Power, Influence, Advocacy, and Authenticity
How Strong Leaders Apply Power, Influence, Advocacy, and Authenticity to Motivate Those They Lead
There are different leadership approaches that can be used by leaders to effectively attain and lead an organization in achieving the desired goals (Weiss, Tilin, & Morgan, 2018). Due to the position that leaders have in an organization, there are different leadership aspects, which leaders can use to positively impact other members of the organization. These may include power, influence, advocacy, and authenticity (Weiss, Tilin, & Morgan, 2018). If used correctly, these aspects may positively impact other members of the organization by motivating and encouraging the members in their performance of their different roles and responsibilities. A strong leader can use advocacy by allowing other members of the organization to participate in the decision-making process where the members are able to share their ideas and opinions regarding certain aspects of the organization (Weiss, Tilin, & Morgan, 2018).
Power which gives leaders a high position and more responsibilities can be applied by leaders to impact the organization through listening, commitment, and a team approach (Vicki et al., 2012). This is where the leader recognizes the importance of the other members of the organization in their roles of achieving organizational goals. It is important for leaders to exercise their power and authority in an effective way to positively impact the employees of the organization (Vicki et al., 2012). Leaders should not use their power to harass or take advantage of the other members of the organization but rather empower others to improve their performance. Influence is also an important aspect which strong leaders should take advantage of to motivate other members of the organization (Vicki et al., 2012).
Positive influence will involve a positive perception and communication, which will help the leader to develop trust with other members of the organization. This will enable the members to follow the leader not focusing on the position of the leader but on how the leader treats the other members (Weiss, Tilin, & Morgan, 2018). Authenticity involves leaders being strong and committed in their roles and responsibilities, which is also helpful in motivating other members of the organization. Other members need a confident leader who is willing to take risks to ensure the success of the organization (Weiss, Tilin, & Morgan, 2018).
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