Introduction make it as a learning point

Introduction

Leadership
is one of the essential key factor required for a successful organization. As
per Richard L. Daft leadership 2014 is an ability to influence people towards
the attainment of common goal. Moreover, Joanne (2001)  states that leadership is involving into
risks on behalf of other people and making them happy for their effort and
contributions, and if things go wrong, finding methods to criticize and make it
as a learning point without demoralizing the followers. Also Daniel 2002
say’s that leaders speak genuinely about their own values, direction and
priorities adding emotion to surrounding people to follow his foot print.

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The
purpose of this study is to clearly understand the role of the author’s
leadership skills in his daily life by relating to leadership theories and
models.

 

The
author, working has Fund Administrator for the ABC City office.  Which is a world’s largest banking and
financial services organization. Whole ABC chain serves around 48 million
customers through four global businesses with a network coverage of 72
countries (Sullivan, 2016). Global service delivery in Sri Lanka is represented
by ABC City office. Furthermore author is working as senior trainer and
supervising for a particular department. The author works with new trainees and
have close monitor on their development on work, provides feed backs on the
other hand he has to manage the daily work, and provide good service to
clients.

 

Leadership Style

 

Leadership
style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans,
and motivating people. As seen by the employees, it includes the total pattern
of explicit and implicit actions performed by their leader. There are different
types of leadership styles, and in 1939 Kurt Lewin describes three different
styles such as autocratic, democratic and delegate (Laissez- Faire) style
(Dreikurs, Joel, Grice &, Peng, 2006).

 

The
author possesses a democratic style. To discuss about the democratic leadership
style, Beerbohm (2015) states that democratic leadership is characterized by
equality, impartial and rights based fairness and contractual distribution
interlocking the structure of intentions between leaders and subordinates.
Moreover he states that democratic leader get involved followers in decision
making process even though the final decision is taking by the leader.
Furthermore, Molina and Klinker (2012) describe that sacred values or protected
values such as awareness, judgment, motivation and courage are at the heart of
democratic leaders. Likewise, Johansson (2004) describes that democratic
leaders reflect socially mandated ethical involvements or commitments to the
process of an organisation. On the contrary Nwankwo (2008) says that though the
subordinate’s contribution who works under democratic leader is higher in
quality, they are less productive.

 

The
author works in a dynamic working surrounding with young team members with
valuable thoughts which are really helpful for the organisation and process
development. As mentioned above, author works as a trainer for new employees of
the organisation, author has to help trainees to find their passion because
most of the new joiners come as a fresher to the job. Similarly, the author
needs to help trainees to take the ownership and the responsibly of the work
they do. Likewise author use to maintain a supportive communication with
trainees by providing guidance without a pressure or in a friendly manner
because at the initial stages, trainees should be guided closely to ensure that
they are getting the correct picture of the job role and processing. Moreover,
after the training period is completed for a new joiner, author use to get
involved them too to make decisions for the performance deliverables.