scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,780
Quality of leadership has become a major focus of almost every business in America today Extensive research and analysis of this aspect of management has led to many insightful books on effective leadership One such book is C A OConners Successful Leadership OConner discusses this complicated subject by breaking it up into seven major areas These areas are developing awareness understanding people power and authority communication decision making creating a vision and taking charge Through these seven areas OConner gives valuable skills in becoming an effective leader Before an individual can begin incorporating the seven major areas of leadership he must first learn followership Through following he realizes not only the importance of a leader that looks after the needs of his supporters but also the need for supporters that contribute to the leaders success In any group or team where leadership is present these two aspects are complimentary Like wise the skills of leadership and followership are also complimentary An individual cannot develop his leadership skills without having developed his followership skills first Followers learn the importance that teamwork cohesiveness and subordination have in the accomplishment of goals Additionally when an individual does obtain a leadership position the experience he gains in following provides a basis to make better decisions The first major area of leadership is developing self-awareness In developing self-awareness one must first obtain the assessment of others A major source of this assessment is feedback Careful attention to attitudes comments and performance of subordinates offer great insight into the effectiveness of a leader Listening to thoughts and opinions of fellow leaders is another major source Honesty is the key to both sources of information in that the individual must not disregard negative aspects of his own leadership qualities He must realize his own faults and shortcomings The second step in self-awareness is to create a features list A features list is done by the leader himself and is made up of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA