DQ WK Six One
Dq Week Six One
Globalization and increased consumer needs has led to the emergence of stiff competition among various firms. Therefore, there is a significant need to ensure strategic human resource management. This is because human resource plays a fundamental role in ensuring continuity and profitability of any firm. Human capital performance can be attributed to a variety of factors including organizational leadership, motivation, training, and development. This paper seeks to discuss define what leadership implies. Further, it seeks to discuss how leadership is related to motivation.
Leadership involves influencing a group of people`s ideologies with an aim of realizing a common goal. As such, leadership involves two groups of people which include the leader and his or her subjects. Various theories have been used over years to clearly explain leadership styles and how leaders emerge. Therefore, leadership can be based on power, charisma, function, situation, or even behaviour. On the other hand, leadership styles include authoritarian, participative, free-reign, transformational, and engaging styles. A leader assumes a leadership style depending on his or her characteristics and nature of position, that is, whether it is elective or not.
Leadership and Motivation
Motivation refers to the inward desire to achieve something or develop ones` skills. There are two main forms of motivation which include intrinsic and extrinsic. Unlike intrinsic form of motivation, extrinsic form of motivation can be induced by other individuals. In organization, managers are mandated with the sole responsibility of motivating other employees. As such, the leadership of any organization greatly influences whether employees are motivated or not. This is because managers who are the leaders are the ones who are responsible with setting good working conditions. Basically, transformational style of leadership is best used to illustrate the relationship between leadership and motivation. This is because transformational leaders develop a very good relationship with their subjects who subsequently become motivated and inspired.
Leadership involves influencing a group of people`s ideologies with an aim of realizing a common goal. On the other hand, motivation refers to the inward desire to achieve something or develop ones` skills. Leadership and motivation are closely related since leaders can inspire and motivate employees in various ways.
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