Importance of Leadership in Achieving Performance Goals

Course Learning Outcomes for Unit VII
Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to:

Importance of Leadership in Achieving Performance Goals

  1. Explain applied performance practices.
  2. Examine effective teamwork.
  3. Assess techniques to promote effective communication.
  4. Evaluate techniques used to manage conflict.
  5. Evaluate the role of leadership in achieving performance goals.
  6. Recommend strategies to overcome resistance to change.
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    Importance of Leadership in Achieving Performance Goals
    Let’s think about what leaders do. They establish a vision, a mission statement, goals and objectives, and
    support, and they take on the big battles and produce the charisma for followers. Deshpande and Hill (2015)
    explain that studying leadership is important because it has such a huge impact on how employees perform
    and their commitment to their jobs. Because of this important role, leaders must know effective strategies for
    management and building morale.
    As you reflect upon the aforementioned, you may be thinking one of two things; you may instantly agree that
    leaders play an important role due to your own experiences with leadership. Maybe you had a leader who
    was extremely strong or weak, and it affected your commitment and performance. You may also be a bit
    overwhelmed by this implication. Leadership is not to be taken lightly as leaders in all industries have similar
    power. For example, consider automotive sales, firefighters, police officers, retail clerks, and
    telecommunication employees; do they not have performance standards that are measured by leadership?
    Do they not have to work as a team to meet goals and objectives in some format? Are they not influenced to
    work together, have a good attitude, and comply with corporate culture? Regardless if it is a hospital or an
    UNIT VII STUDY GUIDE
    Leadership in the
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    BBA 3451, Organizational Theory and Behavior 2
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    American corporation, leadership is important for achieving performance goals. So, leaders have a
    responsibility. They have a responsibility first to shareholders (if it is a publicly traded company on Wall
    Street). Second, they have a responsibility to their employees; they need to comprehend their roles in the
    organization and the value that the employees create for the organization. A part of the employee equation is
    to ensure employees have the correct training and resources to do their jobs. These factors contribute to
    employee satisfaction, morale, meeting performance objectives, and displaying commitment to the vision and
    mission (Deshpande & Hill, 2015). Finally, leaders have a responsibility to their customers through quality
    governance and ethical behavior.