Leadership Project SHR011-6 | Seven Leadership Mindsets Theory (vMEME)

 

Introduction

Leadership is the most prominent pillar of an organisation. No organisational performance can come up with brilliance if there is a lack of effective leadership. Leadership enables employees to think out of the box. Leaders create new visionaries for the organisation. An effective leader can reach out to the highest level of success. Through this assignment, it has been seen how effective leadership is the key to the success of an organisation. Leadership not only stresses on organizational performance but also helps in  developing personality for future perspective.

1. Different Types of Leadership and Management Styles depending on History, Culture, Geographic Life

Leadership and Management styles affect the working of the organisation. The organisational performance is largely based on the leadership or management skills (Rosenbach, 2018). Different organisations adopt different types of leadership and management based on history, culture and geographic life.

The leadership style followed based on history is Autocratic Styles. Autocratic style is the ancient form of leadership and management. This was followed by almost all organisations in previous times. During the previous times, the freedom of the followers or the employees in the organisations were restricted and very limited. The leaders followed the path of dictatorship over the employees. The choices of the employees were restricted. The leaders were considered to be God and they possessed all the power. The leaders were the one who used to take all the decisions by themselves without the consultation with others (Priest & Gass, 2017). The responsibilities and duties were forced down upon the individuals and the basic rights of the individuals were ignored. This form of leadership was detested by several people as it was burdening and restricting the basic rights of the people. The organisation which focuses more on quantity would tend to follow the autocratic leadership. However there was another form of leadership that was prevalent in the previous times. That is known as democratic leadership (Grint et al. 2016). Democratic leadership is just the opposite of autocratic leadership. It was preferred by most of the employees. It is the form of leadership when the leadership listened to the employees and all decisions were taken with the consultation of the employees. The companies which believe in quality and not on pressurizing the employees would follow democratic leadership. Apple follows democratic leadership as it believes in the effort of teamwork and tries to bring out the best quality.

On the basis of culture, the most preferred leadership or management style is transformational leadership. An organisation poses employees from different backgrounds. Every employee has a different cultural background and different beliefs as well. Transformational leadership encourages each culture to take active part in the betterment of the organisational level. In transformational leadership, leaders understand the cultural bindings of the employees and work in collaboration with them (Antonakis & Day, 2018). The leaders believe in feedback. Through the feedback, the leaders try to respect the cultural beliefs of every individual.

On the basis of geographic life, leadership must adapt the caching styles of leadership. As the name suggests, this is the stylee where the leaders try to give lessons or coaching to the employees relating to various things. On a geographic scale, it is not always possible for every employee to be fully aware of all the geographic lessons. However, these geographic lessons might give a biot to the performance. In those cases, leaders adapt coaching style to coach and train the employees based on geographical aspects. For example, Apple would give training to its employees based on the country of its operations.

2. Impact of Leadership/Management Style impact on People Performance and Productivity

Leadership and management are two pillars within the different organisations. The leaders and the managers are considered as the guide who take the organisation and the employees to a different level altogether. In an organisation the most important resources are the employees associated with it. That is the reason why it is very important that the managers and the leaders adopt the proper style. The leaders and the managers are the people whom the other employees can idealise for producing better works for the betterment of their personal career and the organizational impact as well (Asrar-ul-Haq and Kuchinke, 2016). From decades the different leaders and managers have adopted different styles which suited their personality and the motto within the organisation. But the most important thing to remember in this case is that if the leaders only think about their choices and the things they like within the organisation then it is most likely to not have a promising impact on the employees within the organisation.

A proper leadership style is all about looking for the benefits associated with the organisation and long with that also to reach for the employees who are facing the different problems within the organisation. The leadership style which has the willingness to produce growth, learning and experience is also very beneficial for the employees. There are different kinds of leadership styles and managerial styles within an organisation. In different sectors the appropriate leadership or managerial style can have a strong impact on the employees working for the organisation (ABUBAKAR, ESTHER and ERU, 2018). The seven mindset leadership style reduces the mental stress of the employees and motivates them to give their best for the organisation. This is very good for the productivity, reputation and the benefit of the organisation. How they impacted our organisation is focused below.

As an example it can be said that within our organisation there is a leadership styl;e which evolves with the different changing dynamics and it also abides by the seven leadership mindsets. It has enabled the leaders to cope up with the change and also inspire the employees to do the same. In this process the team has been heavily benefitted and it also helped them to acquire the proper insight on the projects and act as a team. This leadership style has enabled the employees to grow more and in a way it is supremely beneficial for our organisation.

3. Impact of certain leadership style to determine who will follow and how they will follow

The leaders are the ones who direct an organisation and lead the team to produce the proper product and services for the benefits of the organisation itself. The different factors associated with the leaders can lead the employees and the organisation to achieve the highest accomplishment. In order to do so it is very important to adopt a proper leadership style. In this report the seven mindsets of the leaders are discussed as the most effective tool within the different organisations. The leaders and the managers are the most powerful person within the corporate sector and sometimes the leaders can be considered as the hero of the different corporate benefits as well (Alghazo and Al-Anazi, 2016). In order to achieve that position it is very important for the leaders to adopt certain qualities and attributes that can motivate and inspire the employees and their decisions regarding the organisation as well.

Leaders are the ones who the employees, the authority can follow in the context of taking decisions or act correctly within the organisation. If the leaders can be the epitome of ethics then it can give the employees the reasons to follow him and ideologies that leader as well. If the leader is strong headed, selfless, motivating and inspiring at the same time then the employees will certainly follow the leader and also develop those attributes within them which is very beneficial for the organisation in general (Al Khajeh, 2018). If the leaders are hardworking and friendly with the employees then the employees can be hardworking too and they have the scope to discuss the different issues with the organisation. In this way it is very evident that the good leadership traits can develop another good leader within the organisation. Thus the employees can follow the leaders and be motivated enough to contribute to the success factors of the organisation itself.

As an example it can be said that within our organisation the leaders are the ones who inspire the people or the employees to indulge in the good activities. As a leader, I always wish to be friendly with my team so that they can come to me without any hesitation at the time of emergency or if they are facing any problems within the organisation. Other than that I try to divide the work pressure equally so that they cannot be a cause for the different mental stress and ambiguity within the employees. Thus I have a very good relation with my team and they at the different phases of decision making processes follow me even if I do not give any output at that specific point of time.

4. Evaluation of Personal Leadership Capabilities using Seven Leadership Mindset

Seven leadership mindset theory enables to understand the mindsets and qualities that a leader must possess within oneself to bring out a change in the organisation and in the society, in a broader perspective. The seven leadership mindsets, as the name suggests, tells about the precise mindsets and the behavioural pattern that one must have to become a successful leader. These seven leadership mindsets can help in bringing ad development in the personal capabilities of being a leader.

 

Parameters

Actions

Time Frame

Openness

Effective teamwork, exploring different ideas that do not match conventional mindsets and systems

6 months

Ambition

Stay focused on goals, create long term and short term goals

3 months

Desire for ROI

Should keep a check on investments and other ups and down in the market

3 months

Belief

Achievements of small success and goals

6 months

Fear of Inaction

Constant working mode and creative thinking

4 months

Soul Searching

Read book that inspire to become a good leader to change the society

6 months

Commitment

Stick to the plans and no way to give up

6 months

Seven leadership mindsets theory clarifies that the step parameters can bring out the leadership capabilities. The seven parameters would help to become a successful leader. A successful leader needs greater vision, huge capabilities, a sense of understanding and decision making power. These are the basic qualities of a leader. I would like to imbibe these qualities within me to become a successful and effective leader in future. The seven parameters that have been mentioned here paves way to a bright future. With the help of these seven parameters, not only would a career be prominent, but also it would help me to develop my personality in a broader sphere. These parameters would aid in performing different job roles. A leader odds to perform different job roles in an organisation. These parameters negate any kind of restriction. Thus, these parameters would help me to fit in any kind of job role in the organisation. An organization demands various kinds of job roles at various times. A skilled personality can not be restricted to a certain sphere of job. Restriction would bring destruction to the personality development of a person (Western, 2019). Restriction comes from conservativeness and ability to create new ideas. With the help of seven mindset parameters the conservativeness would wither away and broader perspectives would open up in front of me.

5. Definition of an Effective Leader

With the reference to the seven mindset theories, an efficient leader needs to possess certain qualities. The qualities are:

Openness in leadersehip project

A leader must be open to all. There must be no restrictions in the thinking procedures of a leader. The leader needs to be open in behavior towards the employees (Glatthorn, Boschee, Whitehead & Boschee, 2018). Leaders should not support any kind of favouritism or indulge in any kind of narrow thinking or partial practises.

Ambitious

The most important quality of an effective leader is ambitiousness. A good leader needs to be highly ambitious. The leader must believe in the process and look forward to completion of the goals by hard work and diligence

Desire

Another most important quality that must be assessed by an effective leader is desire. The leader must have a desire for ROI. ROI refers to the return on investments. Organizations need to make serious decisions related to investments to make progress in the economy. However, it's the duty of an efficient leader to know about the ROI so that the organisation does not make any wrong decisions about important decisions. It also refers to the decision making power of a leader

Belief

As mentioned earlier, a leader must have belief in the process. The leader must believe that the results will be positive. If leaders do not have beliefs, the employees would not be able to be motivated. Therefore, belief is very important for being an effective leader. Belief is very important to make a change in the economy and society.

Committed

An effective leader needs to be committed to the cause. If the leader is reluctant, it would be impossible to motivate the employees towards the work. Therefore, commitment is very important. A leader should not lose vision at any given circumstance. The commitment of a leader is the motivating factor for the employees.

Recommendation

From the above discussion it is clarified that there is a good persisting leadership within the organisation. But the surrounding situation within the organisation is continuously changing and developing and that is the reason why it is very important for the leadership style to be more adaptive to the different situation. The adaptive leadership style will make the style friendlier with the employees. If the leaders can be adaptive then it will make ways for the employees to be adaptive to the different changes within the organization as well (Northouse, 2018). Thus the organisational environment will not be devoid of any kind of changes and the employees will not be rigid as well.

These are the different benefits associated with adaptive leadership. As a leader it is very important to focus on the communication more as the communication is the key to solve the different problems and to mitigate the confusions within the employees. The distribution of the activities within the team should be done in an effective manner as well because it will benefit the different types of mental stress conditions of the employees. If these small changes are implemented then a far better leadership style can be emerged for the betterment of both the organization and the employees.

Conclusion

This project largely talks about the leadership style and the abilities that a leader must possess. An efficient leader needs to possess various kinds of skills and abilities to make sure that the employees are well motivated and dedicated to the case. It is the responsibility of the leaders to bring a positive shift in the organisation with the help of their vision and perspectives. Through this assignment, the various styles of leadership have also been talked about. The assignment shows how different leadership styles can bring a change in the mindsets of the employees.

 

 

References

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