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Leadership Styles and Employee Motivation

6 Things a Manager Can Learn From MS Dhoni

  1. Leading from the front
  2. Staying cool
  3. Sharing the due credit with fellow-men
  4. Encouraging team members to make them better performers
  5. Staying Grounded
  6. Resource Utilization
Leadership Traits of M.S.Dhoni to be followed by corporate people

Captain Cool

No, this article is certainly not about our Indian Cricket team’s captain; but he has a lot to offer to prove my point. Yes, I was contemplating about the various leaders- both in the political and economic sectors and how their attitude and perspective has a direct effect on the followers or sub-ordinates.

I thought it would be good to start from M.S.Dhoni, the all powerful leader in his own way standing tall and cool.

Don’t miss this powerpoint:

The powerpoint given here depicts the different leadership styles pertaining to an organization – be it business, service, non-profit or educational. The motive may differ for each of the listed organizations above but all have to function effectively to reach that ulterior motive.

There can’t be a second thought or opinion on this and how the emotional quotient of a leader impacts employee motivation and engagement is something phenomenal. It is directly evident from the functioning style of the employees and their attitude even when you just enter an organization.

My Bad Encounter:

Recently I had been to a dermatologist for a consultation and even before I could inquire about the doctor’s availability, the girl at the front desk was very particular to know if I would be willing to pay three hundred bucks.

I was taken aback to know that the fee was two hundred bucks for visiting during regular hours and three hundred for late hours (It was a sunday and late hours meant visiting the doctor after 12 noon).

The hundred rupees did not matter to me at all  but the way in which the man has trained his staff to put the patients into an uneasy position made me think – “Where service has to be the motto of his profession, money has REWRITTEN the ETIQUETTES in it own cruel way.”

The top 10 leadership challenges

leadership styles and employee motivation

Matched Leadership: How to Use Leadership Styles Effectively

Leadership style is one of the most debated topics in management which has influenced a great number of managers and employees. Leadership style extensively influences employee’s commitment and dedication.

A participative and democratic kind of leader creates a positive work atmosphere, a coercive leader creates an unbalanced  and negative atmosphere; nevertheless all kinds of leaders create a serious impact whether negative or positive.

Transformational leaders provide a vision and a sense of mission, inspire pride, and gain respect and trust through charisma, as opposed to a simple exchange and agreement,(Bass et al.1990) whereas Transactional leaders communicate with their subordinates to explain how a task must be done and let them know that there will be rewards for a job done well (Avolio et al.1991).

Laissez-faire leadership is a passive kind of leadership style, seen as not caring about other’s issues. There is no relationship exchange between the leader and the followers.

It represents a non-transactional kind of leadership style in which necessary decisions are not made, actions are delayed, leadership responsibilities ignored, and authority unused.

Now it is time to enjoy some funny quotes on Leadership:

  • Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women. Groucho Marx

  • First rule of leadership: everything is your fault. A Bug’s Life

  • The problem with being a leader is that you’re never sure if you’re being followed or chased. Claire A. Murray

  • The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. Casey Stengel

  • When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. Ronald Reagan

  • There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. Will Rogers

  • In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way. Tina Fey

  • With great power comes great electricity bill. Unknown

  • Leadership is being the first egg in the omelet. Jarod Kintz

What Motivates Your Employee – Management Guru