PhD candidate and result-oriented Director with 25 years experience with involvement in all levels of Business Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Managing Project and Product Development. Aside of managing a company, he is also the best corporate trainer and public speaker in seminar and conference.
Leadership is the process when individual mobilizes people and resources to achieve a goal. In business, leadership is the capacity of a company's management to set and achieve challenging goals, take fast and decisive action when needed, outperform the competition, and inspire others to perform at their highest level. Leadership provides direction for a company and its workers and employees need to know the direction in which the company is headed and who to follow to reach the destination.
The Importance of Leadership in Workplace
Leadership involves activity of showing workers how to effectively perform their responsibilities and regularly supervising the completion of their tasks. Leadership also revolves around setting a positive example for staff to follow, by being excited about the work, being motivated to learn new things, and helping out as needed in both individual and team activities. Leadership is found and required in most aspects of society, especially in workplace. Therefore, there are several reasons regarding to importance of leadership in workplace as follows:
1. Setting a clear vision
This means Influencing employees to understand and accept the future state of the organization. A good leader will influence his followers to perform their duties by explaining the vision and the importance of their role in the outcome.
2. Motivating and guiding employees
This involves finding out the needs of the employees and fulfilling them. It is important to define the employees’ role in the work process and provide them with the tools needed. A good leader will explain the task and be available to assist them if they run into a problem.
3. Building morale
This involves pulling everyone together towards a comment goal. A good leader will let the employees know how much their work is appreciated. A simple gesture like providing praise for a task well done, or throwing a party to recognize small achievements, will regenerate their spirits.