Friday, June 20, 2008


Leadership in Action Author MAJOR(R)KHALID NASR Leadership is the ability of developing and communicating a vision to a group of people that will make that vision true. Leader is a person who has a vision, can communicate it and make it happen.One of the key concepts behind leadership is ACTION. A leader has to develop a vision, has to communicate it and has to achieve it. Action is in the very essence of the leader's existence. In order to achieve the vision (or goal) the leader has to master five practices, as Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes state in "The Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition". The practices are:1. Challenge the Process. 2. Inspire a Shared Vision. 3. Enable others to act . 4. Model the Way .5. Encourage the Heart. In every single practice ,there are commitments that the leader has to work on. To Challenge the Process----the leader has to search for opportunities by seeking innovative ways to change, grow and improve. He has to experiment and take risks constantly.To Inspire a Shared Vision-----the leader has to evision the future imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities. He also has to enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. To Enable others to Act------the leader has to foster collaboration promoting cooperative goals and building trust. The leader has to strengthen others by sharing power and discretion.To Model the Way------ the leader has to clarify his personal values and set the example aligning actions and shared values.To Encourage the Heart--- the leader has to recognize contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. The leader has to celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. People want leaders who are credible. If there's no credibility there's no leadership. There are four characteristics that a leader must have to be credible: honest, forward-looking, competent, and inspiring. _________________WISHING YOU HEALTH & HAPPINESS. MAJOR (R) KHALID NASR

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