Leadership Selection For A Major Consumer Technology Company

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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. The second part considers the leadership styles and the skills required in a major consumer technology corporation. The third part identifies the importance of a leader following and communicating the vision of the corporation to employees and setting a tone of his leadership approach. The next section considers the necessity for a leader to have good out-group member skills, ability to handle conflicts, and ability to overcome obstacles. The last section justifies the need for ethical leadership traits when looking to fill in this CEO position. This research culminates by highlighting key points emergent from the research. Being a Leader and Leadership Trait for Effective Leadership The concept of leadership is one that has drawn mixed reaction especially on the definition of what being a leader really means. According to Northouse (2012), to be able to understand what it means to be a leader, it is important to understand the meaning of leadership. Schuh, Zhang, and Tian (2013) define a leader as a person who leads, inspires, and guides another person of a group of followers. Grants (2012) define a leader as a person of influence in a group of people especially when the group is focuse... ... middle of paper ... ...meaning of leader integrity: A comparative study across Anglo, Asian, and Germanic cultures. The Leadership Quarterly, (3), 445. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2013.02.004 Mutalib, M., & Abdul Ghani, A. (2013). Leadership traits, leadership behavior, and job autonomy of imams in peninsular Malaysia: a moderated mediation analysis. International Journal of Business & Society, 14(1), 17-40. Northouse, P. G. (2012). Introduction to Leadership: Concepts and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Sarwar, C. (2013). Future of Ethically Effective Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics, 113(1), 81-89. doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1283-9 Schuh, S., Zhang, X., & Tian, P. (2013). For the Good or the Bad? Interactive Effects of Transformational Leadership with Moral and Authoritarian Leadership Behaviors. Journal of Business Ethics, 116(3), 629-640. doi:10.1007/s10551-012-1486-0

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