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The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition

- The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of the practice of Sufism is reliance on the truth of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Followers of Christianity and Their Teachings

- Followers of Christianity and Their Teachings Dr. Martin Luther King, an American baptist, is famous for his ongoing fight against racism. In th southern states of the USA during the 1950s and the 1960s, America and racsim was at it's worse. Southern Africa was set to follow in America'a steps. Black people wages were below half of the whites, most were not allowed to vote, and many places were for white people only. Many black people believed that all white people were evil, but Martin Luther King did not believe this idea....   [tags: Papers]

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How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself

- How Followers of Islam Feel about the Buildings in Which they Worship and the Worship Itself Islam is a religion taught by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and based on the Quran. It emerged in the 7th Century CE and spread quickly throughout the Arabian Peninsula and in several directions beyond Spain and Morocco in the west and beyond Persia in the east. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the last in the lines of the Prophets, the first being Prophet Adam. History of Islam tells us that God commanded His prophet Abraham to build the first house of worship in Mecca where the Kaaba is now as it is written in the Quran....   [tags: Papers]

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The Leader-Follower Relationship

- Leadership is studied and analysed so that the effective practices can be taught and applied in today’s organizations. The concept of leadership has been expanded to discuss the follower’s role in the leader-follower relationship. While leading is often considered an active role, following can have a negative connotation, especially when seen as a passive, subordinate position. However, following can be a choice, and the difference between the leader and follower is the activities, rather than abilities (Wren, p.201)....   [tags: leadership, motivation theories]

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Comparing Digging and Follower by Seamus Heaney

- Comparing Digging and Follower by Seamus Heaney Here we will analyse 2 poems by Seamus Heaney called "Digging" and "Follower". We will look at the similarities and differences between these poems. In both these poems Heaney puts emphasis on many subjects related to his life such as his childhood memories of growing up in Northern Ireland and the conflict there. His father also features strongly in both poems as a main influence on his life. We will be analysing the two poems form and content....   [tags: Papers]

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The Way the Relationships Between Members of Different Generations are Presented in the Follower, Baby-Sitting and On My First Sonne and The Afflictio

- The Way the Relationships Between Members of Different Generations are Presented in the Follower, Baby-Sitting and On My First Sonne and The Affliction of Margaret Follower, Baby-Sitting, On My First Sonne and The Affliction of Margaret all show a parent/child relationship. The relationship between these two generations is stressed by the poets in various ways including the ways that the younger member 'stumbles' and 'falls'. In 'Follower', By Seamus Heaney, Heaney writes about the way that a son follows his father who works on a horse plough....   [tags: Papers]

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Azter Leadership: An Unsuccessful Model

- Azter Leadership: An Unsuccessful Model When leadership comes to mind, it comes with thoughts of shining knights, beacons of truth, and unflappable exemplars. As a child, everyone hears the fairy tales of leaders that are able to do battle with evil, alone, and rescue their cause from sure defeat; the media is saturated with stories such as these. However, leaders and leadership can and does come in different packages, sizes, and abilities. It is not always the case that a leader is the unsung hero of a cause and, in fact, this paper will show that sometimes the leader avoids the limelight focusing it on the cause and his followers....   [tags: Azter Leadership Leading Leader]

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Supervisor-Subordinate Relationships In Transformational Leadership And Leader-Member Exchange Model Of Leadership: Differences And Similarities

- Both transformational leadership and leader-member exchange leadership theories have been an issue of discussion for many scholars. The majority of authors agree that transformational leaders ‘have qualitatively different and quantitatively greater effects on their followers than the effects of exchange leaders’ (Gupta & Krishnan 2004, p.7). This essay builds on the existing literature about these two theories and will try to draw a parallel between LMX and transformational leadership, i.e. it will reveal the different and similar qualities of supervisor-subordinate relationships....   [tags: Business Leadership Management]

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The Appeal of Cults to the Vulnerable

- The article titled "The appeal of cults," talks about how cults lure their followers in. The author talks about how cult leaders often target people by offering them a "Free of Charge get together at a retreat," for lonely people this may sound appealing, because they are longing for some kind of connection with the outside world. The cult leader may reach out to the person by offering them friendship and companionship. According to the author, cult followers become dependent on their leader. The cult leader often tries to convince the followers that they have some kind of special gift, talent, or knowledge....   [tags: Religion]

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Free College Admissions Essays: Leader and Leadership

- College Admissions: How would you Describe a Leader and Leadership A significant part of effective leadership is the close connection between the leader and the follower, which often determines the success of the leader's mission. Unfortunately, this leader-follower relationship cannot be created according to some simple formula. Young leaders of today face special challenges as they try to communicate and interact with their followers and potential followers. By exploring global perspectives, human diversity, and ethics, young leaders can take yet another step forward in their development and preparation for twenty-first century leadership....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Leadership Esentials

- Although some people treat the term's "manager ship" and "leadership" as synonyms, the two should be distinguished. As a matter of fact, there can be leaders of completely unorganized groups, but there can be managers, as conceived here, only where organized structures create roles. (Main, 1987) Separating leadership from manager ship has important analytical advantages. It permits leadership to be singled out for study without the encumbrance of qualifications relating to the more general issue of manager ship....   [tags: Leader Leading Management]

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Connection Between School Culture and Leadership Styles

- There is a connection between school culture and leadership styles. The literature review will also address the two basic categories of leadership. According to Cox (2001), there are two basic categories of leadership which are transactional and transformational. The following scholars (Barnett, McCormick & Conners, 2001) made the distinction between transactional and transformational leadership. James McGregor Burns’ (1998) introduces Burns the difference between ordinary (transactional) and extraordinary (transformational) leaders....   [tags: Leadership ]

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The Spreadiung of Belief and Religion: Judaism

- The spreading of belief allows the prophet to gain followers and eventually establish traditions which surround religion, whether it be holidays, ceremonies, or even the manner of death in some extreme cases. Based off the traditions established by these religions, societies soon formed and grew while strictly following the word of god, which, in modern days, has been collected into a single collective book. Three books exist between the religions. The Torah for Judaism, the Bible for Christianity, and the Qur’an for Islam....   [tags: phophet, followers, mecca]

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An Analysis of Follower by Seamus Heaney

- An Analysis of Follower by Seamus Heaney "Follower" is a poem which relates back to Seamus Heaney's past memories which he had experienced when he was at a younger age, they are memories of him and his father and their relationship. From the poem we can interpret that he was brought up on a potato farm and in many of his other poems he relates to this, this suggests that perhaps he enjoyed farming or perhaps he is expressing the family's traditions. "Follower" is a poem which strongly relates to Heaney's past life....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing and Contrasting Digging and The Follower

- Comparing and Contrasting Digging and The Follower In this essay I will be giving quotes and explaining about two pieces of poetry, written by Seamus Heaney. The two poems I will be writing on will contrast and his memories on his rural childhood. The poems will be "the follower" which takes us back to Heaney as a child wanting to follow in his father's footsteps. I will also be writing on "digging", which takes us back once again to his farm but instead not wanting to follow in his fathers footsteps So basically I will be writing about how the poems contrast to his rural childhood and I'll explain the quotes and the poems....   [tags: Papers]

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View of Euthanasia of a Follower of Natural Law

- View of Euthanasia of a Follower of Natural Law Euthanasia is the international killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. There are different types of euthanasia; voluntary, when the person who is killed has requested to be killed. Involuntary euthanasia is when the person who is killed made no request or gave no consent, Assisted suicide is when someone provides an individual with the information, guidance, and means to take his or her own life with the intention that they will be used for this purpose....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore

- Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore Works Cited Missing In this essay I am going to concentrate on three poems 'An old man's winter night', 'Follower' and 'Lore'. All these three poems are wrote by three very famous poets 'Robert Frost' wrote 'An old man's winter night' and 'Seamus Heaney' wrote 'Follower' and 'R.S. Thomas' wrote 'Lore'....   [tags: Papers]

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Theory and Practice of Servant Leadership

- Servant Leadership, found in Chapter Ten of the text Leadership: Theory and Practice, is a paradoxical approach to leadership. It begins with the innate desire to serve first, and then lead through servant hood. Servant Leadership, originating in the early 1970s, is similar to the skills and styles approach, focusing on leadership from the leader’s viewpoint and his behavior under the leadership. Under this style of leadership, the leaders are considerate of the followers needs, empathizing with and having compassion for the followers....   [tags: organizational management philosophy]

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the 5 pillars of islam

- Five Pillars of Islam In order to follow the right path in the Islam religion its followers, Muslims, are required to practice its five pillars, or duties. Each of these duties is mentioned in the Quran; however, scholars have found a more detailed explanation in the Hadith. The five pillars are uttering the Shahada, prayer, zakat, participating in the fast, and a pilgrimage to Mecca. The first of the five duties is uttering the Shahada, a phrase that declares the faith of the follower. The phrase is, “There is no god but God and Muhammad is His messenger.” This phrase is used in the daily life of Islam’s followers, because this phrase illustrates the central beliefs in the Islam faith....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ways To Be An Effective Leader

- Leadership is influencing and inspiring people and making them followers with combination of power, vision, charisma, trustworthiness, communication skills and intelligence. Leaders in the history have gathered their followers with these abilities. People believe that leaders will guide them in a way which offers them a better life. In order to make people believe him, a leader must have a purpose and must have the ability to inspire them. Also it must be stated that management is not leadership because leadership is an inborn talent while management can be learned later....   [tags: inspire, communication, trustworthiness]

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followers

- Followers plan an active role in the process of leadership. By being a follower, it does not mean that one is inferior to a leader, but that they simply play a different role. Webster’s dictionary defines follow as to come or occur after, but it does not necessarily imply a causal relationship with what goes before. A follower is part of the team. A quarterback cannot win the game without the efforts of the entire team. He can throw or run the ball but without his team members blocking, he will not make the touch down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Followers and Leadership

- Leadership is a person or group of people who have taken on the position of assisting others through motivation, good decision making, and a strong commitment to promoting change. Leaders are considered as one of the key success of management of organizations and companies. An effective leader sets clear direction, establishes goals, empowers their team towards achievement, and leads by exemplar. Leadership and motivation styles vary from individual to individual, it is essential for managers to know and understand leadership, and particular how leadership affects countries and the workplace....   [tags: Leadership, social hierarchy, sociology]

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Followers of Christ

- When followers of Christ share God’s grace and allow the works of the Holy Spirit to become visible to others, this can both preserve others from corruption and lead them to Christ. The Kingdom of God benefits, when the godly lifestyles of those that follow Christ, causes others to realize there is something missing in their lives and they can see part of what is missing in their lives in the lives of believers. Followers of Christ should draw others to Christ. Intended meaning of the Passage The verses in this passage (Matthew 5: 13-16), are an excerpt from “the sermon on the mount”, which is the longest sermon that Jesus preached; or for that matter, the longest sermon that anyone has ever...   [tags: Kingdom of God, Good News]

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Leaders And Followers : Leadership

- Leaders and Followers In management a big part of success is having team work which includes both leaders and followers. A group with all leaders will be very unsuccessful. A group with all followers will also be very unsuccessful. Every successful group has to have a mixture of leaders and followers. In our book, work teams are defined as a small number of people with complementary skills who hold themselves mutually accountable for pursuing a common purpose, achieving performance goals, and improving interdependent work processes....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Idea, Trait]

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Leaders, Followers, And Independents

- The diversity among people is widely spread throughout the world. One can be grouped into various ways. People come in all shapes, sizes, colors, personalities, genders, and interests. LIfe would be hectic for someone to try and categorize people in every way possible. At least people are not the only thing impossible to fully separate. Animals and plants can also be placed into different categories. People can be classified into three categories: Leaders, Followers, and Independents. Undoubtedly, Leaders can be further broken down into quite a few ways....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, Management, Want]

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The Followers And Taboo Language

- Followers and Taboo Language The 500 tweets from those accounts with the most followers, and those with the least followers, were collected, and put into Wordsmith to generate two separate word frequency lists, one of words used by Twitter users with the most followers, and one of words used by Twitter users with a very low number of followers. These word lists were then pared down to show only the taboo lexical items searched for in the original sample (derived from Thelwall 2008), allowing for a more direct comparison of the taboo lexical items used by those tweeting to a large audience, and those tweeting to a smaller audience....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, Cunt, Motherfucker]

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The Church As Followers Of The Kingdom Of God

- When we think of the Church as followers of Christ we think of the Church of Christ. The Church which is from the Kingdom of God. That we serve in and are to minister in. It is also the same Church that Jesus told Peter that he will be the rock of His Church which He will build on.  “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church;…” (New American Standard Bible, Matthew 16.9) Over time the Church has grown and developed many different forms of government. However, the three major forms of church government is Episcopal Government, Congregational Government and Presbyterian Government....   [tags: Bishop, Catholic Church, Christianity]

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The Leader Follower Relationship Between Leaders And Followers And The Context

- Barbara Kellerman is a unique theorist – she was one of the first theorists to focus the bulk of her research on something overlooked by other researchers: followers. Kellerman (2005) sees leadership in a way few others do: as a relationship that exists between leaders and followers and the context in which that relationship operates. By that logic followership must be an extension of leadership, rather than a result of it. Kellerman’s theories examine followers not as subordinates, but as co-participants in leadership (Ekundayo, Damhoeri, & Ekundayo, 2010)....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Leader]

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Leadership And Followership : Characteristics Of Effective Followers

- Leadership and Followership Characteristics of Effective Followers Having effective followers in an organization is the key tool to having a powerful operative industry. It allows for the organization to have multiple characteristics to run separate ideas and to allow for alternate paths to success. These particular traits in an organization pursue the advancement in areas of different individuals. To explain, these characteristics are: awareness, diplomacy, courage, collaboration and critical thinking....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Skill]

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Leaders Do Not Exist Without Followers

- Many leadership researchers and scholars have stated that leaders do not exist without followers. Leadership has been described as the process of influencing, in which a person can enlist the support of others to accomplish a task or goal (Nye, 2010 and Oc & Bashshur, 2013). A leader is one whom others agree to follow, but a follower must be willing to be led. In developing leaderships styles and theories, the traits and behavior of the leaders were considered by Bass (2008). Bass described these styles as transactional and transformational leadership (2008)....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Fiedler contingency model]

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The Ethical Responsibility Of Leaders Toward Their Followers

- In this paper, I will define what is leadership. However, I wish to emphasize that leadership is a broader subject, in this study i will focus more on the ethical responsibility of leaders toward their followers. I am very much interested in the topic in the sense that most people claim to be leaders by virtue of their position not by ability. In this regard, I wish to highlight what makes one a leader by focusing on the instinct or intuition of a person. Leadership might be interpreted in simple terms, such as ‘getting others to follow’ or ‘getting people to do things willingly’....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Positive psychology, Skill]

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The Positive Effects Of Transformational Leadership On Followers And Organizational Outcomes

- Main Argument Howell, and Avolio (1993) argue that leaders who exhibited less management, less contingent reward and more concerns for individuals, intellectual stimulation, and charisma contributed positively to the achievement of business-unit goals. In other words, the empirical evidence support the positive effects of transformational leadership on followers and organizational outcomes. While, Peterson, Galvin, and Lange (2012) argue that servant leaders focus on the long-term prosperity of the organization and the development of their employees....   [tags: Leadership]

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Organizational Success Is Dependent On Both Leaders And Followers

- Introduction Organizational success is dependent on both leaders and followers. A strong leader “cannot expect others to follow; leaders must provide a good reason for others to follow” (Satterlee, 2013, p. 6). Similarly, effective followers “share a number of essential qualities, including intelligence and self-reliance”, and do not require constant attention or approval (Satterlee, 2013, p. 6). A necessary element in building the foundation for functioning relationships, trust is an “intangible intellectual asset, a skill, and an influencing power” for leaders and followers (Savolainen & Hakkinen, 2011, Abstract section, para....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Fiedler contingency model]

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How to Get More Followers in Social Media Sites

- ... You can setup your Twitter post to automatically appear in Facebook, your Instagram photos to appear on Twitter, etc. Add to CTA on Thank You Emails Once they've signed up to your mailing list, don't forget to add social media buttons in your CTAs on Thank You Emails. New leads are more likely to check out on your social media profiles. Add to Contact Us or About Page It could be either, or could be both. Include links to your social media profiles in your contact us or about page. This will reinforce the idea that your customers and/or prospects can reach you out in social media just like they could in email or phone....   [tags: social sharing, quality and engaging content]

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What Can Ethically Gain More Followers On Instagram

- 9 Ways to Ethically Gain More Followers on Instagram “A Picture Is worth a Thousand Words” one of the famous quote which you may listen some were but how much it’ll true when we implies it for online marketing. As the saying goes, what could be the best way to speak to individuals than a thousand words at a glance. Whether you’re an experience marketing buzz or a newbie on this social media marketing platform, you may aware of the benefits of using Instagram for business. Do you have an Instagram account....   [tags: Social media, Social media marketing]

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Interaction Between Leader And Followers And Its Effects On Organization

- Karishma Patel This case is about interaction between leader and followers and its effects on organization, a very good example of presence of in-group and out- group in many organizations. This is a case of creative director of advertizing agency; who has strong relation with one team than others, who gives special treatment to one team than other. As a result, there is issue of inequality and fairness in the agency....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Ingroup, Outgroup]

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The Top Four Characteristics That Followers Seek Leadership

- According to Boseman (2008) “Leaders are afforded the opportunity to lead not because they are appointed by senior managers; they lead because they are perceived and accepted by followers as leaders. Two researchers, Jim Kouzes, and Barry Posner, conducted a research project to determine the top four characteristics that followers seek in leaders. They learned that followers want leaders who are honest, forward-looking, inspiring, and competent” (Para. 5). Furthermore, businesses and employees need their leaders to be involved with their team members and the business to help the employees and the business to succeed....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Feedback]

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Leadership Leaders And Followers Are All Across The United States

- Leadership Leaders and followers are all across the United States. Men and Women from all cultures and ethnic groups have this. A variety of people are impacted by a single person who are leaders and followers. Throughout my life I have encountered the chance to experience position of being a follower to a leader. From this I have learned and experience a lot. A true leader possesses three primary qualities: leadership skill, determination, and courage. Frist, one of the three primary qualities is leadership....   [tags: Management, Skill, Leadership, Hero]

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Judaism And Hinduism : Religions That Have Impacted Their Followers

- Judaism and Hinduism are two religions that have impacted their followers (Jews and Hindus) in many ways. They have affected the roles that both the Jews and the Hindus play in the modern world and have even impacted other cultures and religions. So you may think they have quite a bit in common, right. While they are quite similar, they are also very different in their spiritual beliefs, God/gods, and their religious practices. The Jews and the Hindus were quite different in their spiritual beliefs....   [tags: Judaism, Religion, Hinduism, God]

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I Am Followers Of The Day Come Into Their Own Paths

- “Dreamers of the day come into their own and stay on course when they follow the calling of Christ” (Guinness, pp. 98-99). Every individual is taken on his or her own life journey. We sometimes try to direct our own paths by following our ambitions, hopes, and dreams, but the most fulfilling way to go throughout life is to follow the calling of Christ. Each of us has a calling unique to us leading us to live different lifestyles. Our paths may be different, but our mission is the same. We are firstly, above all, called to be followers of Christ....   [tags: High school, Interpersonal relationship, Pottery]

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What Does Self Sacrifice Affect A Followers Overall Performance?

- Leadership varies in many different organizations. The success of each organization generally relies on the support the leader gets from his or her employees. Each leader is commonly required to set goals for their employees in order for the company or organization to excel. Leaders are more than often criticized due to the lack of support or favouritism they produce in the organization, causing the success rate to decline. This leads to self sacrifice and leader effectiveness. Many leaders generally self sacrifice in order for the organization to achieve certain goals and expectations it may have....   [tags: Leadership, Scientific method, Theory, Management]

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Transformational Leaders Can Achieve Greater Performance By Stimulating Followers ' Beliefs And Aspirations

- Leadership is much involved with meaning and belief systems. Curtis et al. (2011) stated that “Transformational leaders can achieve greater performance by stimulating followers’ beliefs and aspirations. They can see the importance of organizational change, have a vision, and can marshal commitment to that vision to support the changes required” (p. 3). Leaders have attributed the leadership to particular skills, traits, and characteristics that belong to the individual. According to Kark & Shamir, (2002) transformational leaders exhibit four components: inspirational motivation, idealized influence, individualized consideration, and intellectual stimulation....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Goal, Ethical leadership]

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No Way Blm Want 's Their Followers Of Being Ignorant And Black Enough

- Fredrick Wilson No Way BLM Want 's Their Followers To Be Ignorant and "Black Enough" Three years ago the Black Lives Matter movement was born . BLM came into being on July 13, 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black youth walking home in Florida That night, activist Alicia Garza wrote: “We don’t deserve to be killed with impunity. We need to love ourselves and fight for a world where black lives matter.” Her friend Patrisse Cullors attached a hashtag to the words, and with that #BlackLivesMatter and it 's organization was born....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, White people]

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Jim John's Religious Infection

- Religious infection and traditionalism is evident earlier and after the establishment of the people’s temple. At his early age, Jimmy Jones was much interested in death as well as beliefs. He killed small faunae to serve as the subjects of death ceremonials. For instance, he slaughtered a cat and organized for its burial ceremony. Religious drew many people across racial and economic status lines to the people’s temple. Population growth was witnessed within five years since the people’s temple was begun....   [tags: mass suicude, followers, church]

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How Technology has Changed Our Relationships

- How technology has changed our relationships Technology has improved our way of living. Due to many advances of technology most Americans will not be able to live without it. The most impactful revolution that has occurred to the social life of a regular American is the Digital Revolution. The revolution brought new ways to communicate. With Social Media Americans can now connect to friends and family members across the world with ease. Many mediums of communication have been born out of the Digital Revolution....   [tags: social media, communication, followers]

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Strengths Based Leadership

- In this book, the authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie examine the question “What are the keys to being an effective leader?” To answer this question they had a team that reviewed data collected from Gallup polls. The data came from interviews from 20,000 senior leaders, over a million teams and more than fifty years of Gallup Polls of the most admired leaders in the world. The authors then had the team do a study of more than 10,000 followers to find out why they follow the influential leaders in their life....   [tags: stengths, team, followers, needs, people]

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What Makes A Good Follower?

- Example of poor followers can be found in many places. For example, the game of follow the leader, where children place their hands on the person in front of them and follow them. Being an effective follower mean that you cannot follow someone blindly. Many studies have shown that in fact there are five major features that make up effective followers, which are, self-leadership, commitment to the organization, self-improvement, role awareness, and honest critical thinking. Hopefully after these are explained a better follower will suggest itself....   [tags: Critical thinking, Management, Thought]

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What Makes A Good Follower?

- Being a follower means having very little control of work and having to follow order from a person in a management position, it may not sound like the best idea ever, however sometimes there is not much of a choice. At some point in any person 's life, they must follow whoever is in a position of management. It is very important to know how to be an effective follower. There are several different characteristics make up a good an effective follower, such as awareness, diplomacy, courage, collaboration and critical thinking....   [tags: Critical thinking, Management, Employment, Logic]

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What Makes A Good Follower?

- When coaching people there will be many obstacles people will have to go through, but at the end of the day it will be worth the time and effort. People who want to do a good job and represent their company while helping others achieve their goals in the process. “Great followers don’t make it about them. They are humble. They shine the light on the leader. They make their own boss look good—especially in front of his or her boss.” (Hyatt) This is an example of a worker who means business and will do whatever it takes to get things completed....   [tags: Management, Employment, Leadership, Coaching]

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The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Leader Follower

- The purpose of this paper is to briefly explain my personal views on the behaviors and qualities that I appreciate or dislike from others as a follower in any given situation, and as a leader in a business environment. The main focus would be to address the strengths and weaknesses of each aspect of the leader-follower role to identify what makes an effective leader. As a follower, I truly appreciate when my leaders are understanding and truly have a humanistic side within. I believe that as a human being, I deserve respect, and no one has the right to make me feel inadequate, disrespected, or humiliated....   [tags: Leadership, Skill, Communication, Human]

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Leadership As A Leader Follower Relationship

- Learning to Lead “True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed, or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that can’t be mandated. It must be earned” (Maxwell, 1998, p. 4). Leaders who successfully earn the respect, appreciation, and admiration of their followers unlock opportunities for growth and open doors to greatness that may remain closed and locked otherwise. Great leaders rely on their influence to build and leverage relational equity so that together, the leader and his or her followers can achieve exponentially more than they ever could have as individuals....   [tags: Leadership, Social influence, Skill]

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Relationship Between Leader And Follower Relationship

- Introduction This chapter will focus on the literature review of the research. The main gist is to examine the in-depth dynamic interactions between leader and follower relationship, and how the accord can be a contributory factor in affecting work conditions and environment whether it is positively or negatively. The probe into the secondary literature or research can further provide a deeper understanding of this vital connection between the involved parties. By delving into the intricacies of each component, one can learn an intellectual acuity the relevancy of each constituent and its roles in the development of this essential relationship....   [tags: Leadership, Scientific method, Fred Fiedler, Skill]

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The Islamic Faith Group : A Christian Follower, Believer, And Worshiper

- 1. Did you notice some who were comfortable with individualism in their religious experience. How did others (or you) respond their individualism. I choose to observe the Islamic Faith group, in regards to the assignment. I wanted to go with a group outside of my own religion; I am a Christian follower, believer, and worshiper. I desired to know what drives their faith and obedience in regards to their faith, as most of us have seen on the news how most of the Islamic followers if not all are martyrs....   [tags: Religion, Islam, God, Iran]

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Innovation Between A Leader And Follower

- The late Steve Jobs once said that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.” There are many reasons why businesses must innovate to survive. Although every organization will have its own priorities, business that choose to not innovate not only lose to their competitors but also risk going out of business. Innovation can be the key factor that differentiations a successful business and unsuccessful one. The main purpose of innovation is not about thinking of new products, rather it involves thinking of new processes of the business to help increase profit and revenue....   [tags: Innovation, Management, Marketing]

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Leadership As A Leader And Not A Follower

- Leadership is a hot topic in the field of organizational psychology, as organizations are keen to identify talented individuals who can be trusted and have the potential to lead productive teams. Since the 1920s, there have been various approaches to leadership research (Akhtar, Humphreys, & Furnham, 2015). Leadership starts with the personal importance of who you are. Without the role of leadership than you wouldn’t know how to value who you really are. Everyone in this world is meant to be a leader and not a follower....   [tags: Psychology, Personality psychology, Person]

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An Effective Follower And Being A Successful Leader

- Before ever taking the positions of a great leader everyone must learn to follow. Learning to follow is a great step in the ladder to becoming a successful leader. Being an effective follower and being a successful leader have multiple characteristics in common. There are five characteristics that pop out at me when I think of someone that is a very great follower and on their way to becoming a very efficient leader, these being motivated, accountable, the ability to recognize and seize an opportunity, coachable, and ambitious....   [tags: Management, Employment, Leadership, Attribute]

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Why I Chose to Be a Christian

- People may think I had no choice in becoming a Christian since I born and raised in a Christian family. It is true that I accepted the fact that I was sent to this world as His beloved daughter and as a disciple without doubt as I acknowledged myself as a daughter of my physical parents. Having parents that serve God as other missionaries would do and living in spiritually healthy environment made everything too easy for me to become a Christian. However, there have been special leads of the Lord and my unshakable obedient to those callings to truly become a committed Christian as right now....   [tags: obedient, child, follower, teach]

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Personal Narrative: My Transformation from a Non-Believer to a Follower of God

- I have long believed that God was a tale, a story, a Santa Claus or maybe worse, that he did not even exist. Now, I have drastically changed my mind and I strongly believe that He exists, guides, helps, and cares for those who have followed and supported him. By believe I mean, to accept as true or real, to credit with veracity, to expect or suppose, to have firm confidence, to have trust, and overall, to have faith, something special and unique which make us free. That is the way as believe in Him now… I know that the fact of believing is something personal, very personal, and nobody can confirm or verify God´s existence, even science, but from my point of view, He is real....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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A Look At Followership : A Model For Matching Followership And Leading Styles

- Annotated Bibliography Bjugstad, K., Thach, E.C., Thompson, K.J., & Morris, A. (2006). A fresh look at followership: A model for matching followership and leading styles. Journal of Behavioral & Applied Management, 7(3), 304-319. This article begins by pointing out how followership is understudied and how even in the 1930’s the Mother of Management felt this to be true. Leadership and followership are intertwined, but the difference in books on the subjects is about 120:1. The results may be because followership is thought of as a negative and demeaning term....   [tags: Leadership, Critical thinking, Management]

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The Followership Theory Of Leadership

- Thesis of the Followership Theory The chapter on Followership theory has emphasized on the definition followership, role of followers, and it 's relationship to leadership. According to the study by Uhl-Bien et al. (2014), leadership without followership is pointless. The correlation between leadership and followership results in leadership process, which occurs as a result of contribution between the leader and the followers. Despite other scholars who focused on leadership concepts and theories, Uhl-Bien et al....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Servant leadership, Skill]

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Ethical Values And Beliefs Of A New Religion

- Introduction: Although the views on existence of God vary among different person, it cannot be denied that religions are powerful enough to influence one’s daily activities. As stated by Baumard & Boyer, (2013) religion can be considered as set of beliefs which impact on social norms. Religion is not only important for providing people with ideas regarding evil and good, but the religious beliefs are also important for motivating people to improve their moral values....   [tags: Religion, Morality, Philosophy, Human]

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Servant Leadership : Voyage Of Many Phases

- Servant leadership is voyage of many phases. Robert K. Greenleaf offers an extensive range of resources to bring servant leadership community together to absorb, reason connect, share and nurture. The servant leader is a servant first. It begins with the feeling that one wants to serve before leading. A student can also be a servant leader, to be a servant leader, one most have the ability to listen; a servant leader you have to be attentive in what other individuals have to say. A follower will tell one their visions, their thoughts, their goal line, their worries and many other things that a servant leader can reply to in a determination to serve....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Servant leadership]

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Leadership Styles And What Makes A Good Leader

- Leadership is the most important quality that someone in a position of authority can posses. Every business you can think of has leaders and followers, and how the followers respond to their leaders sometimes determine how successful a business will be. There are a lot of instances when we see business fail because the managers don’t have the right leadership skills to bring followers together. In this essay we will look at the different leadership styles and what makes a good leader. In chapter 5 we will look at direct leadership, and how it affects followers when it is applied....   [tags: Leadership, Charismatic authority, Sociology]

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The Situational Theory Of Leadership

- Situational theory of Leadership The situational theory of leadership focuses on the projected outcomes and the development of the group. The basic premise of this leadership model is that different situations demand different kinds of leadership. Leadership is composed of both directive and supportive elements, and a leader must evaluate how committed and competent his or her followers are for a given task.(Roberts). A leader will choose the appropriate behaviours given the goals and the development/abilities of the group(Roberts), which can either be: Directive behaviour which focuses on the task at hand and the product, including establishing goals, giving directions, defining roles, eva...   [tags: Leadership, Situational leadership theory]

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Transformational Leadership Theory ( Tlt )

- Transformational Leadership Theory (TLT) Transformational leadership, also referred to as (TL) is a theoretical approach that changes the norm of people and social systems. It creates positive and valuable change in its followers with an ultimate goal of transforming them into leaders. In its enhanced form, TL enhances motivation and performance through various its authentic mechanisms. The operations entail connecting the follower with their sense of identity in regard to the mutual interests of an organization....   [tags: Leadership, Ethics, Management, Motivation]

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Participatory And Transformational Leadership :

- UNIT 4 CST FINAL PROJECT Participatory and Transformational Leadership Introduction Throughout this class, we learned that leadership can be defined in many ways by different authors. The definitions depend on many things and different variables. One way of we can attempt to define is through characteristics of the leader, the followers, and the situation (Yukl, 2013). Yukl, 2013 defines leadership as being “the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives” (Yukl, 2013 p.7)....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Decision making]

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The Second Concept Leaders Of The Civil Rights Movement

- The second concept leaders must account for which followers are accustomed. All three leaders discussed above had an easier transition, because all three countries were familiar with male leaders. This is typical because male leaders are sought to give stability and safety (Thoroughgood). Germany and Cuba would not have accepted anything other than a strong and confident male leader. Jim Jones’ situation was slightly different in the way that there were male leaders on both sides of the civil rights movement; however, leader speak out so strongly in support for desegregation would have been a strong pull....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Leadership And Leadership Theories Of Leadership

- A person needs three things to motivate them, someone to love, something to hope for, or something to do (Flight of the Phoenix, 2004). “Leadership is often achieved by meeting” these three “basic human needs” (ACU, 2012). By implementing leadership theories that meet at least one of these needs you will be able to create a team with a purpose. Someone to Love: Bass’ transformational leadership includes a component dealing with inspirational motivation and higher order values. Bass defined transformational leadership in terms of how the leader affects followers, who are intended to trust, admire and respect the transformational leader....   [tags: Leadership, Decision theory, Management]

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Leadership and Followership

- One of the most important components of leadership is the leader. A leader is responsible for his or her followers and the overall goal of the group or organization. Leaders are the people held accountable or everything that happens, good or bad. On the other hand, the second major component of leadership is the followers. Without followers, a leader would be worthless. Followers make up the backbone of a leader because they are the masses that get goals accomplished. A leader is just one person, but the number of followers is countless....   [tags: critical thinking is key]

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Leadership Styles And Leadership Style

- Variety in Leadership Style is Key to Effective Leadership Throughout history there have been many compelling leaders who, in their respective areas, have been able to motivate, compel, influence and drive their followers to success. Well known world leaders such as Julius Caesar, Nelson Mandela, Elizabeth I, and Mahatma Gandhi are remembered, among other things, for their ability to inspire their followers towards a common goal. In the past, it was often thought that leaders were born with special qualities that assisted them to become successful....   [tags: Leadership, Decision making, Skill]

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Transformational Leadership : A Transformational Leader

- Transformational leaders inspire their people or followers to achieve unexpected or remarkable results. Transformational leaders accomplish this by drawing their people’s attention and concentration to align their values with the values of the authority or organization. A transformational leader can motivate their followers through empowerment, job satisfaction, commitment, trust, self-efficacy beliefs, and motivation, which can also align followers to positively impact the organization. Often Transformational leaders are called the quiet leader because they are the ones that lead by example....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, Charismatic authority]

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Leadership And Power Of Leadership

- Leadership and Power Describe power and explain how it relates to leadership There are several definitions of power which include: first the ability to command influence over an individual or individual to follow one cause of actions (Vecchio, 2007). This means that an individual can control how others act and direct them to a specific cause of action. The second definition is an individual ability to control on an official capacity the conduct of others (Hogg & Knippenberg, 2003). This means that those who are controlled have an obligation to follow the instruction provided by the person in power....   [tags: Leadership, English-language films, Punishment]

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Analysis Of Stanley Mcchrystal 's ' The Video '

- Leadership is a multidimensional skill that in necessary in a wide variety of situations. In the video, Stanley McChrystal describes how he found himself in a situation where leadership was essential, yet exceedingly difficult. Stanley found that the situation had unique obstacles and that the environment had changed dramatically from the one to which he was accustomed. Yet similarly to many great leaders before him, Stanley utilized his skills and knowledge to learn and to grow his leadership ability to provide quality leadership to those who followed him....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Military]

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Types of Leadership Styles

- “Leadership style is a pattern of behaviors leaders” used over time as perceived by others’ Blanchard et al., (2008). Hersey and Blanchard argued (Mark 1997) “major factors affect an individual’s response to leadership is the amount of direction and support the leader provides”. As of Blanchard et al.,(2008) “situational leadership styles are divided into four groups: directing, supporting, coaching and delegating”. Based on the writer’s opinion got from articles especially Hersey and Blanchard Articles, the below examples define more in depth what this styles are and how the leader can identify a situation and apply the best leadership style....   [tags: directing, delegating, support]

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Transformational Leadership : A Transformational Leader

- When reflecting on a style or philosophy of leadership, transformational would be the most appropriate fit to describe the writer. Transformational leadership is defined as a method that effects change in individuals and social structures (Anonymous, N.D.). Bass and Avolio (1993) describes transformational leadership to be characterized in four factors: idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, individualized consideration. In this article, the writer will discuss various areas relating to conflict, working with others, delegation style in regards to transformational leadership....   [tags: Management, Leadership, Skill]

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Leadership Of The Field Of Social Work

- Leadership is an important aspect for an individual to develop and master. Throughout history, leadership has evolved and has been defined in many ways. For instance, Ginsberg (2008) defines leadership as “motivating a group of people to achieve a common goal” (p. 315). Similarly, Northouse (2016) looks at leadership as more of a process that influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Depending on the individual, the definition of leadership can vary. For this paper, leadership will be viewed as a process for leaders to use to influence their followers to achieve a goal....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, Social work, Skill]

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A Leader Is The Most Important Leadership Theory

- A Leader is a person who influences a group of people towards the achievement of a goal. Leadership is what a leader does. According to Felix A. Nigro and Loyed G. Nigro in this book ‘Modern Public Administration’ they said that the essence of leadership is influencing the action of others: the essential quality of leaders is that they are convinced something must be done and they persuade others to help them get it done. According to Hersey and Blanchard, “Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of an individual or a group in efforts toward goal achievement in a given situation....   [tags: Leadership, Management]

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Being Satisfied At School Or At Work

- Being satisfied at school or at work can, at times, be challenging. Work environment satisfaction is determined by how much a person likes what he/she is doing and specific areas of the job. Those who are dissatisfied in their job or at school may not feel appreciated. A person’s motivation plays a role in his/her satisfaction. Motivation gives people purpose and affects their behavior (Hughes, Ginnett, and Curphy). When someone is motivated to perform well, they may experience satisfaction from achieving a goal....   [tags: Motivation, Leadership, Communication, Want]

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The Leadership And Social Climate Change

- Up until this point the leaders have taken good action in the words of leaders, but once they have positional power and the support of their followers, the leaders enact their own agenda (which is called personalized power). Instead of using their leadership to help their follower (referred to as socialized power), these leaders seek to create an Organizational Climate that revolves around them (Thoroughgood). Organizational Climate is the term used in the leadership studies to discuss a group’s common purpose and set of guidelines....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Adolf Hitler]

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A Company Kendal And Hyde, A Maker Of Leather Goods

- My focus will be on a company Kendal and Hyde, a maker of leather goods. From my understanding this company started with a kickstarter project and, because they have such a great product and design, were soon overwhelmed with orders. They experienced problems in the production process causing their items to be delayed. With the unexpected popularity of their items combined with production issues, they soon found themselves more than overwhelmed and could not deliver or respond to all that was required of them....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Do the Right Thing]

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