This report concerns the general framework of my professional and personal leadership development. The details I will be presenting are what I consider to be in my future role for my clients, my team, my organization and my self. It is followed by the narratives of what I look like at my best with the understanding of my previous experiences. Then employ literature to review why those two tasks are important for leadership development. This report will reflect how I will perform in my future managerial role with others and also the skills and strengths I will develop and discover.
Many people think that management and leadership are almost the same and go hand in hand. But just because you are a manager doesn't mean that you will become a leader automatically. Many management techniques are thrown in the name of leadership skills or competencies. The transition between the manager and the leader can be quite difficult for some people and may take years to establish leadership skills in oneself. This is because management is something that we do, some actions due to certain consequences (Peter 2010). Where as leadership is all about possessing strengths and courage in our convictions and the abilities that makes up see those convictions manifesting into reality. The style of leadership affects motivation, effectiveness and the efficiency of the employees at work. And the style of the leadership that one possess not only affected by my individual style but also influenced by the subordinates, the knowledge the experience and the situation under consideration. The decision taken should be able to satisfy the task needs, group needs and also the individual needs. Leaders have the power and the choices, which influences the firm through their actions and decisions. Weak leaders are not very likely to create a strong culture. Here I'm identifying my skills as a leader, the positives, the negatives, areas of improvements, my strongest capabilities and talents as a leader (Peter 2010).
Theories of Leadership
The theories that have been developed are generally classified under Trait theories, Style theories, and Contingency theories.
These deal with the attributes and personal qualities that leaders are assumed to possess. Here the basic tenet is that leaders have personality characteristics that are either inherited or developed early in life, which differentiate them from those they lead.
These focus on the behavior that is associated with effective leadership. Here, leadership is seen as an aspect of human behavior, and human behavior can be observed and, to some extent, measured. Therefore these set of theories try to determine what behaviors are most closely associated with leadership success.
Another important contribution to behavioral theories of leadership is Adair's functional model which is essentially a contingency view of leadership. This sees leadership as behavior designed to balance the needs of people as groups and as individuals, and the needs of the task in pursuit of the goals of the ...