Approaches to leadership can vary from person to person. What is your definition of a great leader? What are the strengths of your leadership style, and how can it be improved?
My leadership style
A leader is a person who is able to lead and guide themselves, other individuals, teams, or organizations. I do believe that everybody is a leader, eventhough they are not leading others. At least they are able to lead themselves in their own lives. But if we are talking about a great leader, of course it will be different, everybody has their own definitions. I do believe that being a great leader is an ability that is quite hard to attain and maintain. A great leader is someone who is able to combine both knowledge and practical skill. Someone will not be a great leader without the right amount of knowledge and only know how to work only. Likewise, a smart and knowledgeable person can not be a great leader without the ability to apply their knowledge.
In my opinion, a great leader is someone who is able to lead their team members but also work with them. He or she must be able to work amongst his or her members and socialize with them. Being a great leader, you should not just talk and command your members blindly. You should understand about the personality and ability of your team members in order to assign the suitable tasks for them. Being assigned with the suitable tasks makes the members work better and efficiently rather than being assigned with random tasks. Building a good relationship by showing care and willing to share experiences or expertises with team members is one of the thing that is needed to be done by a great leader in leading their team.
A great leader should know his or her working purpose in working together with others. By knowing their purpose, a great leader can share and connect his or her purpose to his or her members. It will make the members know that their works will contribute to the whole picture thus makes them working better and responsibly. Not only a purpose, a great leader should set goals in order to track their work progresses. A series of small to bigger goals should be set in order to make sure their works are still on line. In order to achieve those goals, a great leader should come up with list of top priorities that will help the leader and his or her team accomplish their goals.
My leadership style is that I am trying to encourage my team members to develop and grow together. I am working alongside them and trying to embrace them. By embracing them, our relationships will be stronger and our working atmosphere will be better and supportive. Stronger relationships ensure the loyalty and prosperity of my team members. I also use some care and discipline that our performance will be always on point and elevate my team members spirit. A thing that I want to improve from my style is that I want to also bring benefits for my environment, not only for my team members. Before, I tended to focus only on my team members and their perfomances. While to be a great leader, I should also bring benefits to people around me and improving my environment. In order to achieve that, I should increase my empathy and paying more attention to my surroundings. By doing that, I will be able to know what is happening in my environment and helping to solve problems in my environment.