leads in a different way; there aren’t two styles the same.
can not try to copy someone else’s behaviour, even if they are
successful. Every leader is different. Every
leader has his own particular style.
reading books on leadership is always useful, as they show you how
famous world leaders govern.
get new ideas, new focuses, and you can discover methods that you
can apply to your own company. It is not a good idea to try and find
in these books a perfect managing model.
It is not
useful to adjust to stereotypes, trying to apply the latest “management”
fashion of a renowned “guru”. What is interesting is knowing
about them and seeing how they work day to day, without trying to
find in these models the solution to all of your problems.
of every organization is very particular, it is always changing, and
the leader needs to know how to improvise, create his own management
model. The leader has to act with flexibility and needs to know when
an opportunity arises. Every situation can require a different focus.
model that the leader applies will extend throughout the company;
it should be absorbed by the different hierarchical levels.
helpers see how it works they will try and imitate the leader.
leader comes to establishing his management model, he will have to
face the company’s tradition (“this is done like this
because it has always been done this way”).
has to be prepared to attack the organization’s routine, questioning
it and changing the methods that are inefficient, eliminating the
traditions that slow down the progress.
that the leader will have to make decisions that can “annoy”
It is essential
to bear in mind that you can not please everyone all the time. The
leader that doesn’t’ want to annoy anyone sometimes doesn’t
take the necessary measures for the company, so that as a result he
will end up annoying everyone.
should be capable of questioning things when it is necessary, even
his boss (always using discipline and respect). The leader should
be capable of showing his discrepancy (the boss will appreciate it).