Difference Between Leadership And Followership

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1. Transformational leadership helps leaders to encourage their followers to perform above and beyond their duties and converting vision into reality by achieving high levels of performance. Transformational leader’s changes and transforms people and have ability to set high goals for the followers an (scott.williams). Charismatic leadership is characterized by the use of personal abilities and talents that have a deep effect on followers. The charismatic leaders rely heavily on referent power, and their unique and powerful gifts generate great influence with followers. This particularly strong ability to influence followers can lead to high levels of achievement, but can also lead to great harm for the followers or others (robertminard,…show more content…
Leaders can either be formal leaders or informal leaders but all leaders guide and direct the behaviour of other people in the work environment. Goals of a Leader cannot be accomplished without the assistance of followers. Followership is the process of being guided and directed by the leader. Am I a leader or a follower? The reality is that I am both. I am a follower who is following a natural part of life. But I am not a natural follower. For me, developing dynamic followership is an utter discipline. It is both an art and a science for me and it requires skills and conceptualization of roles in innovative ways one perhaps more essential to mission success than leader development. Without followership, a leader at any level will fail to produce effective institutions. Valuing followers and their development is the first step toward cultivating effective transformational leaders—people capable of motivating followers to achieve mission requirements in the absence of hygienic or transactional…show more content…
When an individual's personal goals are at stake and are not aligned with the organization goals there can be situation of conflict between individual and organization and the individual may had to fight for his personal goals, creating a conflict situation that will hamper success of the project (Janie Sullivan). Another conflict that according to my experience can happen in the organization is of not having Enough Resources. Resource scarcity, time and material can cause teams to undercut, leading to conflict between departments or other work groups. Valuable resources need to be protected, as well as distributed fairly among all the groups. Starting out a project with a clear picture of the resources available will help waylay some of this conflict. Fourth conflict according to me is of Interpersonal Relationships. Often in these types of conflict what I have seen is that parties in conflict are not able to resolve their personal issues with each other. The personalities of the people involved in the organizational structure play an important part in conflict resolution. It is not always easy to set aside personal prejudices when entering the workplace, but it is important to recognize what those prejudices are and deal with them before conflict arises. Intragroup conflict occurs within groups or
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