Leadership is the art of leading others to achieve a result that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. A ship without captain is out of control. Therefore a good leader is essential within an organization. Leadership is not management or directing, it’s much more than that.
Managers manage things like planning, measuring, monitoring, coordinating, problem solving, people management and so on. Leaders lead or guide people and leadership is the ability to inspire and influence others to achieve the organisational ambitions (mission, vision, core values and objectives). This article zooms in on explaining the difference.
Throughout the years different models have been developed on this topic. Various of gurus like John Kotter, Leonard Schlesinger, Simon Sinek and many more, conducted lots of scientific and empiral studies on leadership skills, styles and theories from a learning and developing point of view.
What are the most known skills and used models? What are their success stories and practical tips when you apply these? These posts / articles are all about great theories and methods that can help you to achieve your goal or understand certain aspects that come with being a leader.
Ambidextrous Leadership is a leadership style in which the leader possesses exploration and exploitation techniques simultaneously to be successful. In practice, the Ambidextrous Leader is a leader who doesn’t avoid risks.
Appreciative Leadership shares the conviction that working together is more important than authority which can lead to boosting people’s energy, stimulating confidence, enthusiasm and good performance.
Autocratic leadership is a style that ensures that organisations strive for nearly flawless results. In the autocratic leadership process, there’s one person who pulls all the strings and who determines all decisions on a strategic level.
The Skill Will Matrix is derived from the model of situational leadership created by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard in the 1970s. Will stands for the involvement of the employee, and the extent to which he is risk tolerant. Skill, as the name suggests, refers to the employee’s skills.
Strength Based Leadership offers specific strategies for leadership. Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys around the power of management. These three keys form the basis for effective leadership.