies the individual differences (Amanchukwuet al., 2015). They gain the trust of their employees through their actions and sees everyone as equal. They focus on how the work can be completed and what are the strategies that are required to achieve their target. The leader must also assess the characters that he or she provides to the subordinates (Maaket al., 2016).
Feedback from Group Members :
1st Group Member : Jeet Lakun liked my Motivational and communicational skills. The way I motivated team members when the goal was really difficult to achieve is what a quality of a good leader. He also said that I have excellent communication skills and good body language and I maintain proper eye contact while communicating to others.
2nd Group Member :Yasmin Mouhoub found me very creative and found my confidence level to be high at all the given tasks. For example in Lego blocks task, Our group was running out of time to build the tower and it was impossible to be complete the tower but when i guided everyone to use the different way of doing the task and my confidence that the tower would be completed and this not only helped us to complete the tower but also made us to win that tower task.
3rd Group Member : Muhammad Rinaldi finds me to be charismatic leader. My charming personality makes me easy to get along everyone. He finds me more friendly and reliable which makes my team members to trust me more. He thinks that I need more time to be perfect charismatic leader, I am a charismatic leader in making.
Personal Development Plan :
I was able construct my strengths and weaknesses after constructive feedback from my team mates. Famous blogger Seth Godin said that “Charisma doesn’t cause to become a leader. Being a leader makes you Charismatic.(Patel,S. 2017) So many years of experience is needed to become a perfect charismatic leader. After returning to my home country I would use this leadership skills to expand my family retail business globally as now this leadership class has helped me develop skills where u have to co-ordinate with different people of different country and this would help me in future for appointing and working with the employees from different countries and leading & motivating them in a charismatic style.
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