Key Functions Of Leadership And Leadership

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Key Functions of Leadership
Leaders are the cornerstone for the foundation of any organization. They are also the mortar that holds the rest of the building blocks (followers) together for the rest of the organization. Anita Satterlee writes, “Leaders have the responsibility to build interpersonal relationships and implement activities that are for the greater good of the organization and its stakeholders” (Satterlee, 2013). Leaders must be able to motivate, inspire trust, and lead the organization to achieve its goals. There are many ways a leader can achieve those goals; however, there are only a few functions of a leader that will inspire, motivate, communicate and execute the objectives essential to the success of the followers, leaders, managers and the organization as a whole: Democratic leadership, path-goal theory of leadership and principle-centered leadership.
Group Consensus
Leaders are important source of moving an organization towards succeeding. In Linda Hill’s presentation she talks about how organizations of today from years ago are leading from behind. Meaning more companies are allowing employees to help with some of the decision making for the organization. The main functions of leadership are necessary for an organization to ensure the goals and objectives are met. There are many different traits and characteristics of motivating and inspiring others to follow the rules and goals of an organization. The types of leaders are democratic leadership, house path-goal theory and principle-centered leadership are most talked about because these leaders build trust, motivate and communicate toward goals that they can achieve. Democratic leadership is a relationship between the leader and subordinates on com...

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...e covenantal relationship between a leader and their followers. In the article, Transformative Leadership: Achieving Unparalleled Excellence, the authors’ state:
Leaders whose actions are perceived as adhering to the values and principles proclaimed that are perceived as virtuous and consistent with the best interests and values of society produce greater financial results and higher profits than leaders not perceived to be as congruent in their actions. (Caldwell et al. 2012 p.180).
In the presentation, Where Will We Find Tomorrow 's Leaders? Linda Hill states, “Leaders create a context in which others are willing and able to lead” (Hill. 2008 Presentation). Coupled with this statement, her theory description similarly describes the principle-centered leader. Movement to this leadership model will motivate and create synergy within the entire organization.

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