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Leadership is a skill that can be learned with instruction and practice. For the instruction component of leadership coaching, seminars are increasingly popular. Leadership seminars are often arranged through businesses that want their employees to attend one. Seminars usually take the form of public speaking presentations, and they can be on a variety of topics from leadership to Internet marketing to risk taking to investing. Sometimes seminars are also accompanied by workshops where this is discussion between seminar attendees and speakers, between speakers and other speakers and between attendees and other attendees. Seminars that take place online are called webinars. Interactive webinars have features like question & answer sessions via text, voice or video and polling.
What is Leadership?
Leaders influence groups of people to work together toward specific results. Leaders don’t necessarily have formal authority or titles, though they often do in a business setting. Effective leaders cause groups of people to meet the expectations of the leader, and effective leaders also meet the expectations of the groups of people they are leading. Good leaders are persistent, skilled in communication and caring for other people. Good leaders get others to follow them willingly, instead of by force alone. Leaders must be competent lest they fail to bring about the desired results and lose their position. Organizations need leaders at every level in order to operate most effectively.
Types of Leadership
There are places for multiple types of leadership in organizations. Transactional leadership uses management by exception, contingent reward and an emphasis on procedures, while transformational leadership uses creativity, personal relationships and charisma. There is also group leadership, where a given group of people has multiple leaders. In this form of leadership, some aspects of project leadership go to the people with the skills necessary to handle each phase of the project as each phase changes. The feeling of empowerment that can come from leadershipalso energizes the group as more group members take turns at leadership.
Effective leaders produce effective teamwork. Effective teams learn as they go, with feedback and learning opportunities taken by team members. They also have specific goals, they know when they meet them and they celebrate their successes proudly as equals. Effective teams have fun together as well as being productive and efficient. They also have set norms that contribute to the success of the team and are recognized and followed by team members. Effective teams have team members who feel appreciated and useful and they deal with conflict openly and unabashedly. They clearly understand how decisions are made in the group and who has the final authority in making them. Effective teams also have team members who know their roles and also who know when to ask for help and when not to. They know their priorities, including who needs to do what next when. Effective teams also possess a shared, proudly served purpose or purposes that they are invested in achieving. Finally, effective teams also have effective leaders.