Leadership With An Attitude

Leadership with an attitude that sees the people involved, without respect and involvement, solely as a production factor for work, will only work in the long term with the weakest employees who have no alternative on the market, or who believe they have no alternative. Leadership is a service, both for the company represented and for the employees led. On the one hand, the person responsible for management represents the entrepreneur on the site, with the purpose of contributing to the achievement of the company's objectives by managing the employees. In this respect, leadership means "setting people in motion in a targeted manner".

On the other hand, the manager has the responsibility to support the employees in achieving their personal goals and to represent the legitimate interests of the employees. If we can support a partner in achieving what he defines as success, then we no longer need to "set employees in motion", but rather the movement comes from the employee's own drive.

This is the easiest way to "motivate" - achieving the company's goals becomes the way to achieve one's own goals. As managers we need authority. This term originated from "Auctoritas", a Roman concept of value that can be described as "Dignity", "Reputation" and "Influence". In the broadest sense, authority is a social positioning that leads other people to orient themselves by this role model (in the worst case: example) and its values and rules.

The 3 sources of authority: