3.4.6 Summary

To summarise, a leader who wants to be effective, should:

  • help others interpret situations and events
  • build and maintain consensus on target objectives, priorities and strategies of the company
  • foster trust and dialogue among the working team

In addition to the aforementioned traits, if the leader can motivate his/her colleagues, then they can all move towards the same direction and speak the same language. It does not really matter which theory of leadership or motivation will be applied, since no single theory is perfectly applicable to an organization. The most important issue is to understand the organizational culture and environment of the company, as well as the business and its employees in order to offer all of them something to gain from the process.