Responsibilities of leader

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The manager who wants to formulate and implement the strategy of the organization, as well as effectively manage human resources, must be a leader. The leader knows how to set goals, which the organization is expected to implement in the future, and, above all, knows how to influence subordinates to achieve these goals. In this regard, the leader manager can be called simply a leader who has the formal authority within the organization, but the impact on people's behavior is due not only to the formal powers but actual abilities to influence people.

Managerial positions often are not occupied by leaders, because leadership is not associated with the position, but as mentioned before with individual characteristics and leadership skills of specific individuals. Leaders perform three important functions with which they can win and influence people:

  • Linking own objectives with the objectives of their subordinates - this is often the effect of satisfying the basic needs. Good leader reinforces the sense of realization of the deeper purpose, so people have the conviction of pursuing a common goal. Leaders are promoters, all persons involved in the project reach their own goals
  • Initiate and sustain of people's inner drive - the basic requirement is the sincere belief of purpose and success of a project. Important for leader is waking up enthusiasm in himself, and this enthusiasm and conviction of success will then motivates people.
  • Extraction from people what their best - understood as facilitating people to action at the level of their biggest opportunities in a given situation and time, and thereby provide a chance to develop. Leading contributes not only to the effective performance of subordinates, but also shapes the creators of great achievements and innovations.

Therefore, it follows that the leader is a man who in a certain group of people stimulates the process of setting and achieving goals, liberating in themselves and others enthusiasm and ability and the best character traits.

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