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What is Leadership? and Why do We Need Leaders?

In this video, I answer two questions, to kick off our series on Leadership: what is leadership, and why do we need it?

Watching this video is worth 2 Management Courses CPD Points*.
πŸ”Ž See below for details

Introduction to Leadership
Program 3: Managing and Leading Individuals
Course 11: Leadership
Section 1: Introduction to Leadership

Other videos in our Introduction to Leadership:
🎬 The Leadership Skillset: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
https://youtu.be/W4Ucw017y-4
🎬 Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
https://youtu.be/Pg9zH135WNQ
🎬 10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
https://youtu.be/H8WDlf_0ov8
🎬 What is Leadership-Member Exchange Theory? And Should You Use LMX Theory?
https://youtu.be/ctRgloq3BYY
🎬 Leadership Traits, Roles, and Styles: Three Types of Leadership Model
https://youtu.be/5Ya584RTHwo

LESSON NOTES
Leadership is the process of influencing one or more people, so they will achieve a goal.

Themes and Components of Leadership
These include:
β€’ The social context
β€’ interpersonal processes
β€’ setting and achieving goals
β€’ building confidence, optimism, and hope
β€’ influencing, inspiring, and motivating
β€’ empowering, delegating, and developing
β€’ making decisions that affect others

Levels of Leadership
1. Organizational
2. Functional
3. Team

Models of Leadership
We see leadership in terms of:
β€’ Traits and qualities
…how leaders are
β€’ Attitudes
…how leaders think
β€’ Behaviors
…what leaders do
β€’ Styles and approaches
…how leaders do it
β€’ Roles and functions
…what they need to achieve

RECOMMENDED EXERCISE
1. What is your own definition of leadership? Start with aspects of and then try to craft your own defining statement. (3 MC CPD Points)
2. What levels of leadership do you see around you at work? How does each operate, and what are its particular challenges? (4 MC CPD Points)
3. Why do we need leaders? What is your answer to this, in your context? (2 MC CPD Points)

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RECOMMENDED READING
There are a vast number of Leadership books – perhaps more than on any other management-related topic. And there is also a huge range represented in different lists of the best. This no-doubt reflects the different contexts for leadership.

So, any recommended reading list of leadership books must be particularly subjective. I have chosen those that made me think, and which are of particular value to managerial leaders: not sportspeople, military leaders, or CEOs. In no particular order:

πŸ“– Leaders Eat Last
https://geni.us/ZIawP8Y
πŸ“– Start with Why
https://geni.us/D8ZSs
πŸ“– Humble Leadership
https://geni.us/KMuCl
πŸ“– The Leadership Challenge
https://geni.us/nyQ3
πŸ“– The New Leaders
https://geni.us/5ziIw
πŸ“– Shackleton’s Way
https://geni.us/Oicsj
πŸ“– Why should Anyone be Led by You
https://geni.us/xugbBk1
πŸ“– The Habit of Excellence
https://geni.us/VIz8Z

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CHAPTER MARKERS
00:00 – What is Leadership and why do we need leaders
00:18 – Defining Leadership
00:58 – The study of leadership
01:23 – Themes and Components of Leadership
02:21 – Levels of Leadership
03:56 – Models of Leadership
05:46 – The Leadership Course that follows…

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10-Step Leadership Process: A Simple Model for How to Lead
Leadership Attitudes: How to Approach Things Like a Leader
The Leadership Skill Set: What Every Leader Needs to be Able to Do
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ERP 101: What is Enterprise Resource Planning?
What is Globalization?
NLP’s Logical Levels of Change: (aka Neurological Levels)
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
Guy Kawasaki: What is Enchantment?
What is Feedback? And Why Does it Matter?

Mike Clayton

About Mike Clayton 

Dr Mike Clayton is a (former) Project Manager and now a management educator. Having trained thousands of people at live workshops, seminars, and conferences, he now delivers training mainly via video. He has 14 books with international publishers and runs two successful YouTube channels. He is also the founder of OnlinePMCourses.com

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