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Leadership And Motivation

Subject : soft-skills
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1. This style expects excellence and self-direction. It works best for highly skilled and motivated people who work well on their own. Other people - however - may feel overwhelmed by a pacesetting leader's demands for excellence. Their self-esteem - tr

2. This 'people-first' style engenders the creation of emotional bonds and team harmony. It is best used when team coherence is important or in times of low employee morale. But this approach's focus on praise may permit poor performance among employees

3. Judgment based on observable experience and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices.

4. This style mobilizes people toward a vision. Specifically - it provides an overarching goal - but gives others the freedom to choose their own way of reaching it. This approach is most effective when a business is at sea and needs direction - or duri

5. This style focuses on personal development. Coaching leaders help people identify their strengths and weaknesses - and tie them to their career aspirations. While this style is highly successful with people who want to change or improve professionall

6. Executives responsible for the direction and success of the entire business

7. Having suitable or sufficient skill - knowledge - experience - etc. - for some purpose.

8. A group of people working harmoniously together to effectively achieve a common goal

9. 1. Self-awareness 2. Self-regulation 3. Motivation 4. Empathy 5. Social Skill

10. Having the power or quality of deciding; putting an end to controversy.

11. Directive and controlling style of management

12. A system of moral principles

13. The ability to motivate individuals and groups to accomplish important goals

14. One who tries to figure out how to orchestrate people in order to get things done ...has very good social skills

15. The quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance - rank - etc.

16. Providing extrensic awards may...

17. 1. Be consistent 2. Be passionate 3. Provide feedback 4. Make communication two-way 5. Issue calls in action 6. Choose media wisely

18. Managers are less directive and involve employees in the decision-making

19. Management of Attention - Management of Meaning - Mangament of Trust - Management of Self

20. Feature of a mixed workforce that provides a wide range of abilities - experience - knowledge - and strengths due to its heterogeneity in age - background - ethnicity - physical abilities - political and religious beliefs - sex - and other attributes

21. To bring different groups together in order to reach mutually agreeable goals

22. To handle friction and inevitable tensions - - short-term - 'fighting fires'

23. The ability to recognize and understand your moods - emotions - and drives as well as their effect on others

24. Vision - Communication - Trust - Self-Management

25. To align people who may not report to you toward a goal - 'Get them excited!'

26. Specialists in a specific area of the business

27. The ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses and moods - suspend judgment - and think before acting

28. Directing and leading people

29. Used when a leader needs to give direct - clear - and precise orders and makes decision

30. To listen and hear what people are saying and react in constructive ways (active listening).

31. Obtaining - training - and compensating employees

32. The way a manager treats and involves employees

33. Internal and external factors that simulate desire and energy in people to be continually interested in and committed to a job - role - subject - and to exert persistent effort in attaining a goal.

34. 1. Self mastery - how you manage/master yourself. 2. You feel chemistry with person

35. The ability to understand people's emotional makeup

36. Creating a group of acquaintances and associates and keeping it active through regular communication for mutual benefits.

37. The arrangement of resources in order to meet goals

38. A manager who gives little or no direction to workers.

39. Questions to ask in order to understand the employee and the problem 1. What drives the employee? 2. How are you contributing to the problem? - Consider range of outcomes - Discuss problem and reach resolution - Describe problem from your perspectiv

40. To speak and write persuasively

41. One who includes employees in making decisions

42. Determining to what extent the business is accomplishing the goals

43. First level of management; responsible for the work of a group of employees

44. External Factors: Benefits - working conditions - salary - etc. Internal Factors: Achievement - feedback - responsibility

45. This 'do what I say' style demands immediate compliance. It is especially useful in turnaround situations - in a crisis - and with problem employees. However - using this style inhibits your organization's flexibility and can dampen employee motivati

46. The combination of tactical and strategic management

47. A leader without ethics

48. Receiving - Responding - Valuing

49. Analyzing of information - setting goals - and making decisions about what needs to be done

50. An introductory act or step; leading action