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Leadership And Motivation

Subject : soft-skills
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1. One who includes employees in making decisions

2. 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

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

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

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

6. 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

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

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

9. The combination of tactical and strategic management

10. The way a manager treats and involves employees

11. One who gives little or no direction to employees

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

13. Specialists in a specific area of the business

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

15. The ability to pursue goals with energy and persistence - for reasons that go beyond money or status

16. Directive and controlling style of management

17. Obtaining - training - and compensating employees

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

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

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

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

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

23. A leader without ethics

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

25. Providing extrensic awards may...

26. 1. Communication skills 2. Interpersonal skills 3. Conflict-resolution skills 4. Negotiation skills 5. Motivational skills

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

28. Discipline and training of oneself - usually for improvement.

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

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

31. 1. Coercive 2. Authoritative 3. Affiliative 4. Democratic 5. Pacesetting 6. Coaching

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

33. An introductory act or step; leading action

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

35. The ability to understand people's emotional makeup

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

37. 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

38. The ability to manage relationships - build networks - and find common ground

39. Adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundless of moral character; honestly.

40. 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

41. The process of accomplishing the goals of an organization through the effective use of people and other resources

42. A spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of people

43. The arrangement of resources in order to meet goals

44. 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.

45. A system of moral principles

46. 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

47. 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

48. Directing and leading people

49. 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

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