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- 13.3 The Power to Influence
- Leadership traits and theories. A Review
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- Power: Definition, 10 Sources of Power, Uses of Power (Explained)
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13.3 The Power to Influence
Leadership is defined as an ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals. In alone, more than 2, books on leadership were published; 2 some of them even repackaging Moses and Shakespeare as leadership gurus. It is dangerous to overdefine the capabilities a good leader should have. Each one of us has some capacity for leadership though some of us are born with traits that make it easier to become leaders, but all of us can develop leadership skills.
If you have the desire and the will power, you can become an effective leader. A study by Barling et al. The challenge lies in choosing most appropriate concepts of leadership to apply in various situations to achieve the organization's goals. Historically, learning of leadership has passed through three distinct phases. The first phase is marked by reading about great leaders and trying to imitate their style. This phase lasted a long time and ended in the last century when leadership training industry grew rapidly replacing autobiographies by teaching people skills of leading.
The third phase characterized by explosion of readings on leadership and promotion of leadership as a set of skills that can be acquired. There are numerous models and theories of leadership in the literature. Google search for leadership model produced about Leadership cannot be described simply in terms of the behavior, rather leadership involves collaborative relationship that leads to collective action grounded in the shared values of people working together to effect positive change.
Effective leadership may be a result of exhibiting the right behaviors at the right moment. Leader cannot have, and should not try to develop, all possible qualities seen among other leaders. Ancona et al. In fact, the sooner leaders stop trying to be all things to all people, the better off their organizations will be.
Another essential element is that he earns trust. Effective leadership is not based on being clever; it is based primarily on being consistent.
Leaders make their organization a high-performing organization that continuously produces outstanding results with the highest level of human commitment to success. We can apply the ancient Chinese author Sun Tzu's concepts elaborated in the context of war to the health sector. According to him the leaders should fully know the tactics and operational methods the basic concepts of public health and strategic management in the health set up , the terrain health sector's and organization's internal environment and external factors influencing health and health care delivery , the enemy in health context the determinants of health and disease, competing priorities within health and its determinants , weapons the resources at hand and at call within and outside the organization , logistics to deploy and use available resources effectively , information system to keep a close watch on what is happening within and outside the organization , and soldiers the staff and their morale adapted from Cantrell R L, The ability to anticipate and deal with change sets good leaders apart from others.
As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership. They display strong transformational skills. The leadership theories that have emerged in the 20 th century can be grouped in five broad approaches summarized in Table 1.
Subsequently, theorists started to place strong emphasis on situational and environmental factors. Finally, theories of integration have developed around persons and situations, psychoanalysis, role attainment, change, goals, and contingencies. There are numerous models and theories of leadership.
It is important to pick up one that incorporates main features of leadership. The recent model of Jim Collins five levels of leadership based on a study of around most successful companies offers a very good model for leadership development among health professionals. The five levels are simple, clear, and can be easily applied to understand leadership competencies required among health professionals.
The technical skills of level one are core competencies for health professionals and required at every level of leadership hierarchy. The leadership and management skills are required as technical competencies alone are not adequate to lead a team or higher level positions. In Jim Collins model, one level of leadership does not exclude the features of other levels.
A health professional at higher level still needs to work on updating lower level skills such as technical competencies and team building. Below mentioned is how the five levels of this model can be applied to health professionals. Level 1: Leader is a highly capable individual with appropriate technical qualification.
Level 3: Health professional becomes a competent manager, having acquired skills to organize people and resources toward the effective and efficient pursuit of set objectives. Level 4: At this level the competent manager of level 3 becomes an effective leader who catalyzes commitment of his organization to vigorous pursuit of a clear and compelling vision, stimulating higher performance standards. These leaders lead the organization well and leverage networks both inside and outside the organization to achieve results and adapt to changing environment successfully.
At this level the predominant role is of a leader though certain managerial actions may be required depending on the situation. The orientation of the person reaching this level needs to change to look at the bigger picture both within and outside the health sector environment. Level 5: According to Jim Collins Level 5, leaders are the most successful leaders and very few leaders operate at this level.
These leaders embody all levels of the pyramid. These leaders build great organizations and leave behind capable individuals whom they have groomed and processes that sustain the great work even after the leader has left. The level 5 leadership produces excellent and lasting results by building great organizations and act with respect, care, and fairness for the wellbeing of all involved.
It is important to have a simple model to structure training and developing skills for effective leadership. The author has used this simple model [ Figure 1 ] to capture the three domains of leadership for managing self for leadership domain in the center, managing and leading the team and the organization in the next domain, and managing, leading, and adapting to the internal and external environment in the third domain.
This model provides a good framework for structuring training to develop leadership skills. The three domains of the model represent three dimensions of leadership that are as follows:. The self-management skills are essential for an effective leader. These include a mix of values and skills such as vision, charisma, integrity, self-awareness, communication skills, anticipating, managing, and adapting to change, time management, social and emotional competencies, and keenness to acquire and learn new things including technical areas of expertise.
This domain includes skills for developing individuals in the team and the organization to effectively work together for achievement of team and organizational goals. These skills move up from level 1 to higher levels of leadership of Jim Collins model.
The leader keeps an eye on what is going on outside the organization, how things in the sector and outside the sector are changing, and what are the implications for the organization. These skills are important even at level 1 but are very important for leaders at levels 4 and 5 of Jim Collins hierarchy of leadership.
The newer health interventions are changing management of health problems. No organization exists in vacuum, and its existence and growth is linked to the society, its norms and values. The three domains of leadership capacity development in the model are very helpful in identifying skills to develop.
However, these are not watertight compartments and there is a close relationship and overlap in these three domains. This is reflected in the double arrows in the model. The literature has described a large number of successful leaders and their qualities; one can emulate and learn from them. But no one can just ape another leader. So the challenge facing prospective leaders is for them to be themselves but with more skills. The three domains of leadership capacity development model [ Figure 1 ] incorporate the key skills of a good leader.
This simple model provides a good framework for training to develop leadership skills and has been used by the author for training of mid and senior level health professionals. A good leadership is needed in health set up to build a clear vision and steer the team by providing enabling environment to reach the vision and contribute to the overall good of the society.
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E-mail: moc. Received Apr 4; Accepted Apr This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Introduction Leadership is defined as an ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals.
Concepts and theories of leadership There are numerous models and theories of leadership in the literature. Open in a separate window. Jim Collins five levels of leadership, a suitable model for health professionals There are numerous models and theories of leadership. Three domain leadership model for developing leadership skills It is important to have a simple model to structure training and developing skills for effective leadership. Figure 1. Domain 1: Managing self for leadership domain The self-management skills are essential for an effective leader.
Domain 2: Leading and managing the team and organization domain This domain includes skills for developing individuals in the team and the organization to effectively work together for achievement of team and organizational goals. Domain 3: Leading, managing, and adapting to the external environment domain The leader keeps an eye on what is going on outside the organization, how things in the sector and outside the sector are changing, and what are the implications for the organization.
Interaction between these three domains The three domains of leadership capacity development in the model are very helpful in identifying skills to develop. Conclusion The literature has described a large number of successful leaders and their qualities; one can emulate and learn from them. References 1. Robbins SP. New Jersey: Prentice Hall; Organization Behavior. Goffee R, Jones G. Dev J. Why Should Anyone be Lead by You?
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Leadership traits and theories. A Review
What is it that makes some people excel in leadership roles? Leadership theories seek to explain how and why certain people become leaders. Such theories often focus on the characteristics of leaders, but some attempt to identify the behaviors that people can adopt to improve their own leadership abilities in different situations. Early debates on the psychology of leadership often suggested that such skills were simply abilities that people were born with. In other words, these theories proposed that certain people were simply "born leaders. As interest in the psychology of leadership has increased over the last years, a number of different leadership theories have been introduced to explain exactly how and why certain people become great leaders.
Leadership is defined as an ability to influence a group toward the achievement of goals. In alone, more than 2, books on leadership were published; 2 some of them even repackaging Moses and Shakespeare as leadership gurus. It is dangerous to overdefine the capabilities a good leader should have. Each one of us has some capacity for leadership though some of us are born with traits that make it easier to become leaders, but all of us can develop leadership skills. If you have the desire and the will power, you can become an effective leader. A study by Barling et al.
Power and influence theory. Power-and-Influence leadership theory focuses on how leaders can motivate their team by using (surprise, surprise).
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Transformational leadership is a theory of leadership where a leader works with teams to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group;   it is an integral part of the Full Range Leadership Model. Transformational leadership is when leader behaviors influence followers and inspire them to perform beyond their perceived capabilities. Transformational leadership inspires people to achieve unexpected or remarkable results. It gives workers autonomy over specific jobs, as well as the authority to make decisions once they have been trained. This induces a positive change in the followers attitudes and the organization as a whole.
In the field of business and management sciences leadership is one of the enticing topic that has been studies and debated over and over. Well, the definition itself has been researched for so long which is evident by number of leadership definitions and theories of leadership that are presented by numerous research scholars. One of the definition of leadership is to be attributed to Bavelas, who defined leadership as process and leadership is a personal attribute.
Power: Definition, 10 Sources of Power, Uses of Power (Explained)
Generally, power is the ability to cause or prevent an action, make things happen; the discretion to act or not act. Ability conferred on a person by law to determine and alter by his or her own will the rights, duties, liabilities, and other legal relations, of himself or others. The ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. The capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. According to Michel Foucault. According to Patrick J.
Leadership is one of the most complex and multifaceted phenomena to which organisational and psychological research has been applied. An evolutionary developmental perspective is used to create an evolutionary tree of leadership theory and reveal the path along which it has evolved. Nine evolutionary eras are identified, and requirements for a tenth era of leadership theory are discussed. These eras provide a broad framework for researchers and practising managers to categorise existing, and evaluate future, theories. Van Seters, D. Report bugs here.
Power is the ability to influence the behavior of others with or without resistance by using a variety of tactics to push or prompt action. Power is the ability to get things done. People with power are able to influence others behavior to achieve a goal or objective. Others may resist attempts to make them do certain things, but an effective leader is able to overcome that resistance. Although people may regard power as evil or corrupt, power is a fact of organizational life and in itself is neither good nor bad. Another way to view power is as a resource that people use in relationships. When a leader influences subordinates, it is called downward power.
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