Analysis Of Leadership Vs Manager

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(i) an analysis of the interviewee’s leadership style, leader vs. manager, and which model(s) may be useful to explain it The leader whom I had a privilege to interview works for a reputed financial company and also volunteers in the NYC assembly man office. His leadership style is characterized by inspiring and leading people, creating values and long-range perspectives, developing new ideas and focusing on society. Even though it is hard for him to separate his managerial responsibilities during his work in the financial company, his goals were always oriented towards people and improving his community wellbeing. Unlike the manager, who relies on the control and structure, leader inspires trust and focuses on people. Manager concentrates…show more content…
Leader has vision and values that might be beneficial in the long run, and manager is concentrated on the efficiency of a particular task in short period of time. One of the most applicable models that facilitated me in defining this person leadership style is the model of transformational leader. Such leaderships cause change in individual and society, as well as creates valuable and positive transformation. Transformational Leadership starts with the development of a vision, a view of the future that will excite and convert potential followers. Once the vision is developed, it has to be constantly conveyed to the people who would be willing to support such vision. Therefore, such leader is full of enthusiasm and energy. In addition to selling the ideas to others, transformational leader either knows the way in order to succeed or he has to explore and create the right strategy. The person who I interviewed did not have a clear strategy in the beginning of his plan, however could find the way forward through his own experience and…show more content…
The reason why he wanted to volunteer there is hurricane Sandy that severely damaged his community in Brooklyn. Having a good financial education from Baruch College, he understood that government would provide the financial support to those communities who would be able to rich out and sick for help. His main purpose was to rebuild the Local Park in the area where he lived. He was able to bring more people, organize their work, obtain finances from the government and build the park in his community. Hi invited his team members for chats and encouraged them to talk about vision, purpose, and aspirations rather than discussed their daily tasks. The transformational leadership model can definitely help to explain the factors required for such change and contribution to the community. First factor is openness to experience; this leader was open to new ideas and thus was more likely to stimulate the others intellectually. Second, conscientiousness of this leader was achievement oriented, with clearly defined goals and expectations. As a result, hi motivated his followers to achieve organizational goals and defined outcomes. Third factor that contributed to the change is culture. Because the leader was from Brooklyn and had a Russian origin, he aimed to help his community and because of that had better influence on his
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