The Importance Of Leadership Theories In Leadership

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1.0 Introduction

Leadership theories spread throughout history. these thoeries are varied from one another by which aspect is beleived to understand the leader fully. US academic environments defines leadership as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task" By referencing this assignment the reader will get a sound knowledge about leadership theories, leadership styles as well as leadership trends of the millennial.
First all theories and styles of leadership will be discussed in detail.
Secondly all key trends to leadership will be discussed.
Finally writer will discuss and propose a suitable model for managing the millenial.

2.0. Leadership Styles
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(Hoel, H., Glasø, L., Hetland, J., Cooper, C.L. and Einarsen, S. (2009)

2.1.3 Laissez-faire or Free-rein
It is also known as free rein leadership. Sub ordinates are given authority to take decisions on their own. This was the least productive style among all three leadership styles.
This could be used in situations when highly trained experts are involved.
This style often leads to poorly defined job roles and lack of motivation. (Wren, 2013)

2.2 Transformational leadership

Transformational leadership is a style of leadership where a leader works with subordinates to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group. (Transformational leadership, 2016)
All employees have a vision and idea about the future it helps everyone deal and reach their goals in difficult times. At times transformational leaders may tend to depend on their passions and fail to realize reality and
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The ones who do will thrive in our new, emerging world."

5.0 Justification
As mentioned in all styles and leadership theories the most effective leader would be a leader who follows transformational leadership. The workers of the millennial would always need to know what the purpose of working is and what the company goals are. Also democratic leadership could be used at all times unless it is a quick decision making situation. All trends mentioned above should be followed as to be a successful leader in the 21st century.

6.0 Conclusion

The purpose of this report is to make the reader think about the aspects of leadership and the expectation of new generation of workers forcing employers to rethink. I have discussed the main styles of leadership with advantages and disadvantages, Leadership theories & key trends of leadership of the millennial in order to lead the reader to rethink and get an idea about the past present and future of
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