What is leadership? We talk about it, take courses on it, in my opinion it can be mostly expressed with 3 overall concepts.
1. Understanding other people. This concept encompasses concepts such emotional intelligence, path goal theories, situational theories, Herzberg’s motivational theory and Maslow’s motivational theory.
2. Create an environment such that other people can be successful. This encompasses organizational culture, compensation, recruitment, leadership styles, team formation concepts, organizational tools, information availability, values, vision, missions, goals, and metrics.
3. Do it all with Integrity. Without integrity, trust that the leader has the best interests of everyone in mind could be absence and thus people might be more hesitant, more protective of their position, less communicative, less creative, and more risk adverse. People need to know that the leader can be trusted.
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