Basic principles of leadership can be grouped as follows:
To know self, one has to understand attributes like, be, know and do. Seeking self-improvement means continually strengthening such attributes, which can be accomplished through reading, self-study, classes, etc.
As a leader, one must know his job and the job of his followers.
Leader must guide his organization to new heights. In the process of guiding, things may at time go wrong.
He must not blame others for the situation, rather, must take the responsibility himself. He must analyse the situation, take corrective action and move on to the next action.
Using problem-solving, decision-making, planning and various controlling tools, a leader must make sound and timely decisions.
A leader is a role model for his followers. He must not only hear what he is expected to do, but also see.
Leader must know the nature of his followers and must be nurturing and caring for them.
Transparency in information enhances commitment from the followers. Hence, a leader must know how to communicate and keep his followers informed.
Development orientation requires inculcating good character traits within followers, which will help them to carry out their professional responsibilities.
This also requires transparent communication with followers.
Inculcating team spirit and culture in the followers enable a leader to accomplish the organizational goals. Hence, this is also considered as one of the important principles of leadership.
A leader by developing a team spirit develops an organization to its fullest capabilities.