Concluding the blogs on Leadership

Self-Management A leader sets examples that are exemplary. Self-management involves, time management, being motivated, planning. I need to work on my self-management as I lack on time management

Willingness to admit a mistake Human tendency is to make mistakes but the ability to accept and admit that one has done a mistake is courageous.

Time management will help day to day activities and work towards the future. One of the qualities that differs leaders from others is his/her visionary ideas. Concerning about today, now and tomorrow can be mitigated by improving time management.

Staying up to date on the current topics either it’s about global economy or technological innovations, reading books on different and varied topics can enhance the know-how across the globe. This can be achieved only by keeping abreast with the latest news around and improving knowledge on various topics. It is not just in the organizations that we find leaders but also in personal life.

From the above discussions we know the various types of leadership skills that exist. During the research of the three companies i.e. Microsoft, GE, and British Railways, it is clear that most of the organizations follow transformational style of leadership. From the blogs I have shared with you so far we can say that the best forms of leadership styles that nurture inspire and get the most of an individual or an employee is transformational style of leadership. As per the previous blogs we also found out that a leader has a vision and works towards that mission. A leader without a vision does not serve any purpose. Though there are various styles of leadership, it is beneficial for an organization to adapt transformational form of leadership. Working on these leadership blogs, it helped me to give a deep thinking about myself as a leader and the areas that I need to work on to become a good leader.

I would like close to my blogs with one of influential leader in the american history and give brief details about his achievement, information source is from Wikipedia.

Raised in a poor family in small towns of Northern Illinois, Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and worked as a sports announcer on several regional radio stations. Moving to Hollywood in 1937, he became a television and film actor, starring in a few major productions. Reagan was twice elected as President of the Screen Actors Guild, where he tried to root out Communist influence. At this time he was an FBI informant, under the codename “Agent T-10”. In the 1950s he was a spokesman for General Electric. Having been a lifelong Democrat, his views changed, and he switched to the Republican Party in 1962. In 1964, Reagan’s speech, “A Time for Choosing”, in support of Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign, earned him national attention.

Entering the Presidency in 1981, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed “Reaganomics”, advocated tax rate reduction to spur economic growth, control of the money supply to curb inflation, economic deregulation, and reduction in government spending. In his first term he survived an assassination attempt, escalated the War on Drugs, and fought public-sector labor. His economic policies saw a reduction of inflation from 12.5% to 4.4%, and an average annual growth of GDP of 7.91%; while Reagan did enact cuts in domestic spending, military spending increased federal outlays overall, even after adjustment for inflation. During his reelection bid, Reagan campaigned on the notion that it was “Morning in America”, winning a landslide in 1984 with the largest Electoral College victory in history.

Leaving office in 1989, Reagan held an approval rating of sixty-eight percent, matching those of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and later Bill Clinton, as the highest ratings for departing presidents in the modern era. While having planned an active post-presidency, in 1994 Reagan disclosed his diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease earlier that year, appearing publicly for the last time at the funeral of Richard Nixon; he died ten years later at the age of 93.

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