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Summary Of Leadership Style Toshiba Commerce Essay

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My leadership style is participative style according by survey. In my view my participative leadership style is appropriate for my work place. Participative leadership style helps all team members to participate in decision-making. This helps us to get proper solution for the problem and also encourage team member to share their ideas, opinion and thoughts which help in progress of organization. It will help to motivate team members and engaged them in process of organization. This style helps me work co-operatively with my subordinates. My current leadership style works out to be Participative or democratic. I have completed two surveys online (completed surveys attached with this plan), and based on the results I got from the surveys I can say that my current leadership style works out to be Participative.

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According to me participative style is good for work place but sometime it make me weaker, when new member come in work and they are not more experienced and skilled. But at that time I have to give more time to develop their skill by giving guidance. For that I have to communicate and provide more guidance to that member at work place. I have completed one surveys online (completed surveys attached with this plan), and based on the results I got from the surveys I can say that my current leadership style works out to be Participative.

My current strengths based on the surveys are situational management, delegation of authority and collaborative effort but The main areas I need to improve communication and pressure handling. Participative leadership style is the leadership style where a leader gives subordinates the opportunity to fully participate in decision making process. It is used by various influential leaders throughout the globe, making it one of the most widely used leadership style. Participative style is a very useful tool to promote employee satisfaction and employee morale.

Leadership theories

Leadership theories can be described as different ways to leadership and how leaders are created and how different types of leaders lead leader are by born or they are made .There are many different theories of leadership proposals, but I chose the most quoted of all three. We will explain in detail a bit

Transformation leaders

Business leaders to create a high-performance workforce is becoming increasingly important, and to do so beyond the job requirements and encourage the kind of organization should be able to. Injury – strain the new concept of leadership Leadership As a result, being one of them.

Teams, departments, divisions, and the entire organization: variant leadership can be found at all levels of the organization. These leaders the vision, inspiration, daring, risk the same, and thoughtful thinkers. They are equipped with a charismatic charm, Charisma alone is not enough to change the way the organization operating. For major changes, transformation leaders should exhibit the following four elements:

Inspirational Motivation: The foundation of transformational leadership is the promotion of consistent vision, mission, and a set of values to the members. Their vision is so compelling that they know what they want from every interaction. Transformational leaders guide followers by providing them with a sense of meaning and challenge. They work enthusiastically and optimistically to foster the spirit of teamwork and commitment.

Idealized Influence: They believe in the philosophy that a leader can influence followers only when he practices what he preaches. The leaders act as role models that followers seek to emulate. Such leaders always win the trust and respect of their followers through their action. They typically place their followers needs over their own, sacrifice their personal gains for them, ad demonstrate high standards of ethical conduct. The use of power by such leaders is aimed at influencing them to strive for the common goals of the organization.

Individualized Consideration: Leaders act as mentors to their followers and reward them for creativity and innovation. The followers are treated differently according to their talents and knowledge. They are empowered to make decisions and are always provided with the needed support to implement their decisions.

Situational leadership theory

The situational leadership theory developed by Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard. The model shows that the management of employees’ skills and work readiness of the individual employee and no one needs leadership style “better” to adjust. It is the model of situational leadership theory; managers can adjust their direction according to the needs of employees and implementation of effective leadership based on the situational context of Basa. The heart of the model leaders should review their followers to support the trailer on the basis of needs and opportunities. In this way, developing their skills of their followers, and of course, is more qualified, mature and independent.

Participative Theories

Participative leadership theories suggest that the ideal leadership style is one that takes the input of others into account. These leaders encourage participation and contributions from group members and help group members feel more relevant and committed to the decision-making process. In participative theories, however, the leader retains the right to allow the input of others.

Role model

Mahatma Gandhi


Mahatma Gandhi is generally considered one of the most influential world leader from humble beginning he gained world prominence helped achieve independent for India and left a lasting legacy for us all. many of Gandhi’s core principles are remarkably relevant. This is especially true of Gandhi thoughts and practice in the realm of leadership competencies and self development. He famous quote “live as if you were to die tomorrow learn as if you were to live forever” His thinking was Non violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind

According to Mahatma Gandhi was democratic leadership style . His leadership was over a whole country. A country of over 30 crore people.  It started in 1915 when he returned from South Africa where he was an advocate. In South Africa, he became acutely aware  of the inequalities and ignominies trusted upon Indians and blacks by the White men.

He was not a leader who did not listen to his subordinates. He had emphatically said that India could not be divided and if it had to be done, it would be over his dead body. But, when the rest of the leadership  put forward the theory of partition being the only solution to the imbroglio of Hindu-Muslim divide, he thought over it thoroughly and saw the inevitability of it and gave his nod.

More than than anything else, he was a leader without a thought for himself. He could have become anything he wanted in the government. It says something for him that no one even suggested that he become the prime minister or the president. He would have laughed his head off! He was not even present during the change of guard ceremony on  the night of August 15, 1947. He was with the poor victims of caste violence in Calcutta! He was, after all, one of the people, not a leader!

Vision :- Gandhi’s vision was for and independent India made up of peaceful and self sufficient villages. Gandhi encouraged inclusion of the untouchable class. He encouraged people to return to traditional Indian lifestyles and to create their own goods withing their villages.

Mission:-  Let me read you his personal mission statement:

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

I shall not fear anyone on Earth.

I shall fear only God.

I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.

I shall not submit to injustice form anyone.

I shall conquer untruth by truth and in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.

but this is his personal mission statement but his mission was freedom of India from British empires.

Bhagat singh


On the other side we will talk about Bhagat singh ji. He was one of the freedom fighter of India same like Mahatma Gandhi but his way get freedom was different from other . Bhagat Singh believed that the rich would only get richer and the poor would only get poorer in the case if India did not adopt the socialistic approach. Bhagat Singh became the first socialist leader of the country.but he always take deision his own so He was autocratic leader.

The British authority, while interrogating them, came to know about their involvement in the murder of J. P. Saunders. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, and Sukhdev were charged with the murder. Singh admitted to the murder and made statements against the British rule during the trial. 

While in jail, Bhagat Singh found that the authorities were following a dual policy in treating the prisoners. The criminals of foreign origin were treated better than Indian political prisoners. As a protest, he along with some fellow prisoners declared to “go on hunger strike”. The strike continued for over a month and finally the British had to accept before their conditions.So this behaviour shows that is autocratic leader he didn’t ask anyone in jail what he is going to do.

Bhagat Singh along with other revolutionaries found responsible for the Assembly bombing and murder of Saunders. On March 23, 1931, Bhagat Singh was hanged in Lahore with his fellow comrades Rajguru and Sukhdev. Singh was cremated at Hussainiwala on banks of Sutlej river.

In terms of leadership styles, Bhagat Singh’s was a more entrepreneurial , go-it-alone style. leadership by example, self-sacrifice, with a pro-active plan. Gandhi’s was more persuasion and extracting the lowest common denominator across different segments of the masses. in general, if one had to choose, one might prefer the Gandhi method of taking people along on your decisions. only thing then is that the plan better be a good one. if any problem was in Gandhi’s plan was that a carefully slow one. not sure also that it wasn’t just a series of adhoc reactions to various events along the way. Gandhi makes people his power but on other side Bhagat singh who take his decision on his own.

Evaluation of two leaders with my leadership style and values


Mahatma Gandhi

Bhagat singh

Rajbir Singh

Personal values










hard worker



Satisfying others


Personal Beliefs







work in team

violence for freedom

open mind


freedom fighter

Every work should be

Done in a perfect way

2. A teamwork is always

Helpful to achieve a


3. First deserve than desire

4. Always believe in yourself

And don’t expect much from


5. Life is small be happy and make

Other happy.

Personal Attitudes

1.Political minded

2.Helping others




NON Political minded

Beauty lover





2.Fun loving


4 Political minded


Personal Traits

l. Helpful





3. Fun loving




Benchmarking Criteria

Benchmarking Tools

Leadership is a measureless scope that has no boundaries none can actually describe its area, method, traits, or other specifications. Benchmarking tools is very useful when people want to know where they stand but benchmarking tool is basically comparison with you and other leader or people characteristics.

Communication:-communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another. . Many of the problems can be occur in an organization are the either the direct result of people failing to communicate and/or processes, which leads to confusion and can cause good plans to fail.

Dedication:-  dedication means spending whatever time or energy is necessary to accomplish the task at hand. A leader inspires dedication by example, doing whatever it takes to complete the next step toward the vision.

Openness:- openness means being able to listen to new ideas, even if they do not conform to the usual way of thinking. Good leaders are able to suspend judgment while listening to others’ ideas, as well as accept new ways of doing things that someone else thought of it.open to talk with their followers.

Decision making:-Good leader also need to have ability to make a good decision making. Decision making is vital tools of benchmarking.

Confidence:-confidence means you have to believe in yourself and i can do this sprit I know it sounds unoriginal, but confidence makes the leader. If you don’t your charges will begin to question whether or not you know what you are talking about.

Patience:- If you explain a task or situation to your staff and they don’t understand, then clarify it for them. It’s not their fault that they don’t understand your instructions can be wrong. Good leader need to have patience to get results.

 Loyalty:- This is something that you expect of your leader. It is also something that your leader expect from you. loyalty is the part of happiness. Loyalty makes good relations with leader and follow

Responsibility:- some leaders are more responsible than other . Leaders are willing to bear the ultimate responsibility for their undertakings. They don’t point the finger of blame when things go twisted.


I have created a table below which shows how I rate myself against the benchmarking criteria listed above.

For excellence, the rate is 5

For good, the rate is 4

For average, the rate is 3

For below average, the rate is 2

For poor, the rate is 1

For poor, the rate is 1

S. No

Benchmarking Criteria












Decision making














Rationale for Benchmarking

For communication I rated myself 4 because communication is always two way process between two living things. At my workplace without communication u can’t work in field. My co-workers at my work place also try to be like me. I always focus on my job first other than doing something else. In dedication I rate myself 5 because if i am loyal to someone or something, such as a job. To work hard towards a goal with little thought to other matters, example like : “He was so dedicated to his job that he never had any free time.” openness is very good quality of leaders. I am very open to talk with everyone at my workplace fun loving man. Anyone can talk with me at any time about anything. At my work place sometime I have to take decision on my own basis without any interruption from others. sometime it’s hard to take decision sometime easy. like i am working for watercare and i have to turn off water of key account most of the time we try to avoid to turn off the water of key account let me explain you little bit what is key account like storage of fuel place like one at end of viaduct harbour. If i have turn off water i will make my call by myself , I have to sort out that problem on the spot. So it is improving my decision making ability. Also when my boss tells me about new job or how to tackle with different situations I listen to them very carefully to avoid problem in future, which shows I have good listening skills and its my responsible level at workplace.


leader are made or leader born this question always in debate. But according me can be made or they are by born. Time has ability to change everything .my leadership style is participative leadership style i like to work in teams. where every one working together on common goal.

Sometime I behave as a leader in my house sometime at my working place and sometime at my collage. I used to compare myself with my supervisor and always notice their work that how he complete his work. And after analysing all this I feel I need to learn a lot in terms of leadership. Sometimes I feel great when I performed my duties like by boss. I day in my life i will be become a good leader. To achieve this I am doing lots of study on great leaders in the world that will help in future .

Personal Development Plan Opportunities (Goals)

Short-term Goals

To pass out my diploma in business level 5 from (Kiwi Institute of training and Education)

Start my other course water reticulation level 4

Get two year work permit.

Get permanent resident of NZ.

work on myself confidence.

Long term goals

I want to do plumbing course in Newzealand.

Setup my own plumbing business.

Buy my own house.

World tour.


To pass out my diploma in business level 5:- First thing i need to complete my course soon as possible because my company is offering me a good job that is good for my future.

Start my other course water reticulation level 4 :- After this business diploma my company is offering me water reticulation level 4 course that will give me more knowledge about my work.

Get two year work permit:- I need apply two year work permit hope so they will give me.

Get permanent resident of NZ :-After all this if everything will go right i will apply for P.R .

Work on myself confidence:- Sometime i loose myself confidence even know that i can do it.

Plumbing course in Newzealand:- In long-term goal i will do plumbing course from M.I.T that will help me in future.

Setup my own plumbing business. After i done my plumbing course i would like to set up my own business.

Buy my own house. Everyone have dream to buy a their own home same like other i had dream of buy my own home.

World tour. I like to go for world tour but this is my long term plan.


I am more practical then theatrical person I like to do things practically rather than theatrically to pass business diploma I am doing hard work in study.

To get this Opportunities i did very hardwork in company in hole company there is only two person with this course.

For my work permit i already ask my boss he is ready to help me as soon i will finish my this course.

Confident level is this kind of goal that I have to improve by myself by picking up hard job but in this method i have to make sure that i will be not get overconfident.

In long term goal i want study in plumbing course in NZ previous year I tried to get admission in plumbing but they gave to only permanent resident people so I have to my permanent resident first.

My leadership style is participative style working in teams or in group together delegating work to other so in long term plan I will try to open my own plumbing business.

I am going to start saving for my world tour i like to go around the world amd meet different people.

Time frame

Whether you are on course to complete the work in accordance with the agreed time frame. To accomplish several tasks in a limited frame of time you need to make short term plan of achieving these goals. Have an everyday to -do- list and make sure that the tasks on your list are accomplished daily. You need to sacrifice and also discipline yourself and then you will achieve.

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My short term goal and short term goal are related to each other if one of them not complete or some problem in it then other one can’t complete them I will make a Time Frame on the basis of my leadership skills and knowledge. I will check time to time whether I am achieving the goals , If I am not hitting the goals then i will find out the reason.



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