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Leadership. A.Petkoska, SEOU Gostivar, Macedonia April 2013 For EFL students of Business English. "We all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say.". Michael Caine, British film actor (in the film The Italian job )

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A.Petkoska, SEOU Gostivar, Macedonia April 2013

For EFL students of Business English

"We all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say."

Michael Caine, British film actor

(in the film The Italian job)

  • Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite on 14 March 1933) is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive Cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over one hundred films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actors.

  • He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of British films, including Zulu (1964), The Ipcress File (1965),Alfie (1966), The Italian Job (1969), and Battle of Britain (1969). His most notable roles in the 1970s included Get Carter (1971), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and A Bridge Too Far (1978). He achieved critical success in the 1980s, with Educating Rita (1983) earning him the BAFTA and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1986 he received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Hannah and Her Sisters.

Which modern or historical leaders do you most admire? Why?

Which modern or historical leaders do you admire the least? Why?

Nowadays anyone can be a leader in fashion, because each piece of clothing the price is low, everyone can afford to buy and doing all sorts of combinations, but not the quality of the previous years when it was very expensive and had good quality.

What makes a great leader? Write down a list of characteristics.

What makes a great leader? Write down a

A great leader makes to do his activites, to have a risc on everuthing, to control his employees, to have an ideas, to make more meetings and so on.

Are there differences between men and women as leaders? Why have most great leaders been men?

In our country there is differences between men and women leaders, because I think men are more capable in their activities. But woman too are capable to do all the things for good leader.

Are people who were leaders at school more likely to be leaders later in life?

Are people who were leaders at school more In my opinion people who are leaders at school are more likely to be leaders later in life, because they with their skills can achieve improvement in their work.


What makes a bad leader? Draw up a profile of factors.

What makes a bad leader? Draw up a profile A bed leader makes his irresponsibility, promises but does not fulfill its obligations, that’s a people without innovations and he is not careful for his work.

What is the difference between a manager and a leader!

Managers have employees.      Leaders win followers.

Managers react to change.       Leaders create change.

Managers have good ideas.      Leaders implement them.

Managers communicate.           Leaders persuade.

Managers direct groups.            Leaders create teams.

Managers try to be heroes.        Leaders make heroes of everyone around them.

Managers take credit.                 Leaders take responsibility.

Managers are focused.               Leaders create shared focus.

Managers exercise power over people.  Leaders develop power with people.

Think of someone in a powerful position

List three positive qualities about this person:

1. Risc in firm


3.Cooperation with employees

List three negative qualities about this person:

1. inexperience in the work

2. irresponsible

3. not careless of their work and responsibility

Which of the adjectives below would you use to describe an ideal leader? Give reasons for your choice. What adjectives would you add?

decisive informal accessible motivating charismatic passionate thoughtful impulsive cautious adventurous flexible opportunistic

aggressive energetic persuasive open magnetic ruthless

Adjectives of Character

Adjectives with opposite meanings to the ones in the previous slide

decisive indecisiveinformal formalaccessible motivating charismatic passionate thoughtful impulsive cautiousadventurous flexible opportunistic aggressive energetic persuasive open magnetic ruthless

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of Ikea, is the home furnishings retail giant. Which of the following do you expect Ingvar to do

or to be?

1 drive an old car

2 travel first class

3 dress smartly

4 be dyslexic

5 be careful with money

6 love detail

7 be formal

8 make short-term decisions

The bolt that holds the Ikea empire together.

1. http://www.m-prestige.net/eprestige/be/3/read/11-12/reading12.htm

2. What winning formula is behind Ikea's success?

3. Make notes about Mr Kamprad under these headings:

What, in your opinion, are the strengths and weaknesses of Ingvar Kamprad? Would you like to work for him?

Kamprad has lived in Epalinges, Switzerland, since 1976. According to an interview with TSR, the French-language Swiss TV broadcaster, Kamprad drives a 1993 Volvo 240, flies only economy class, and encourages IKEA employees always to write on both sides of a piece of paper. He reportedly recycles tea bags and is known to pocket the salt and pepper packets at restaurants." In addition, Kamprad has been known to visit IKEA for a "cheap meal". 

When is the correct time for a leader or founder to leave his or her company?

When you will not be ready for what I expected to work. When you attain the highest level of age when they will be unable to perform the work.


Discuss these questions.

1. How important are rational and emotional factors when making decisions about the following:

a present for someone, a new company logo, a partner, a holiday destination, a new product to develop and someone for a job.

2 .Think of an important decision that you have made. How did you decide?

3. Do you think men and women have different ways of making decisions?

4. Who makes big decisions in your household?

Which ideas below do you agree with? Which do you disagree with? Why?

1.Before making a decision it is advisable to:

a) write down pros and cons

b) take a long time

c) have a sleep or rest

d) consult a horoscope

e) consult as many people as possible

2. If a choice has cost a lot of time and money, stick to it.

3. Rely on the past to help you to make a decision.

4.Reduce all decisions to a question of money.

5. Be totally democratic in group decision-making.

Role play this situation.

You are board members of a manufacturing firm. As your company is making a loss, you must cut costs. Hold a meeting to decide which one of these options to follow.(Make an audio recording)

A Cut factory workers wage by 10%

В Pay no end-of-year bonus

С Make 50 employees redundant

D Reduce everyone's salary by 8%

Useful language

Useful language

Asking for facts Identifying needs Making a decision

Can you bring us up to We've got to get more The solution, then, is to

date? information. keep the store going.

Can you give us the We need more I think, on balance, we

background? information about where feel we should keep the

we're going wrong. store going.

Where do we stand with

? Agreeing Stating future action

Making a suggestion You're absolutely right.So, the next thing to do

is ... .

We should sell out as I totally agree with you.

soon as possible. What we've got to do

Expressing doubt

now is ... .

Why don't we sell out?

I am worried about the

Disagreeing store's location.

I don't agree with that at I'm not sure about that.


I totally disagree.

Thank you

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