Goleman has indeed given a useful guideline about leadership and its qualities. But at times practical situations do differ from the theoretical models. Rising to practical ocassions is the main challenge for a leader.
Overall every leader's team may contain three categories of individuals: the 'FOLLOWER' who sincerely follows the directions, another is the one who works totally INDEPENDENT: he comes at his own time, works at his own time, leaves at his own time not messing neither involved in any matters. The last one COMPETES with the leader and tries to apply his rules and bypass him. The last type is a real threat since an upper hand of such entity can lead to problems in the leader's way. Hence a leader has to apply different sets of approaches to diff types and this is real challenging and skillful. A diplomatic approach is the best approach to suite such milieu. (...) Read more? Sign up for free