Leadership is not a noun; itâ€™s a verb. Leadership is often identified as a position and not of a person taking action. Leadership is a descriptive term identifying the actions, behaviors and methodologies of communication. No leader can be effective if he/she cannot deliver and display all three elements.
Actions: A leader must be willing to take actions and accept responsibility for decisions made. No leader can be successful if she/he fails to make critical decisions. It is at the moments after critical decisions are made, when the subordinates identify the style of the leader and communicates throughout the organization what the leader accomplished. Though internal chatter, the organization members identifies the traits and expounds upon the facts and the legacy of the leader develops.
Behavior: A successful leader must know when to display behaviors sets to effectively convey a message. However, the behavior of the leader cannot be offensive; behaviors must be directive in communication, sending messages to ensure positive action by subordinates.
Communication: An effective leader must learn to communicate beyond the written and spoken words. 93% of commination is body language. Therefore, we are observing what is being said rather than hearing the words. The leader must know how to display the message inasmuch as speak and write a message.
Those whom accept the position as a leader must understand they may not be the true leader in the organization. However, the formal position is responsible and accountable for organizational successes. That means the leader must recognize individual talents and know their strengths and weaknesses. The leader must recognize and praise members when warranted; any and all employee praise and recognition must be a genuine.
An effective leader cannot look at his/her position and view the organization as a chess game with pawns. The leader must create a learning environment that fosters the growth and development of leaders.
communication, is spot on. Written communication alone, tends to be "lost in the shuffle" of all the emails memos and written items that are received.
Written communication should enhance a point, not make it, and be all and end all of it.
I absolutely agree with you. Isn't it funny though that so many people/companies recognize the weight that non-verbal communication carries yet it is the least taught?
This is an excellent summary of effecitve leadership skills and qualities. Very concise and informational.