Arnold, Connelly, Walsh, and Ginis suggest that a laissez-faire leader creates a destructive environment where resource gain is increasingly difficult; resources are expended in avoiding interactions with followers iii. Researchers have found that this is generally the leadership style that leads to the lowest productivity among group members. VI. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS a. This literature will provide the reader with a better understanding of three of the most widely used styles of leadership.
They must be able to give instructions and also crucial facts related to professional information. Further more the skills and attribute of a manager are progressing understanding to events, diagnostic problem solving, social skills, and economic resilience. A manager has to be creative, must have a mental agility, balanced learning habits and self knowledge. Managers have different interpersonal roles which are figurehead, leader, and liaison. Figurehead managers have figurative head ceremonial duties meaning they represent their organisation in all matters of formality (Allen, G. 1998).
Followers tend to be characterized by someone who is given information and direction with the task of processing or completing an assignment with pre-planed productive results, they are the one who put the plan into action and create the results. Both positions are essential for success and completely dependent on each other, but is one more important than the other? In a business organization, a leadership role is often characterized by a person who has the core ability to plan, implement, delegate, oversee, influence, and empower other employees toward a specific company goal. The character of a strong leader should have dominant personality traits to execute taught skill sets. For someone to take on a leading title they must not only be capable of taking on highly important responsibilities, but on average a successful leader is only eligible for the task when they can also easily influence others to follower their direction.
Introduction The progress of a company is determined by the leadership approach adopted by the leaders. Therefore, the selection process of a prominent leadership position needs careful consideration of the leadership traits and style of potential candidate. This work explores different leadership concepts and issues that need to be considered as part of the selection process. This work starts by identifying the meaning of a leader. This includes identification and clarification of the leadership traits that are required for an effective leader.
Introduction Leadership according many theories can be defined using differing dimensions, as a trait, a process, an emergence, ascribed leadership etc. I have come to understand leadership as a process which requires certain traits whether innate or learned to carry out responsibilities for the achievement of business or agreed goals. As defined by Pasmore (2009), leadership is a culture (behaviour) which is defined by the collective actions of formal and informal leaders towards achieving the set organizational goals. This implies that leadership is about the leaders themselves and the relationship they share amongst them and their followers. Leadership Strategy is the processes and actions put in place to review the business strategies and identify areas of need for leadership requirements.
Therefore, the relationships in various leadership concepts such as styles to conflict management are assessed. According to (Northhouse 2009, p.2), leadership is the way by which a person influences others; in order to meet certain predetermined goals. The author also points out that, leadership involves control of an entity in a cohesive as well as coherent manner. As discussed in (Michel, Kotrba, Mitchelson, Clark and Bate 2011, p.689-725), good leadership facilitates operation stability in organizations, and make interactions among employees hospitable. Further, (Greenhalgh 2001, p.20-35) contends that, leadership represents the current manifestation of management’s commitment to employee performance.
I will be analyzing the article Managing Your Boss by John J. Gabarro and John P. Kotter. The authors define managing your boss as the process of consciously working with your superior to obtain the best possible results for you, your boss, and the company. It requires that you gain an understanding of the boss’s goals, problems, pressures, and work style. Managers should pay attention to the boss’s behaviour. Consciously working with your boss also requires that you truly understand your own needs, strengths, weaknesses and personal style.
This theory is based on emphasizing a leader 's technique or actions that fit the employee and work atmosphere in order to achieve a goal within an organization. For leaders in an organization, it is crucial to motivating the subordinates to achieve a goal. This theory specifically sheds a light on why it is beneficial for leaders to utilize path-goal model over other theories. On the contrary, the
A leader is one whose behavior guides people towards their goal achievement and the one who can give rewards to his employees, motivate their employees towards task achievement, giving incentives; give moral support so that employees put more effort to their work (Webb, 2007). Leadership is a process of relations between leaders and followers where the leader attempts to influence followers to achieve a common goal (Northouse, 2010; Yukl, 2005). According to Chen & Chen (2008), previous studies on leader ship have identified different types of leader ship styles which leaders implement in managing organizations. Among the more outstanding leadership styles are Burns (1978) transactional and transformational leadership styles. Transformational leadership emphasizes followers’ intrinsic motivation and personal development.
Yet a manager must also plan, organize, and control. Leadership deals with the interpersonal aspects of a manager's job, whereas planning, organizing, and controlling deal with the administrative aspects (Bateman 2004). Leadership deals with change, inspiration, motivation, and influence. Management deals more with carrying out the organization's goals and maintaining stability. A manager should plan, organize, lead and control, while a leader influences people through motivation, communication, group dynamics, and discipline.