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High Performance Leadership

Swapna Vidyadhar -Lecture 1

Leadership Theories of Leadership, Leadership

Styles Leadership Leadership Styles Leadership Skills Leadership Lessons through Literature Team work & Team building Interpersonal skills Conversation, Feedback, Feed forward

Interpersonal skills Delegation, Humor, Trust,

Expectations, Values. Status, Compatibility Conflict Management Types of conflicts Conflict Management Coping strategies Conflict Management Conflict Management Styles Positive thinkingAttitudes, Beliefs Positive thinking Martin Sellgman's theory of Learned Helplessness, Learned Optimism.

Reference Text
High Performance Leadership by Dr. G.

Vijayaragavan How to Manage Conflict -by Peg Pickering Organizational Behavior -by Fred Luthans (9th edition) Leadership: Research findings, practice & skillsAndrew DuBrin

Introduction (Meaning)

Leadership is the ability to inspire or influence a person or group towards the achievement of goal

Some other Definitions

The influential increment over & above mechanical compliance with directions & orders. The act that causes others to act or respond in a shared direction. The art of influencing people by persuasion or example to follow a line of action. Interpersonal influence, directed through communication toward goal attainment

High Performance Leadership

Leadership is needed at all level in the organization & can be practiced to some extent even by a person not assigned to a formal leadership position. The ability to lead other is a rare quality, it become more rare in the highest levels in the organization, because the complexity of such position requires a vast level of leadership skills.

Why Leadership is required?

Direct group activities Ensure effective utilization of manpower Motivate all concerned Develop good human relations across the board Promote spirit of co-ordination Fulfill Social responsibilities Influence the behavior of the members Create confidence among the member Facilitate use of formal authority effectively

Scope of Leadership

Youth Families Bands Tribes State and Nations Empires

Principle Characteristics of Leadership

Self confidence Energy/Interest in Winning/Ambition Faith in others Ability o take decisions Sense of timing Clarity

To be a Leader for Good

No colored Vision No Favoritism Motivate your staff Recognize them Evaluate them objectively Setting An example (Role Model) Time Management Learn to Say No Learn to relax

Leadership Functions

Supportive Emphasis on goals Facilitation of work Facilitation of Interaction

Role of a Leader

Group Task Role Group Building and Maintenance Individual

Leaders vs. Manager

Managers Administer Focus on system Maintain Leaders Innovate Focus on people Develop



Key Aspects of Leader


Learn to Delegate Powers of Delegation Know How to Delegate Take responsibility for your Actions

Key Aspects of Leader

2. Leader should know to direct the teams Analyze the goals to avoid Ambiguity Write down the goals Without editing or judging describe the goals Sort out the ideas

Key Aspects of Leader

3. Holding the team together Motivate Achievement Recognition Responsibility Career advancement

Key Aspects of Leader

4. Constructive resolution of disputes Disputes