From a post in hrdaily about author of Lead like it matters, Roxi Bahar Hewertson. Hewertson says that good leaders are often chosen by luck, not design, particularly when they are picked because they are star players in the workplace.
Eight insights into the challenges that leaders face, and how to address them:
1. Knowing is the easy part. Doing is the hard part. "Some of the best intended and least effective leaders I have known have read and could easily ...
Difficult situations will often arise in the workplace. If you handle them fairly and resolve them quickly they don't need have a negative impact on your team. They may even lead to improvements. But how can you achieve this?
identify problems in the workplace
manage poor work performance, while adhering to your organisation’s policies and procedures
manage conflict constructively
Be alert for problems
Think about what happens to your work ...
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Theory remains an important and simple motivation tool for managers to understand and apply. The Hierarchy of Needs is as follows:
1. Physiological Needs (basic issues of survival such as salary and stable employment)
2. Security Needs (stable physical and emotional environment issues such as benefits, pension, safe work environment, and fair work practices)
3. “Belongingness” Needs (social acceptance issues such as friendship or cooperation on the job)
Autocratic leadership is an extreme form of transactional leadership, where leaders have a lot of power over their people. Staff and team members have little opportunity to make suggestions, even if these would be in the team's or the organization's best interest.
The benefit of autocratic leadership is that it's incredibly efficient. Decisions are made quickly, and work gets done efficiently.
The downside is that most people resent being treated this way. ...
This leadership style starts with the idea that team members agree to obey their leader when they accept a job. The "transaction" usually involves the organization paying team members in return for their effort and compliance. The leader has a right to "punish" team members if their work doesn't meet an appropriate standard.
Although this might sound controlling and paternalistic, transactional leadership offers some benefits. For one, this leadership ...