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n5. Leadership skills: key to increasing individual effectiveness. (part 1) Fulwiler, Richard. "Leadership skills: key to increasing individual effectiveness." Occupational Hazards 57.5 (1995): 69+. General OneFile . Web. 16 June 2011. Document URL http://find.galegroup.com.research.smpl.org:2048/gtx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC- Abstract: Leadership is probably the most important characteristic people need to have if they are to be effective in their tasks and responsibilities. It is through leadership that desired results are achieved. Leadership is not necessarily the domain of managers; all members of the organization can make a difference regardless of their position. Several tips on how to develop leadership skills are presented. Full Text: COPYRIGHT 1995 Penton Media, Inc. In the first of a two-part series, a prominent health and safety manager examines the importance of leadership both in terms of the safety and health practitioners' individual effectiveness and how it benefits the organizations they serve. Our technical skills give us the right to succeed professionally, but it is our leadership skills that provide the way for us to succeed. Is the theme of this year's American Industrial Hygiene Conference, "Focus on Leadership," a wake-up call or just a friendly reminder that occupational health and safety professionals must continue to demonstrate leadership? We would do well as a profession to take it as a wake-up call and to further embrace a healthy dissatisfaction with the status quo when it comes to the subject of leadership from both an Individual and organizational perspective. While it is popular to draw a distinction between the concepts of leadership and management, it is not overly relevant, since they are only labels for skill sets that are to a great extent mutually dependent. Traditional definitions of management include: * To direct or control the use of, * To exert control over, * To accomplish objectives through the efforts of others. Obviously, there must be sufficient difference between these concepts for me to focus on leadership. My bias is influenced by Peter Drucker, who in his book "Managing the Future: The 1990s and Beyond" wrote about leadership: "It is mundane, unromantic and boring. Its essence is performance." Said another way: Leadership is the process by which we achieve the results we desire.
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When we think of leaders, past or present, some names that invariably come to mind are Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Dwight Eisenhower and Colin Powell. Chances are, you agree with some of these names and disagree with others. You probably have your own list. Take a moment to reflect on the attributes or skills of the leaders on your list. Among these
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