Corporate Leadership Theory Essay

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Corporate Leadership: A Review of Conventional Theories of Leadership
Prof. Dr. Satya Subrahmanyam
Head and Managing Partner
Vignan Institute of Technology and Management
Berhampur, Odisha, India satya69sb@yahoo.com Abstract
This research article was motivated by the premise that no corporate grows further without effective corporate leaders. The purpose of this theoretical debate is to examine the wider context of corporate leadership theories and its effectiveness towards improving corporate leadership in the corporate world. Evolution of corporate leadership theories is a comprehensive study of leadership trends over the years and in various contexts and theoretical foundations. This research article presents the history of dominant corporate …show more content…

In corporate, effective leadership provides higher quality and more efficient goods and services; it provides a sense of cohesiveness, personal development and higher levels of satisfaction among those conducting the work; and it provides an overarching sense of direction and vision, an alignment with the environment, a healthy mechanism for innovation and creativity and a resource for invigorating the corporate culture (Van Wart, 2003). All of these are valid points; however, the history of corporate leadership theory and research and its utilization in current settings, in relation to the effectiveness of corporate leadership is studied more thoroughly in this …show more content…

Interest in leadership theories can be inferred from writings of early civilizations. Confucius (circa 500 B.C) wrote one of the earliest comprehensive treatises on leadership (Ayman, 1993) and discussion of leadership can be found in the writings of Plato, Plutarch and Caesar (Bass, 1981). Egyptian rulers, Greek heroes and biblical patriarchs all have one thing is common – leadership. There are numerous definitions and theories of leadership; however, there are enough similarities in the definitions to conclude that leadership is an effort of influence and the power to induce compliance (Wren,

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