Background information on the subject of leadership behaviour

Professional leadership

The Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann understands leadership as a targeted, motivating influence on people whose goal is to contribute to the success of the organization.

Many different approaches and methods can ensure leadership success.
Trait theory approaches state that personality traits that are independent of the situation (e.g., openness) are responsible for successful leadership.
Other approaches refer to different situations: Individual behavioral styles should be adapted to situational conditions.
Optimal leadership behavior implies: Looking at things from different angles, being appropriate to the situation and acting in a specific, organization-related way.

To create an efficient team, the right motivation is crucial.
A distinction is made between material motivation, such as a wage increase, and immaterial motivation, which means, for example, the release of greater room for maneuver and/or more responsibility.
The leader must grasp the atmosphere and attitudes of his employees in order to choose the most efficient leadership style with regard to his organizational climate.

The various leadership styles differ in terms of employee involvement, the extent to which they are task- or employee-oriented, and the company's orientation.

Efficiency and job satisfaction cannot be considered independently of each other, as they are interdependent. The leader should be responsible for establishing or maintaining networking between and with employees. Self-reflection and knowledge about one's own communication possibilities can be of great help here.

The Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann offers the seminar on the topic of leadership behavior - professional leadership in practice in Münster, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Vienna and Zurich.

Author: Management Institute Dr. A. Kitzmann

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