Table of Contents
2.0 Leadership roles and responsibilities.
Set and Achieve Business Goals.
Innovate and Market.
Solve Problems and Make Decisions.
Set Priorities and Focus on Key Tasks.
Be a Role Model to Others.
Persuade, Inspire, and Motivate Others to Follow the Leaders.
Perform and Get Results.
3.0 Development of leadership skills through education and experience.
Approaches to learning in leadership development.
Providing activities for leadership development.
Principles of developing leadership.
4.0 Contribution of leadership.
5.0 Measurement of leadership success.
One of the most significant issues modern organizations are confronting in the arena of the twenty-first century is leadership. Effective leadership can play an important role to reach an organization’s needs and potential. Consequently, it is essential for an organization to recognize genuine leadership (Mullins, 2007). Leadership is not only a destination, it is also a journey. Thus, organizations have to be prepared for both the expected barriers as well as the unexpected detours. If organizations are not equipped to deal with all which may lie ahead, their leadership journey might be downright treacherous. As a result, organizations need the right guide, right direction and right equipment to ensure their leadership success and effectiveness (Bratton and Gold, 2012).
This report focuses on various essentials issues of dynamic leadership based on a particular organization namely Show ‘u’ Care, a national charity in the UK. Firstly, it examines the roles and responsibilities of leadership. Secondly, it describes the activities which may help Show ‘u’ Care to develop leadership skills and knowledge through education as well as experiences. Thirdly, it illustrates the leadership contributions which Show ‘u’ Care may make when working with employees and within values and policies. Fourthly, the report includes factors that may determine the success of leadership in Show ‘u’ Care. Finally, it identifies the ways for Show ‘u’ Care to measure and judge its performance.
2.0 Leadership roles and responsibilities
The basic roles and responsibilities of leadership are shown in the following diagram:
Set and Achieve Business Goals
According to Torrington et al (1997), one of the key reasons for business failure is the inability to reach sales, growth as well as profitability goals for that the leaders are responsible. Setting and achieving business and executive success with aims, objectives and goals embraces each part of strategic as well as marketing planning, which includes products and services, productivity, people, finances, promotion and competitive responses. In consequence, Show ‘u’ Care and its responsible leadership have to set business objectives and goals first, and then they have to reach these goals and objectives for success.
Innovate and Market
As Mullins (2007) says, the main purpose of a business organization is to create consumers and to keep them up. The company can achieve this with continuous new ideas and innovation in products and services, processes, as well as promotional methods. According to Bratton and Gold (2012), all the strategic plans of an organization are marketing plans. Thus, Show ‘u’ Care has to continue research on the innovative market and the market and consumers demands.
Solve Problems and Make Decisions
According to Torrington et al (1997), a sales target unachieved means a problem is unsolved; a goal unachieved means the other problem is unsolved. The only obstacles that stand between business success and leadership are barriers, hindrances, problems and difficulties. As a result, organizations including Show ‘u’ Care have to have the ability to go around, under or over these problems and have to make the right decisions at the right time as the central point of success.
Set Priorities and Focus on Key Tasks
Deploying limited resources mainly money and people into the right areas is one of the significant tasks to make a bigger contribution to business success. On the other hand, time is the scarcest resource which is irreplaceable, irretrievable, perishable and limited. Therefore, it has to be allocated as the critical determinant of achieving success (Mullins, 2007). Thus, Show ‘u’ Care has to set priorities of the business activities focusing on key tasks.
Be a Role Model to Others
A single change in behavioral characteristics of leadership may cause a big positive multiplier impact on the behavior of a large number of people in the organization. Consequently, leaders have to establish attitude, characters, work habits, personality, etc in the way they treat other people, setting the tone of organizations. Morale does not need to be raised, it is always filtered down from the top to bottom (Bratton and Gold, 2012). Therefore, the leadership of Show ‘u’ Care has to conduct themselves as though every staff is watching, even when no staff is watching.
Persuade, Inspire, and Motivate Others to Follow the Leaders
As Mullins (2007) notes, good leaders do not create followers, rather they create leaders. Leaders want their people to have initiatives as well as liberty to work on that initiative, where initiatives are supported and serviced by leaders to achieve what they try to. According to Torrington et al (1997), to achieve sustainable success, leaders have to motivate their people to follow vision, to support as well as achieve goals and objectives set by the organization, to follow the mission of the organization. In addition, leaders must earn people trust, confidence, and respect. Then the people will follow them which is more beneficial than command and control. As a result, leaders in Show ‘u’ Care have to motivate their staffs to follow them………..