Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Listening is a Central Competence for Success of Business Leaders



Koontz and O'Donnell defined leadership as the art or process of influencing people so that they will strive willingly and enthusiastically toward the achievement of group goals.

Leaders act to help a group attain objectives through the maximum application of its capabilities.

Each group of people that performs near its total capacity has some person as its head who is skilled in the art of leadership.

Koontz and O'Donnel stated in guarded terms: Leadership skill seems to be a compound of at least four major ingredients:

1. The ability of to comprehend that human beings have different motivation forces at different times and situations,
2. the ability to inspire group members,
3. the ability to act in a manner that will develop a climate conducive to responding to and arousing motivations, and
4. the ability to use power effectively.

Fundamental understanding of people is an important ingredient of leadership.

Koontz and O'Donnel state that the fundamental principles of leadership is: Since people tend to follow those who, in their own view, offer them a means of satisfying their own personal goals, te more managers understand what motivates their subordinates and how these motivations operate, and the more they reflect this understanding in carrying out their managerial actions, the more effective they are likely to be as leaders.

Can leaders understand people without listening to them?

Ram Charan in his HBR blog post aptly stated, "For leaders, listening is a central competence for success."
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/06/the_discipline_of_listening.html     )


28 Jan 2014
People who master the ability to listen to customers and employees have a far better chance at success.
“In the short term, we’re all impatient and want to find the short answer that’s time efficient, especially the busy manager,” Meldrum said. “But in the long term, people are going to think you’re an insensitive jerk.”
http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20140127-the-fine-art-of-listening-at-work


Read more



A Leadership Competency Model: Describing the Capacity to Lead

www.chsbs.cmich.edu/leader_model/compmodel/onlinemodel.doc

The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners
http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2012/07/23/the-best-ideas-to-help-students-become-better-listeners-contribute-more/

Listening by Ron Cotter
http://www.tlcllc.com/home/7-ron-potter-blog/87-listening.html

Leader Model
http://www.chsbs.cmich.edu/leader_model/development/media/books/leading_from_the_inside_out.htm

Leadership Theory and Competency Frameworks
http://centres.exeter.ac.uk/cls/documents/mgmt_standards.pdf

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Technology Management and Research & Development - Chapter Contents

Technology Management and Research & Development

Technology Management and Research & Development

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Management of Political Party in Democratic States (Countries)





Articles on the Theme

Democracy and Political Parties

Marketing or Understanding the Needs and Desires of People

Formation of a Political party

Constitution of a Political Party

Membership

Enrolling and Developing Members

Activities of Members

Party Organization

Financial Management of the Party

     Campaign Financing Through Crowd Funding

Mass Contact Programmes

Manifesto of the Party

Views of the Party on Legislative and Administrative Issues

Elections

Election Manifesto

Selection of constituencies and Candidates

Management of Election Campaigns

Election Canvassing

Voter Mobilization

Training of Legislators

Training of Administrative Team (Government) of the Party

Separation of Government and Party Affairs when in Power

Information Technology for Political Party Management

Management of Coalition Politilcs

Disciplining the Members

Mass Meetings

Protest Movements

Social Infrastructure Development

Cyber Political Parties

References
Promoting Credible Elections & Democratic Governance in Africa
http://www.eisa.org.za/EISA/pp.htm



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Edited on this blog: 11 July 2012
Updated now: 5. Jan 2014


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