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Leadership presentation by Future Vision Forum

  1. Naeem Akram, Future Vision Forum (
  2. Leadership  “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile”. Vince Lombardi
  3. Leadership
  4. Leadership in the 21st Century The definition of leadership has been a thorny issue for many years with each author approaching the topic from a different perspective. This is not to say that any of the definitions are right or wrong “Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of an individual or a group in efforts toward goal achievement in a given situation.”
  5. Leadership There are 3 parts to this process
  6. Leadership Process 1) The leader must stay focused on the goal himself. 2) The leader must build a caring, meaningful relationship with his followers. 3) The leader must equip his followers and assist them to reach the goal.
  7. Boss or Leader?
  8. Boss or Leader? Boss One who makes decisions, exercises authority for the implementation of those decisions and command the people. Leader One who leads the people, develops their people and teaches good values, how to be a good employee, supports them in their work, helps whenever the employee is having difficulty.
  9. Difference between boss & Leader
  10. The three most important keys to effective leadership:
  11. The three most important keys to effective leadership 1 Trust 2 Confidence 3 Effective Communication
  12. The Characteristics of a Good Leader Honesty Your business and its employees are a reflection of yourself, and if you make honest and ethical behavior a key value, your team will follow you. Ability to delegate Trusting your team with your idea is a sign of strength, not weakness, Delegating tasks to the appropriate departments is one of the most important skills you can develop.
  13. The Characteristics of a Good Leader Communication Being able to clearly and briefly describe what you want from your team. If you can’t relate your vision to your team, you won’t all be working towards the same goal. Confidence Assure everyone that setbacks are natural and the important thing is to focus on the larger goal. By staying calm and confident, you will help keep the team feeling the same.
  14. The Characteristics of a Good Leader Commitment If you expect your team to work hard and produce quality content, you are going to need to lead by example. Positive Attitude Keep your team motivated towards the continued success of the company, and keep the energy levels up.
  15. The Characteristics of a Good Leader Ability to inspire Being able to inspire you team is great for focusing on the future goals. It is your job to keep spirits up, and begins with an appreciation for the hard work. Creativity It is during these critical situations that your team will look to you for guidance and you may be forced to make a quick decision. It is important to learn to think outside the box.
  16. Leadership Styles A leadership style is a leader's style of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people. It is the result of the philosophy, personality, and experience of the leader. Different situations call for different leadership styles.
  17. Autocratic Leadership Autocratic leadership is an extreme form of transactional leadership, where leaders have a lot of power over their people. Staff and team members have little opportunity to make suggestions, even if these would be in the team's or the organization's best interest.
  18. benefit of autocratic leadership The benefit of autocratic leadership is that it's incredibly efficient. Decisions are made quickly, and work gets done efficiently. Autocratic leadership is often best used in crises, when decisions must be made quickly. For instance, the military often uses an autocratic leadership style; top commanders are responsible for quickly making complex decisions, which allows troops to focus their attention and energy on performing their allotted tasks and missions.
  19. Democratic/Participative Leadership Democratic leaders make the final decisions, but they include team members in the decision-making process. They encourage creativity, and team members are often highly engaged in projects and decisions.
  20. Benefits of democratic leadership There are many benefits of democratic leadership. Team members tend to have high job satisfaction and are productive because they're more involved in decisions. This style also helps develop people's skills. Team members feel in control of their destiny, so they're motivated to work hard by more than just a financial reward.
  21. downside of democratic leadership Because participation takes time, this approach can slow decision-making, but the result is often good. The approach can be most suitable when working as a team is essential, and when quality is more important than efficiency or productivity.
  22. downside of democratic leadership The downside of democratic leadership is that it can often hinder situations where speed or efficiency is essential. For instance, during a crisis, a team can waste valuable time gathering people's input. Another downside is that some team members might not have the knowledge or expertise to provide high quality input.
  23. Laissez-Faire Leadership This French phrase means "leave it be,“ Laissez-faire leaders may give their teams complete freedom to do their work and set their own deadlines. They provide team support with resources and advice, if needed, but otherwise don't get involved.
  24. Laissez-Faire Leadership This leadership style can be effective if the leader monitors performance and gives feedback to team members regularly. It is most likely to be effective when individual team members are experienced, skilled, self-starters.
  25. pros and cons of laissez-faire leadership The main benefit of laissez-faire leadership is that giving team members so much autonomy can lead to high job satisfaction and increased productivity. The downside is that it can be damaging if team members don't manage their time well or if they don't have the knowledge, skills, or motivation to do their work effectively.
  26. How do you become a better leader?
  27. This presentation is delivered to the students of M.Phil Leads University Lahore by: Naeem Akram, President, Future Vision Forum Lahore Email: (If you want to become a member of this forum, please send your CV to us.