What We Think and How We Act in Leadership

Prashant R. Sangam

October 04, 2018

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First, let us explain the terms "leader" and "leadership."

A leader is a person who manages a group of people, as well as themselves, to achieve a common goal.

"Leadership" is a quality of a person who makes things happen, no matter what comes his or her way.

Leaders Who Don't Understand the Meaning of Leadership

Despite the training they have completed, many leaders aren't confident making decisions. Some can be afraid of superiors or for job security. Most leaders perform like robots; they obey superiors, no matter what is right or wrong, and this is why we see lot of issues with leadership. Social and professional sites provide solutions to leadership problems, but leaders and companies don't seem to follow them.

Why are management certifications necessary if decisions cannot be made by leadership? Some people who become CEOs of organizations with fewer certifications are great leaders.

Some leaders are strong, intelligent, and capable of clearing the hurdles that come their way. These are the real leaders, no matter what certifications they have.

People Who Are Not Leaders and Don't Understand Leadership

There are two such people in this case: one is an amateur, and the other is experienced. The amateur does not know what a leadership role is, but they are always excited to work. They feel leadership is something big, and they are superior, but they are not fully aware.

The second type is the experienced person, who is frustrated in management meetings and explodes on colleagues.

Respect the role more than the person in the role because the post is always there. If the leader for that post works toward the respect allotted for it, then he or she is also valued the same. Treat leadership as ordinary human beings because it makes it easy to communicate one's thoughts without any hesitation.

The first leadership in everyone's lives are our parents. But as we age, we begin to think differently and question things, which is why many lose their leadership quality.

Nowadays, leaders tend to stand behind the team, when they need to stand in front and lead. It's important to be aware of this current leadership style in order to take necessary action to fix it.

Prashant Sangam is a mechanical engineer who resides in Bangalore. He has been in the IT industry for over 10 years. Prashant has developed an interest in writing.

Opinions expressed by the author are not necessarily those of WITI.

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