Answers About Leadership

Posted: September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Leadership Styles

Questions I will be answering about leadership: Which type of power do you find most effective? Which type of power do you think you have? Do you use it? If so, in what situations? How could you improve your leadership and management skills now that you have a better understanding of the types of power and how they are applied?

The type of power I find most effective is expert power. I believe having expert power could change many situations for the better, if communication is properly addressed. There are great leaders in the world, but there are not many professional of expertise. Having a high sense of knowledge and wisdom could save a group or team, time, the mistakes, and proper decision making while motivating others with their expert power (source).

The type of power I believe I have is referent power. I am likeable, trustworthy and most of all, I drown people in positivity. I like to work hard and still be able to smile at the end of the day. I encourage others around me to have confidence and tools they will need to be able to get a task done. If help is needed, I am at their side like a parent.

I do use the power I have. I referent power when I am working with different clients rather that be for exercise or book writing. I am the coach or the head of the work that is being written and published. I love to motivate others and see them smile. I know my job is never done, because a great leader should be able to become a follower under someone they had lead.

I could improve my leadership and management skills now that I have a better understanding of the types of power and how they are applied by understanding the situation, so I am able to adjust the leadership method I am conducting. Knowing what situation you are in is critical. Adapting to a group or team needs as a leader could change the direction of a falling leaf. With everything being said, I will remain to have positivity and motivation in any and every situation.

-Steven D. Jackson

SDJBooks.com

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