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Machiavelli's "Divide and Conquer": An Effective Leadership Strategy?
“Divide and Conquer”: An Effective Leadership Strategy? According to the Collins Dictionary, Divide and Conquer is “a concept that refers to a policy intended to keep someone in a position of power by causing disagreements among people who might otherwise unite against them.” This idea is a historical political strategy...
The Effective Leader in the Book The Leadership Pill by Ken Blanchard and Marc Muchnick
The leadership pill is a book that contrasts two methods of leadership. There are two groups mentioned throughout the book, one is led by ‘the effective leader’ and the comparison group is leadership pill industries. The effective leader believes in winning the trust and respect of his team members by empowering them and le...
A Discussion on Hill's Model for Team Leadership and the Use of Twitter to Improve Team Functioning
In Hill’s Model for Team Leadership, some of the points a leader might use Twitter to improve team functioning could be within the Internal Leadership Actions in the Relational category as well as in the External Leadership Actions within the Environmental category. The second Environmental category would be the most obviou...
An Analysis of the Qualities of a Good Leader
Leadership is, of course, a necessity for managers. The ability to take charge, influence others to accept and share their vision, and pull together the human support necessary to achieve their goal is what sets leaders apart from workers. Broadly, leadership is the ability to command and induce others to follow; and once t...
The Importance of Effective Leadership in Management
The broad functions of management are undoubtedly all important, foremost among them is, without question, leadership. It doesn’t matter how organized you are, or how meticulously you planned, or how much control you attempt to exert over others if the people below you don’t see you as a leader. Because of this, all other q...
An Analysis of the Importance of Efficacy and Resiliency in Leadership
In the textbook Exploring Leadership, by authors Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas and Timothy R. McMahon, and the textbook Salsa, Soul, and Spirit, by Juana Bordas, the writers identify the roles of efficacy and resiliency in leadership. The importance of efficacy and resiliency in leadership can be seen through leadership the...
The Four Most Important Roles of a Leader in an Organization
Diagnose Situation This for me is pretty self-explanatory, as a leader one needs to be able to read and react to anything in an appropriate manner and diagnosing the situation surely is a key step. So diagnosing the situation to me means that one needs to take a step back, see what is going on with whomever or whatever is...
An Analysis of the KLC Competencies of Leadership
After a semester of practicing leadership, I have learned a lot about how to practice being a leader and how it really boils down to four major areas. Those of course are the KLC competencies, manage self, diagnose situation, intervene skillfully, and energize others. I have learned what the book says they mean, yet that do...
The Importance of Effective Leadership in the Workplace and in Everyday Life
Leadership in Daily Life Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’” Though a short quote, Dr. King’s words of wisdom serve to remind all humans of their daily obligation to serve others. In many ways, this mindset which revolves around serva...
The Specific Characteristics an Entrepreneur Should Possess
Understanding Entreneurship Entrepreneurial motivation is the driving force within people that push them towards being entrepreneurs. Various researches have been conducted to prove some of the factors that drive people to becoming entrepreneurs. Resulting to the trait approach. This approach was only adopted by some schol...