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Leadership - ... It is considered that we are born naturally with traits as part of our personality; this theory in summary believes that leaders are born not made Criticism Researches were done to define traits or personality characteristic that best predict the effective leader. List of about eighty traits or characteristic were gotten but trait approach failed to define clearly a stable set of characteristic associated with effective leadership. Even the concept of what is effective remains open to question....   [tags: Leadership Theories, Style Approaches] 1500 words
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Leadership - ... Correlations indicate dynamic constructs conceived from behaviors that are stereotyped according to gender. 3 Irby, Brown, Duffy, and Trautman (2009) mentioned several post-modernism theories recognized as essential to the expansion of the SLT. Post-modernism stresses truth revealed in all of humanity while modernism encompasses such dynamics as behavior, scientific, empirical and male-dominance (2009). The need for post-modernism does not cast out old leadership theories but establishes a co-dependence of theories recognizing that there is a need for incorporation of several theories (2009)....   [tags: Synergistic Leadership Theory] 1564 words
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Leadership - ... Mandela’s ideas about resolving disagreement grew as developed common sense of individuality and vision for leading people. Has combined the tactic and procedure observed from tribal chiefs, formal education and experiences to the ways of ruling parties. Mr. Mandela observed the ways of oppressors and well-known that they did little to dishearten, and in fact give confidence division along with the different tribes or groups of black and Asian South Africans. This taught that leaders might use their power to bring people together or slash apart....   [tags: Psychology, Personality, Leadership Styles] 2391 words
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TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP - TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP James MacGregor Burns has defined leadership as “leaders inducing the followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations – the wants and needs, the aspirations and expectations – of both leaders and followers” (Burns 1978. p.19.) The concept of leadership as a whole encompasses different explanations, theories and leadership styles and has been popular not only from the organizational perspective but in the educational and political context as well....   [tags: Leadership] 1031 words
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Leadership Styles - ... Regarding the consultative mode, Bauer and Erdogen (2009) and McConnell (2006) state that participative leaders involve employees in the decision- making process. Although participative leaders trust their employees in decision- making, Sims (2002) states that participative leaders retain the authority to take action whenever necessary. In the delegative mode, participative leaders share responsibilities and tasks with employees, clearly communicating with their employees. Participative leadership and consultative leadership are quite similar....   [tags: Leadership ]
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What is Leadership? - ... 9). Stacey Kole, deputy dean of the full-time Chicago MBA programme, said leadership ran through the entire MBA program and that leadership could be demonstrated at all levels in an organization, not just at the very top. “We talk about leadership in small terms, in bringing a product to market, and in running a company,” said Kole. “And we talk about how we don’t all have the same leadership style. We discuss ‘genuine’ leadership and how to find your own voice and style. We emphasize self-awareness and we hold a mirror up to students so they can see themselves as others see them” (Braid, 2007, p....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Qualities - The leadership of age belongs to the army. And basic leadership skills and theories related primarily to the military. But recently, more work has gone in the search for application in business and the forces acting on the business process is much more fierce, brutal and devastating than in the army. The only difference is that in the army, and the results of the failure of the leadership in the loss of land and lives, while in the field of business, and the lack of leadership qualities in the collapse of commercial empires, and a sharp decline in productivity and profits....   [tags: Leadership ] 1881 words
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Leadership Traits - Leadership Traits As a growing debate, the question at hand is whether great leaders are born with specific leadership traits, or if one can be taught certain traits over time. According to (Wikipedia.com) the approach of listing leadership qualities, often termed "trait theory of leadership", assumes certain traits or characteristics will tend to lead to effective leadership. I believe that leadership traits such as honest, competent, initiative, inspiring, hardworking, intelligent, and the ability to lead the masses, are some of the leadership traits one should possess....   [tags: Leadership]
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What is Leadership? - Leadership is a difficult word to define and according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary leadership is the “office or position of a leader” (Miriam-Webster, 2010). This definition is definitely not one that I would ascribe to when discussing leadership. My definition of leadership is “the ability someone has to motivate and empower others to achieve a goal.” Some may add to this definition, others may discard it altogether and have a completely different definition. In the end, leadership takes on many different forms depending on who is doing the defining and we end up asking ourselves, what is leadership and why do we care....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Educational Leadership - Intro Many people in present day are trying to understand the concept and practice of leadership. The concept of leadership is equivalent to ensure the influence in school and manage the change and organizational structure. There has been the gigantic amount of literature lately about the school leadership. However, many people still misunderstand the concept of leadership. In order to learn the concept of leadership, people required to do more than reading just some literatures or fantasizing about what great the leaders should be....   [tags: Leadership]
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The Distribution of Leadership - 1 Introduction The distribution of leadership has been practiced from ancient times, Hatschepsut co-ruled Egypt with Thutmose III and the history of Rome is peppered with examples of joint-Emperorships. These examples, which involve sharing or complimentary leadership, are salient because they involve the tips of massive hierarchical organisations and show that there has been a need to flatten hierarchies and share responsibilities from ancient times. The current term used is distributed leadership and its application is not exclusive to educational organisations....   [tags: Leadership]
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Effective Leadership - The style of leadership used by managers should depend upon the type of staff within a company. Different situations require different approaches and skills. It is wrong to say that there is one best style of leadership which can be applied in conjunction with all subordinates. Mullins seventh edition text book defines leadership as ‘a relationship through which one person influences the behaviour or actions of other people’. Boot et al (1977) refers to it as ‘one of the most fundamental aspects of management.’ The proof that there is no one best style of leadership lies with the number of leadership theories which exist in today’s society....   [tags: Leadership] 805 words
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Followers and Leadership - Leadership is a person or group of people who have taken on the position of assisting others through motivation, good decision making, and a strong commitment to promoting change. Leaders are considered as one of the key success of management of organizations and companies. An effective leader sets clear direction, establishes goals, empowers their team towards achievement, and leads by exemplar. Leadership and motivation styles vary from individual to individual, it is essential for managers to know and understand leadership, and particular how leadership affects countries and the workplace....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership Style - Leadership Essay, A.P.A 1000 word essay The leadership style combination between autocratic leadership and empowerment leadership would give the futuristic cutting edge per se, to create a diversified ultimate decision making policy. Autocratic leadership, which is a style that leaders who make decisions on their own without consulting employees enjoy and empowerment, which is a practice in which managers lead employees by sharing power, responsibility, and decision making with them (Boone, L. E., & Kurtz, D....   [tags: Leadership]
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Negative Leadership - ... Every single week my supervisor threatens to take away the company vehicle privilege of anybody on our team that doesn’t achieve their productivity and repeat numbers. Every week there is always someone on our team that doesn’t make their numbers but my supervisor never follows through and doesn’t take away their vehicle privileges. The lack of follow through by my supervisor creates a situation in which the employees feel that they don’t have to make their numbers because they know they won’t be punished....   [tags: Leadership ]
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School Leadership - ... A Change Agent is willing to challenge the status quo and temporarily upset a school’s equilibrium. A major obstacle to the principal’s ability to act as a change agent is the lack of a plan to focus district resources, including financial resources, on change. A systematic plan for school improvement where shared goals are established and common problems identified empowers a principal to act. Contingent rewards refer to the extent to which the principal recognizes and rewards individual accomplishments....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Model of Leadership - A large amount of work has gone into studying, researching, and developing models of leadership. There have been numerous models put forth, examined, applied, and either used or discarded. However, after all this work, there is still not one 'perfect' model or method of leading. Every situation and group is different, therefore a good leader must be flexible. A good model of leadership is one that incorporates different models into one that understands that the only constant is change. Therefore, my model of leadership will be based primarily upon flexibility....   [tags: Leadership] 2021 words
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Leadership Styles - Leadership Styles For many years, people have wondered what makes a good leader. Is it the environment that they are born into or are they made into good leader, who knows. I believe that we cannot give a clear definition of what makes a leader. According to (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009, p. 346) leadership is defined as “a social influence process in which the leader seeks the voluntary participation of subordinates in an effort to reach organizational goals. So what is my leadership style. I believe that I have several leadership styles....   [tags: Leadership]
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Motivation and Leadership - Motivation and Leadership are intrinsically linked in the fact that one allows an easement in the process of the other. Without the ability to use the mutual relationship of leadership to influence the motivators of followers, leaders stagnate and are limited by their own inability to accomplish all that must be for real change to occur. In less Rostonian terms (that is, based on Rost (1993)), without a motivated group of followers leaders are stranded and not achieving to a level of excellence....   [tags: Leadership]
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Effective Leadership - ... EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND TEAM BUILDING Effective leaders are aware of their own “attitudes, understand that people matter, takes people with them, understands human characteristics which can inhibit progress and how obstacles can be handled, can implement change and suppress his/her own reluctance to accept change and has the ability to learn from others (Bird, 1992). Building highly effective teams begins with a picture of what the leader is aiming for – a target and it is also important to know what a high performance team is (Blanchard 2001)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Servant Leadership - Servant Leadership Human Resource Management, Spring 2010 Introduction In the first major paper on stakeholder theory, Edward Freeman and David Reed state that a stakeholder is "Any identifiable group or individual on which the organization is dependent for its continued survival." (Freeman and Reed 89) Given that these groups' input are all vital part of an organization's success, creating solutions that benefit all stakeholders is important for long term success. Solutions that conflict with the interest of one of the stakeholders, could result in that stakeholder withdrawing the support that the organization needs to survive....   [tags: Leadership] 839 words
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Authentic Leadership - Running Head: Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition BOB BOB In the Leadership Challenge, 4th edition, it is Kouzes & Posner (2007) intention to present a road map for individuals to follow on their leadership journey. The authors stress that “leadership is not a gene and it’s not an inheritance.” Leadership they assert is “an identifiable set of skills and abilities that are available to all of us” (p. 23). They make clear that the “great person” theory of leadership is “plain wrong.” Leaders are our everyday heroes who do extraordinary thing on a regular basis (p....   [tags: Leadership] 1321 words
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Leadership Styles - ... It was refreshing when a very positive nurse began to explain my mother’s situation after the doctor left the room. I notice that although she was our attending nurse she was also in charge of the floor. Even though she would be assisting us she would from time to time assist her subordinates. She would use words and phrases such as how can “We…” (G. Pearson, personal communication, DATE). The democratic leader welcomes the opinions and suggestions of their subordinates. (Lewin & Lippitt, 1938) G....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Entrepreneurial Leadership - ... This is where you tell the people that are following you “thank you”, while taking the time to acknowledge your followers hard work (Kouzes 2008). Drucker focused on respecting the worker and believed that employees were assets instead of liabilities (Drucker 1999). Case believed that you could change the world by investing through the prism of not-for profit, philanthropic organization (Case 2010). Self confidence- Drucker is quoted to say, “Without self confidence, they are weak leaders” (Drucker 1999)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Assessment - ... An example of this would be my recent work to bring two organizational groups into alignment within the company. Both of the groups were considered successful in the context of their own business, but some of the inefficiencies built into the group-to-group hand-off required rework for one group’s work to be compliance with the others. I worked to analyze and learn the two different group’s structure and workflows, then implemented changes to bring the two groups into alignment. The result of this change was a 25% decrease in time to move a customer between the two groups, with only a minimal change in process....   [tags: Leadership ]
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My Leadership Philosophy for Student Leadership - Leaders come forth depending on the kind of situation, in which they are need. This type of leadership is typically known as “situational leadership,” where the key concept is every situation is different, so each situation requires a specific, unique leader. For a person to be a great leader, one does not have to necessarily assume a “bossy” persona, which is stereotypically characterized with all leaders, but being a leader based on listening. Being this background leader is known to many as, “servant leadership.” Servant and situational leadership is how I can characterize my leadership style so far since I have joined the student leadership community at Hillwood High School....   [tags: leadership, ] 999 words
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Effective Leadership - ... This requires listening but also speaking in a way that can be easily understood, so that everyone on the team knows what the goals are and how to meet them. She took the time to know us as individuals and took an interest in our personal lives. People want to know that they matter and that they have an opportunity to express that value in their work and actions (Porter-O'Grady & Malloch, 2007). We knew that she cared and it motivated us to do our best. Morale was very high in her department because of these attributes....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Skills - ... In our case Dr. Gayle is portrayed as “politically savvy” and “pays attention to the care and feeding of networks and people” (Riccucci, 2002 p. 17). Building positive relationships and networks involves an ongoing process of building trust among individuals. Cooperation is the foundation of success; therefore it cannot be overlooked as a leadership skill. The role of Information Within Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development, the informational role of a leader incorporates several responsibilities directly involving the exchange of information (Lussier, 2010 p....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Reflections: Aspects of Dysfunctional Leadership - ... Thus, the author’s effectiveness as a leader would benefit from implementing strategies for overcoming these dysfunctional behaviors. Overcoming Shortfalls in Leadership A common theme of “individualism,” which is characteristic of narcissistic behaviors (Rosenthal & Pittinsky, 2006), appears to be prevalent in the author’s leadership deficiencies. Correspondingly, the author’s strategy for addressing the aforementioned deficiencies in leadership focuses on formulating a “dialogic” approach for gaining increased awareness and insight of the potential for dysfunctional behaviors....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Effective Leadership - ... However, some employees like Alma could comprehend what personal days meant. This different perception of the employees on the recent information had a negative impact on their working morale and as a consequent, their performance declined to a great extent. This impact on the employee would have been prevented if the company had a well structured communication channel that would aid easier and common understanding for the employees. However, the problem may be eliminated through holding a common meeting to explain to the employees what personal days meant....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Business Leadership - ... Not all managers are leaders and not all leaders are managers. The biggest difference between management and leadership is people skills. In determining if a person is a leader or a manager, Bova (2008) lists some differences with which many a person would agree. One difference is that a manager directs people. Managers essentially tell employees to get the job done. Many people work on autopilot until their work shift ends. However, people will follow a leader. Leaders inspire others to want to strive for their best and to go beyond their normal duties....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Assessment - ... Billy recognized this early in his career as a Christian Leader and chose to shun the appearance of evil. Post conventional morality according to Kohlberg’s level 3 (Estep & Kim, 2010, p. 128), places the decision to act in a moral way squarely on the shoulders of the individual. Moral values at the two levels prior to Kohlberg’s third were based on a person having moral values according to the need at the moment, and on laws, rules, and guidelines. Billy’s inner values helped him to ready himself to confront temptations....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership in Success - ... However, after just one year he moved to sales at the front counter. This was where he found his passion, sales. Marc began asking to manage his own shop. He believes Dorman finally gave him a location just to shut him up (Graham) . It was a small service station in downtown San Diego, likely to close in as little as six months. The decreased flow of business sales was due to urban workers moving to live in the suburbs. He listened to the advice from the crew that was already working there. Together they realized the shop did not open until most customers were already at work....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Study - ... While it is the goal of these community organizers to “empower” the community, they may not be able to complete this task without expertise (Culley and Hughey, 2008). For example, one community organizer was able to ascend to a higher position within the organization after providing assistance to community members in the process of losing their homes to foreclosure. After working with this community she was able to gain the knowledge to train other community organizers on best practices, quality control and community outreach....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Hitler's Leadership - ... Roosevelt in the United States. As if these policies were not enough, Hitler went on to institute measures that helped the female work force, which most presidents or rulers had never done at his time. As a result of Hitler’s all round policies he dropped what was once an unemployment rate at 15.3 percent to less than a 3 percent. What other ruler or president of that time was capable of that. None, not even President Franklin Roosevelt because Hitler, on like any other president, had the interest of the people (Germans) at heart and sought to fulfill them....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Qualities of Leadership - The dictionary defines leadership as a critical management skill; it is the ability to motivate a group of people toward a common goal. These qualities will help you develop your skills as a leader. Leaders play a very huge role whether the task that they are taking on is big or small. The leaders face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers to understand and know what they think and what they do. Leaders should know that creativity and innovation are the life of their organization....   [tags: Leadership, ] 1173 words
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Transformative Leadership - ... 5. Give managers a sense of urgency. The leader must capitalize on the available opportunities and assemble managers that share his vision. 6. Commit to greatness. When adopting this ideal, the leader can instill human nature and strife for effectiveness. 7. Adapt a long-range perspective while observing organizational issues from a broad view. Without thinking of the future, a company cannot be transformed. 8. Build trust. The transformational leader ensures there is trust between all stakeholders....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Organizational Leadership - ... The performance of nursing without caring cannot be called nursing (Scheel, 2008). Interactional nursing incorporates scientific thinking that draws on the works of various philosophers. Exploring how interactional nursing is a practice-theory between the natural, human and social sciences, reinforces the need for nurses to define any concepts used to explain nursing theories. Defining the concepts used is necessary to paint a word picture of all that nurses do. While concepts seem very abstract at times, defining them can lead to greater understanding by all, leading to increased appreciation of nurses....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership - Honestly when I heard of YLI and signed up to go I was thinking 'what am I getting myself into?' 'I can't believe I paid good money to go to a boring leadership camp. I won't learn anything that I don't already know.' I can't tell you how wrong I was with those initial thoughts. The more I think about it, the more I realize that during those 5 days I learned from some very special people how to become a great leader and a great person, and I was also taught an essential concept that I will use throughout my life: the Rotary Club 4- Way Test....   [tags: servant leadership] 1046 words
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Leadership - Leadership There are at least two things you can say about leadership without sounding stupid or exaggerating, 1) Leaders are important, and secondly 2) There is always a leadership crisis of one kind or another, at any given time; e.g. shortage or incompetence, evil, crooked, inadequate, you name it. As simplistic as these statements may sound, they are paramount to any study or discussion of leadership and its effectiveness. In this paper, I would like to elaborate upon some qualities of a good leader, the relationship between leaders and the followers, the difference between a leader and a manager, between leadership and authority, and finally touch upon the possible evils and misuse of power and leadership positions....   [tags: Leader Leadership] 1229 words
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Transformational vs. Transactional Leadership - ... 59). Nowadays, what we need for a successful organization is both transactional and transformational leadership to be taking place on. Leaders must regard followers’ sense of self worth and then they can easily motivate their followers of making effort on commitment and involvement. This is what transformational leaderships add to transactional change (Bass & Avolio, 1993, p, 69). It was also sated by Bass (1998, p. 4) that ‘transformational leadership in some ways is the expansion of transactional leadership’....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Canadian Indigenous Leadership - Indigenous leadership is a key element of the Canadian leadership landscape, and is virtually ignored in Wren’s discussion of modern views on leadership. In Part IV of The Leader’s Companion: Insights on Leadership Through the Ages, Wren guides the reader through a summary of modern leadership theory that mainly includes Euro-centric, Western ideologies. Save for a small section on cross-cultural theory (which summarizes a lack of research on the subject) Wren does not tend to address the globalization of academic theory....   [tags: Leadership]
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Three Aspects of Leadership - ... Researchers performing the behavior leadership studies wanted to prove that behaviors exhibited by a leader are a more effective tool for measuring leaders’ effectiveness rather than their physical, mental, or emotional traits (Leadership, 2008). Two of the most recognized behavior leadership studies were conducted at Ohio State University and the University of Michigan during the late 1940s. The result of both of these studies identified two similar behavior leadership styles. The Ohio State University behavior leadership styles are the result of studies conducted by the Personnel Research Board of Ohio State University....   [tags: Leadership]
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Principled Leadership in America - Introduction Leadership which is success oriented and mindful of the people’s welfare should be the one that provides direction and steering change which is beneficial to every person. This implies a leadership with the capacity to make development processes and programs a routine whilst at the same time being reliable and systems. Furthermore, leadership incorporates management practices such as the organization of people and providing alternative solutions to various problems affecting the system....   [tags: Leadership]
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Effective Team Leadership - ... In team leadership, the outcome of the team effort depends on the skill the leader possesses empowering the team to wade through difficult terrain. In many cases, the difference between two organizations with similar resources is difference in the quality of their leadership. There are four reasons why communication is a critical element of leadership. It is through communication that a leader passes on the vision and attracts followers to participate in its attainment. Secondly, through communication, a leader is able to keep everyone informed on issues that require their attention to ensure they fulfill their mandate effectively....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Style Self-Analysis - ... (2) Compare your leadership style to that of two of your team members. In comparing my leadership style to that of two of my team members, I chose to compare Robert Boyd whose leadership style is delegating – this is a leadership style where the leader leaves his or her colleagues to get on with their work, and Robert Kafka, whose leadership style is director – “an extreme form of transactional leadership, where a leader exerts high levels of power over his or her employees or team members. People within the team are given the opportunities for making suggestions, even if these could be in the team’s or organization’s interest.” (Leadership Styles: Understanding & Using the right one for your situation) Comparing Robert Kafka’s Director Leadership style, I found out that his leadership style has some similarities and differences with my leadership style as a problem solver....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Transformational Leadership Training - ... The other issue is how far the candidates are willing to travel to the chosen training location. Once the candidates are in class the next survey would be in the form a pre-test (survey) regarding their knowledge of the elements and approaches related to transformational leadership. After pre-testing, an evaluation would be conducted to determine the results. I would then deliver the developed training for the transformational leadership course. Once training has been completed I would then post-test (survey) them on whether they have learned the elements of transformational leadership....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Matching Leadership Styles - ... And an argument could certainly be made to that effect. Szilagyi & Schweiger (1984) suggest that it is important to match the manager’s skills, experience and style to the task at hand by, “evaluating the job, including needed requirements, activities, and behaviors for effective performance” (p. 627). However, if you are really looking for what when wrong here, I would suggest evaluating whether either management style, laissez-faire or autocratic, was really appropriate for this small office....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership - Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. This guide will help you through that process. To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are NOT resting on their laurels....   [tags: Business Management Leadership] 1330 words
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Examining Leadership in Schools - 1 Introduction Within the last 30 years or more there has been a greater shift of emphasis of attention by educational scholars to the role of leadership in schools. This has included examining what is meant by leadership as well as how the influence or power that comes from leadership is used, shared and devolved. I am interested in examining leadership teams that share leadership. I have been involved with leadership for most of my teaching career but only at the senior level in about the last six years and I was recently involved in working as a team member in a co-principalship model for one year....   [tags: Leadership]
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U.S. and Norway Leadership Styles - As we all know, leadership is very important. However, its effects are not always visible. In crises, high quality leadership tends to be both visible and decisive for a positive outcome. Leadership requirements and expectations change over time, responsibilities and roles must be review at regular intervals. In all nations and countries today, good leadership is important on day-to-day bases. Leadership involves working together with employees, their organizations and other parties to achieve results....   [tags: Leadership] 1292 words
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Personal Leadership Critique - ... Intellectual stimulation implies a leader who values the intellectual ability of the followers and “encourages innovation and develops creativity” (Eeden, Cilliers, & Deventer, 2008). Individualized consideration refers to a leader that considers the ability of his or her followers and their level of maturity to determine their need for further development and often act as a mentor giving “personal attention, listening to other’s concerns, and providing feedback, advice, support, and encouragement” (Eeden, Cilliers, & Deventer, 2008)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Effective Leadership Style - ... The kind of leadership which this leader in Karina case demonstrated is not totally wrong but in this case it was not appropriate. It could have been used appropriately in places where followers lack skills and knowledge on the subject matter and the time limit does not allow for lengthy discussions. However, in this case, the members needed to be involved in every step of the project so that they would appreciate the project and feel as part and parcel of the group project. This could have prevented from the feeling of resentment toward the leadership and seeing like the leader was intentionally locking them out as though they were incompetent or lacked in the skills needed to do the project....   [tags: Leadership ]
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A Personal Model of Leadership - ... In order to provide support and assist the staff in building their confidence and developing skills needed in their jobs the servant leadership style and path-goal theory of leadership provides the best approach to leadership for an ACT team. The path-goal theory’s focus is on the leader’s behavior that can allow for the employees to reach personal and organizational goals. A leader’s attitude has impact on the attitude of the staff. Leaders can reward employees when goals are met which can increase employee motivation, job satisfaction and overall productivity (Schultz, 2010)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Lord of the Rings and Leadership - ... In fact, Sauron’s leadership skills were so absent that he had been overpowered multiple times even before the formation of the Fellowship of the Rings. He did not have the obligatory leader-follower relationship that is needed to survive and overcome a crisis; such as when the Ring was destroyed. Without a common goal to work towards and that sense of leader-follower relationship working together (i.e.: a fellowship), Sauron set himself up for certain failure. Aragorn completely juxtaposed the leadership style and lessons of Sauron and showed that excellent leaders are influenced by faithfulness rather than by ambition for personal gain....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Changing the Military with Servant Leadership - ... Defining Leadership The word “leadership” is defined by Webster’s’ online dictionary (2010) as, “Effectively uniting followers to a shared vision that offers true value, integrity, and trust to transform and improve the organization and/or society.” In the movie, “We Were Soldiers”, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore, a devoted U.S. Army officer, is extremely committed to training his men before they go to Vietnam. Before heading to Vietnam, at the end of his speech, Moore tells the men that, “I will be the first one to set foot on the field, and the last to step off,” (IMDB.com, 2010)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership - Leadership is one of the main areas of study nowadays. A number of books, articles, and research papers are written on this discipline and we receive much information about this. Leadership is a relationship between leaders and followers, and building this relationship requires an appreciation for the personal values of those who would be willing to give their ener¬gy and talents to accomplish shared objectives. Transformational leadership and leader-member exchange are popular theories in the leadership arena....   [tags: Leadership Research Paper Report] 1469 words
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Clearing a Path to Effective Leadership - Introduction The Path-Goal theory is explained and application of the model is discussed with attention given to the continuing education of medical professional’s serving as an illustration. Consideration of the similarities between the four leadership styles identified in the Path-Goal model and those outline in the Situational Leadership model are explained. After consideration of the similarities a reporting of insights gain from personal application of the Path-Goal questionnaire found in Northouse (2007) is given....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership - ... In the in-group, the leader is more likely to give administrative preference to that individual, and will also allow that individual to influence the decisions the leader makes (Northouse, 2010). Conversely, members in the out-group are competent subordinates, but do not expand the scope of their responsibilities beyond that which is clearly defined (Northouse, 2010). In comparison to emotional intelligence, the LMX seems to be complementary in some respects, and conflicting in others. If the subordinate desires to work above the requisite and the leader rewards that subordinate with meaningful work, respect, and greater inclusion in decision-making, the result would likely be resonance....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership Is The Soul Of The Organization - 1- INTRODUCTION: 1.1 Leadership Is The Soul Of The Organization: It is not just a word rather leadership is a process of social influence of one person on others to aid and to support their role in order to achieve the combined purpose. Leadership is thus not a role or a position, but an act of achieving the tasks assigned. So being a leader is an adventure because the whole situation of success and failure surrounds the leader’s role. It is rightly said that if you are the driving force or the source of inspiration for others, if you are the ladder to the top destination then you are the leader....   [tags: Leadership] 1621 words
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The Five Principles of Effective Leadership - ... Through the self-challenging aspect of this principle, she may have been able to look inside herself and realize that she needed to be in attendance. Even though the organization was providing the tools to foster leaders, without the self-challenge many managers do not realize that they need to attend to sharpen their skills. That is why these two principles go hand in hand. A successful leader embraces education and is always looking for ways to improve. Like the common saying, “Monkey see Monkey do,” in my opinion the third most important leadership principle is to lead by example....   [tags: Leadership]
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Servant Leadership Research And Application - ... Although some may say that persuasion is a key element that moves teachers and staff members to do what is right within the common vision of the school, the ability for the leader to use persuasion based on simply being aware of what is going on within the school is a powerful tool. According to Greenleaf (1977), servant leaders are leaders who put other people’s needs, aspirations and interests above their own. In order to effectively lead the school, the principal in this stage has built a commitment to growth within the model and has the foundation of building the community in an effort for the entire school community to begin to rebuild an instructional program built around both the adults and the children....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership in Change Management - Leadership in Change Management Centuries ago, a famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitus disputed conventional wisdom that things will always stay the same. He used the flow of the river as a metaphor to describe the changes that was going on. He challenged the Greek leadership to acknowledge these changes or risk their global dominance. Two thousand years later, modern civilization is facing the same challenges as their predecessors. A rapid improvement in technology compounded with an increase in competition due to globalization has led to the emergence of change in most major industries around the world....   [tags: Leadership] 1920 words
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Personal Leadership Statement - Is a leader as defined in the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, merely one who leads - synonymous with a boss. Or something more. I believe that a leader is much more than that and can be defined in any number of ways. In attempting to define a leader personally, I will use both myself and others as examples. For many years, I have been told by teachers, family, and friends that I am a good leader. Until fairly recently, I had never truly thought about what it means to be a good leader and just took it as a compliment....   [tags: Leadership] 1252 words
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Values-Based Leadership - ... The relationship among individuals can be validated by the experiences and positive environment that is created (Klenke, 2005). Thus, the creation of value needs to be meaningful and relevant to all stakeholders. As noted by Drucker (as cited in Klenke, 2005), a culture supported by values and beliefs determines the behaviors of the leader and stakeholders. Thus, the leader plays a role in creating an environment where individuals can identify with the values of the organization and a sense of meaning is encouraged....   [tags: Leadership]
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Transformational School Leadership - ... As added pressures come from Government and other political sections of the communities, teachers are being expected to lead more and more within the traditional setting of a school (Muijs & Harris, 2003). National Testing, attendance and retention data and the like, are forcing the top end leaders to rely on bottom end leaders to construct programs that engage students. This ensures that students attend schooling at least to the legal leaving age, that they perform well against their cohort across a nation in literacy and numeracy and that their post school endeavours include either further training and education or a success full school to work transition (Muijs & Harris, 2003)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Personal Leadership Philosophy - ... Possibly the most critical step to becoming an effective leader is to determine and understand one’s core values. Many of my values are a result of my childhood; however, these values have been shaped and tested throughout my time at Queens. I have determined the following items as my top eight core values: Authenticity: One cannot be an effective leader without first having a comfortable knowledge of him or herself. Once this understanding is gained, decisions should be made in such a way that the leader stays true to his or her ideals....   [tags: leadership] 931 words
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Questioning Is Important For Quality Leadership - ... This can happen through the importance of all team members asking quality analytical questions in the planning stages and throughout the process of the project; ensuring the project will be a success. Certain questions need to be asked and answered by the team and their leader to determine whether or not the project will be suitable for the team or the organization. When a team/ organization is trying to figure this out, asking themselves some of these important questions from the online article, " Leadership & Direction", will help determine whether or not they should do the project....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Educational Leadership Roles - In Education, teachers recently have had little opportunity to take on leadership roles. These opportunities have been limited to traditional ones such as becoming a principal or ones clearly defined in a specific school setting like a literacy coach. All stakeholders including the principal, administration, and teacher politics involved within the school district and in each school’s culture have also played a role in leaving talented teachers in the classroom and not in front of the class leading educational reform....   [tags: Leadership] 1061 words
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Negative Leadership Behavior - ... Many of the employees had worked for her years and knew there was no use arguing or attempting to stay involved in the situation until its resolution. This supervisor was also very high-stress at all times and always seemed tired and overworked. She still refused to designate responsibilities to others, though, and therefore influenced the team into an atmosphere of stress and exhaustion.   Explanation of Reasoning There are many reasons why this was a prime example of poor leadership. One of the most important is that this supervisor’s employees were completely denied the opportunity to learn and grow....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Profile Analysis - In taking the leadership style inventories, it was not surprising to see the results. After completing almost thirty years in education, the results revealed the use of several styles in my leadership role. The Leadership Legacy results indicated that I was tied on two types of styles. They were Truth-Seeker and Experienced Guide. Tied again for one point less were Ambassador and People Mover. One less point again revealed Creative Builder. My lowest area was Advocate. I thought this assessment was close to my own perceptions....   [tags: Leadership ] 1068 words
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Leadership in the Medical Field - ... Opinions and thoughts, while physicians try to keep them silent, will always affect your work. You cannot make your day to day decisions and not expect who you are to affect them. To try and act in a way that goes against who you are will negatively affect your work as you try to find meaning in a purpose that is not your own. Doctor Ben Carson, a renowned neurosurgeon, writes in his book Gifted Hands The Ben Carson Story “I work and operate on human beings…people in pain who need help. I do not know how I can work on a girl’s brain-how I can have her life in my hands- and yet not become involved” (Carson 156)....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Situational Leadership Analysis - ... In addition, I did a self-assessment using the same criteria. It should be noted that while Bobby offered both a ranking and narrative feedback, Katrina completed the assessment using the numerical ranking only. The results were consistent in some areas and mixed in others, but revealed some valuable information that I can use not only within the context of this course, but also as my career is better defined over time. From my perspective, one of the most important characteristics to being a successful leader is having the ambition and desire to lead....   [tags: Leadership ]
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A Look at Various Leadership Styles - ... I currently manage a total of twenty-seven employees and have three who directly report to me. There are twenty-four who are at the other branches and are mostly managed via e-mail, memos and an occasional visit from me. The three in my office are quite diverse, Ann, a recently married young mother, Linda, a near retirement age older lady and Rohan, a recently immigrated Hindu young man. It is necessary to be participative in my style of leadership and use emotional intelligence to manage my relationships with them in a mature and constructive way....   [tags: Leadership]
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Weak, Ineffective Leadership - ... Everyone has had a period of time when certain incidents in their personal lives made their professional life challenging. Certain people in this unit consistently had outside issues that were allowed to interfere with their work. It became so evident that I referred to my unit as “the island of broken toys” during my performance evaluation with this supervisor. Rather than being rewarded for a job well done, those who were successful were required to pick up the slack on a constant basis. Because she spent so much time and energy on those who could not or would not live up to their job descriptions, there was a void of leadership for the remainder of the unit....   [tags: Leadership]
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Participative Leadership Style - ... I would make employees aware of company economics status through information sharing. 2. I would develop opportunities for employees to train and raise their skill levels. 3. I would allow employees to utilize the skills that they have to enhance the changes in the organization. 4. I would allow employees to make decision on schedule and budgets that concerns them as a group. 5. As a leader, I would put in place an appraisal and Rewards system to the performance and ideals. 6. I would implement power-sharing strategies, through survey feedbacks, or committees that enable employees to apply their knowledge The Participative Management style strategies and tactics also encourage treating the employees with consideration and respect....   [tags: Leadership ]
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The Importance of Emotion in Leadership Communication - ... Thus, all managers who aspire to move even higher into leadership positions must control and develop their emotions. In conclusion, improving their leadership communication ability should be a priority for managers wanting to be the leaders in their organization or community. They need to master the core skills and learn the capabilities included in the managerial and corporate rings of the leadership communication framework. By doing so, they position themselves to move into the executive suite and beyond....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Leadership Self-Analysis - ... I can be described as a facilitator during decision making processes (Work of Leaders profile, 2012). I agree with the assessment. I would probably be described by most of my nursing colleagues as a subtle force, which remains calm under most any circumstance. Both assessments were accurate in the description of my strengths and leadership style. The test results offered me tools to reinforce the strong aspects of my style without negative feedback. I will use the positive results of both assessments to align my job and goals with my natural talents....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Point and Counterpoint: Business Leadership - ... Toyoda encourages employees to participate in the decision-making process as well as provide the freedom that employees need to be creative and innovative. Employees needs come first and Mr. Toyoda provides employees with the opportunity to develop their current skill set as well as develop employees with potential to be leaders. Mr. Toyoda is a leader who takes responsibility and is accountable for his action. Toyota leader has the fundamental beliefs and attributes such as honesty and an ethical foundation to supports and enforces ethical behavior and business practice (McGee, 2007)....   [tags: Leadership]
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Leadership in the Carpathia Kickers - He has a breakaway, winds up for the kick, he shoots, and he scores. Carpathia Kickers win the game. What makes a sports program successful. Is it the talent of the athletes or is it something more. Carpathia Kickers is a German soccer club that was formed over 52 years ago. Sine then it has grown into 32 teams. This organization is built of dedicated people in providing good quality soccer at low costs. It has evolved into an organization that allows families to be at the same place and have an enjoyable time together while watching and playing great soccer....   [tags: Leadership]
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