“Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein
I’ve read somewhere that leadership is not the same as management or just directing others to achieve certain tasks. Leadership involves inspiration: inspiring the managers, and influencing them towards accomplishing its goals, motivating employees by different means to work harder or smarter, and more efficiently.
A great leader, in my opinion, learns to use the leadership skills and styles to motivate people and teams to enjoy their jobs and perform well at them. In other words, leadership in the workplace applies to inspiring employees, challenging them, and to motivating them to reach a goal. Two questions now arise. Apart from money, what ultimately motivates employees to successfully accomplish the assigned mission? And another question, how to motivate employees to reach those goals?
First, a happy workforce has a remarkable effect on the overall productivity of a company or organization. Secondly, leaders must have a solid culture of motivation and work towards the achievement of the vision of the company’s objectives / goals.
My formula for leadership success is simple. I recommend Motivation + Vision + Influence = Leadership. And what is your effective formula for leadership success?
Rose Johnson. Demand Media. 5 Different Types of Leadership Styles. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/5-different-types-leadership-styles-17584.html
Tony Lynch. How do you learn as a leader? http://keepthinkingbig.com/how-do-you-learn-as-a-leader/
Kims Robot. Administrator. 10 Qualities of a Good Leader. http://penfieldrobotics.com/forum/index.php?topic=1750.0
Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). January 13, 2015. 15 Traits of a Terrible Leader. http://www.success.com/article/15-traits-of-a-terrible-leader