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Subject: Leadership skills
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: esojleafar-ga
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Posted: 22 Dec 2003 11:19 PST
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Question ID: 289523
How leaders coach and/or mentor, and develop leadership in others?
Subject: Re: Leadership skills
Answered By: leader-ga on 23 Dec 2003 14:41 PST
Hello esojleafar-ga:

It was a pleasure to answer this question. I am providing a short
summary of some of the methods that leaders use to motivate people. At
the end of the summary, I have also provided very useful links that
will answer the precise question that you have mind. Some of the
articles are short while some are more comprehensive but they all well
organized and easily understood. These article will help you pu
togehter an answer.


Leadership is a process of getting things done by people. It is
important to understand that not every person possesses the quality to
lead people. Infect, leading people is a difficult process as it
requires the leader to motivate each person to carry out their orders.
Since, leaders rely on others to perform the required task; it is a
sort of team work that is always adventurous because the leaders
themselves don?t know if the task will be accomplished.

To lead the people is to motivate them and to do that, it is vital
that a leader create an environment that will help the people to carry
out orders without involving complications. A leader creates such a
condition that allows the team to improve and get results. The main
task of the leader in that environment is to suggest viable solution
to problems and evaluate the performance of his team so that the
individual members of the team can easily discuss the situation and
try to improve from within.

The greatest asset of a leader is that they involve each member of the
group in the team building process and make them believe that nothing
can be achieved without acting as a team. To achieve this, according
to John Boldani, the author of the famous book ?Walk to motivation?, a
leader turns bad attitudes to good ones by listening, learning and
than introducing positive changes based on the experiences of his
team. A leader not only hears the suggestions from the team members
but also learn from their cumulative experiences. For example, it is
often seen that a coach of a certain team might not be a very famous
player in his own times but they are able to lead their team
successfully in major tournaments. The reason behind the success of
such coach is their ability to learn from the knowledge of the players
and make new strategies based on those experiences. Thus a decision of
a good coach is based upon the collective information that they gather
from their own knowledge and the knowledge of their teams. Such an
attitude of a coach helps other players feel important and provide
them an opportunity to participate in the decision making process.

Almost all the great leaders in the history have led by example. Most
of the leaders recognize the extent to which their followers emulate
them and thus always try to be role models to inspire future leaders.
A successful team building process involves a leader where he asks
people to challenge the ideas proposed by the leader himself. By
encouraging the people to challenge the strategies proposed by the
leaders, they (the leaders) allow themselves an opportunity to change
any proposition that might not be very effective. Most famous leaders
have also been known to encourage their sub-ordinates to disagree with
the leader?s ideas so that the final decision is based on the
collective efforts of the team members. When the final decision is
based on a broad range of ideas by different individuals, it
encourages the other members to put forward their theories and

Sharing the responsibility of the leadership with other team members
is another important aspect of the leadership qualities. By delegating
the responsibilities to the members of the team, a leader shows trust
in others and thus promotes harmony among the group. Among other
improvements, a leader also makes it easier for the team members to
communicate among each other. For this purpose, a leader may allocate
a certain place for the gathering of the members so that everyone can
share the ideas proposed by other members.

A leader who is trying to develop the leadership skills in his
employees integrates the leadership qualities in the overall learning
process. Thus, an environment is which the group members can apply
their ideas towards the implementation allows the individuals to
explore their success potential and learn from their mistakes. In the
creation of such an atmosphere, a good leader has the ability to
oversee the mistakes of the members because he realizes that the whole
learning process is a result of success and failures. To hone the
leadership qualities of the team, a leader always provides a leeway
for any failures. The designing of learning activities that calls for
action learning approach is a hallmark of a successful leader. By
exposing the team members to the real world situations, a leader makes
it easier for his people to understand the complexities involved on
the path towards success.


Managing others
?This is a very comprehensive article about different methods that
help develop leadership skills in others. The web page provides
summaries containing full text.

Developing leadership skills Developing%20Leadership%20Skills.pdf
?This is also a very interesting article on different ways that a
leader can help their teams to develop essential leadership skills.

Successful leaders know how to motivate others
?The article summarizes the qualities of the leader that allow them to
motivate their sub-ordinates. It also points out to seven different
methods to encourage the followers.?

Motivating Others
?This article highlights the importance of motivation in the
organizations and discusses some of the issues that can help mangers
and organizations to build a better workplace.?

How to motivate others?
?The page highlights the important factors that motivate others with
the help of various tables.?

Motivate others, motivate yourself
?This article discusses the need for the managers in a small
organization to motivate the employees and workers by involving them
in the decision making process and giving them more authority. It also
explains the methods that help managers motivate themselves.?

Motivate others to Peak Performance
?This is a very interesting article that uses psychological techniques
in order to address the needs of the workers. It goes on further by
providing 21 unique ideas.?

Mentoring others can help the trainer develop leadership skills
?The article emphasizes the need for training others as it can help
the trainer develop leadership skills.?

Motivational Management
?This article asks the managers to motivate and treat people in a way
that they want to be treated, themselves.?

Five Ideas of developing leadership in your staff
?This short but useful article points out five important factors that
leaders should know in order to develop the leadership skills in their

21 Ways to develop and reinforce leadership skills
?This is a comprehensive article for anyone who wants his team to
develop leadership skills. It points out different and effective
methods to hone the leadership qualities of other people.?


?how to develop leadership skills in others?
?how to motivate others?

I hope this will help. Please clarify, if you are not satisfied with the answer. 


Request for Answer Clarification by esojleafar-ga on 07 Jan 2004 12:33 PST
your answer was excellent. Could you find anything regarding to the following:

How this question, "How leaders coach and/or mentor, and develop
leadership in others?", relates to the four characters in the book
<Who moved my cheese?> by Spencer Johnson. Do you see any of the
characters having or exhibiting some coaching/mentoring and developing
leadership in others' skills? Thanks

Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 07 Jan 2004 16:13 PST

I will research this. I will keep you updated on my research and try
to provide an answer in a very timely manner.


Clarification of Answer by leader-ga on 14 Jan 2004 17:44 PST
Heloo esojleafer:

In order to answer this question, I had to read the book myself. I am
still trying to access the book. Please allow me more time.

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