The purpose of this book is to discuss the different aspects of leadership traits in detail and their associated characteristics. The research mainly focuses on perspectives of leadership and its different aspects revolving around the same. The perspectives of Leadership received attention in the popular press, but little empirical research exists to support the theory or the anecdotal evidence used in the popular press material. The author of this book presents a model of perspectives of leadership based on the variables of vision, influence, credibility, trust, and service identified in the academic and popular press literature. Other researchers are encouraged to engage in the empirical research activities required to advance this stream of literature to its next phase of maturation.
The book also explains the leadership as practical ethics. Ethics and leadership are therefore best understood as a realist endeavor. Realists focus on power and interests as the key elements of human behavior. Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and will power, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. This guide will help you through that process. To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and do. These actions do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are NOT resting on their laurels. When a person is deciding if he/she respects you as a leader, he/she does not think about your attributes, rather, he/she observes what you do so that he/she can know who you really are. He/she uses this observation to tell if you are an honorable and trusted leader or a self-serving person who misuses authority to look good and get promoted. Self-serving leaders are not effective because their employees only obey them, not follow them. They succeed in many areas because they present a good image to their seniors at the expense of their workers. The basis of good leadership is honorable character and selfless service to your organization. In your employees’ eyes, your leadership is everything you do that affects the organization’s objectives and their well-being. Respected leaders concentrate on what they are [be] (such as beliefs and character), what they know (such as job, tasks, and human nature), and what they do (such as implementing, motivating, and providing direction).
This work is a core textbook in leadership, ethics, administration, politics, and management. This book is different from any other previously published book on leadership. It explores the different theories of leadership. To help students learn effectively, the book includes study questions and summaries at the end of each chapter.
Incuturating the Ozo Title Taking Into Christianity
Do the Igbo people have true leaders? Can the practice of “Ozo title taking” be inculturated into Christianity? In this insightful book, Dr. Oforchukwu provides us with some probing questions to reflect upon with regards to Ozo title taking in the Igbo Catholic communities. Dr. Joachim debunked the popular view that has referred to the Igbo nation as, “a kingless race” – Igbo Enwe Eze. In this book, the author explores the Theological analysis of Ozo title taking and its implications for current leadership issues in Igbo Catholic Church.
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About the Author
Joachim graduated from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in Philosophy. He earned his Masters’ degrees in International Relations from the University of Akron, Ohio and Sacred Theology from Northwestern Theological Seminary, Florida, USA respectively. He earned a doctorate in Educational Administration.
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