Monday, March 29, 2010

Leadership motives

1- Power Motive
2- Tenacity
3- Strong work ethic
4- Driver and achievement motive

1- The power motive is important Means … leader wants to influence others

o Effective leaders have strong need to control resources
o Leaders with high power motives :-
o Act with vigour & determination to exert power
o Spend time, thinking of ways to alter behaviour and thinking of others
o Care about personal standing with those around them

Personalized Power Motive:
o Leader with such motive seek power to further their own interest
o For them power is status symbols ( luxury & money )
Socialized Power Motive:
o Leader with such power motive use power to :-
o Achieve organizational goals or vision
o Help others & for the benefit of the entire organization

2- Drive & Achievement Motivation : o Leaders are known for investing strong efforts in achieving goals
o Importance of strong motivation for leadership is well accepted

o People with strong Ach Mot have consistent desire to:-
o Achieve through one’s own efforts & take responsibility for success or failure
o Take moderate risks that can be handled through one’s own efforts

3- Strong Work Ethics : Effective leaders have strong work ethics
Have firm belief in the dignity of work
Value hard work
They believe that group task is worthwhile

4- Tenacity: (persistence ,determination) Tenacious leaders are better at overcoming obstacles
Such leaders have a sense of purpose and a wilful determination to achieve what they want