The second quality – a sense of purpose, a mission. Leader outlines the purpose, and indicates where to move. The question is, will the other to follow him or chase him … Myth 2. The leader must be charismatic. Yes, many leaders are charismatic, that is, have by some exceptional personal qualities and competence. However, closer examination turns out that most successful leaders – no. Most of the international celebrities who have their own flaws and problems.
For the leader of the more important social skills than technical. Makes you a charismatic and charming and your business mission. And not vice versa. Of course, the charismatic leader spends less resources to get results. However, administrative system also works successfully, especially in technical industries. On the other hand, a charismatic management system more fragile, because it stands in the center of a personality. Happen that this personality – the system could collapse.
Myth 3. Effective leadership is based on control, coercion and manipulation. Not at all. The most effective leadership is based on personal example, the ability to inspire, respect and the ability to make decisions quickly. Leadership longer works for the future than the past. “A leader that for which you are going to where to go themselves did not dare.” The main functions of the leader – save and protect, feed, and heating, and direct Judge (A. Kalabin). And they are based on basic human instincts: self-preservation and survival. People follow the leader because they shared his vision and purpose .