R1 Leadership Style Analysis

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Leadership is an essential component to ensure the achievement of an organization. There are many concepts related leadership is created by the researchers to explain the leadership. However, there is no specific theories or model can perfectly describe the leadership as the concept towards leadership keep on changing over the time. Therefore, the leadership can be classified into four different approaches, which are trait approach, behaviour approach, power-influence approach and contingency approach. 2.1.1 Trait Approach Trait approach is one of the earliest methods used to recognise the leadership. It concerned about the personal characteristics such as personality, intelligence, skills and etc. This approach proposed that the person who…show more content…
Telling style is more to directive, which always give command to the followers and involved sole decision making. It is more suitable for the followers who have low readiness (R1). This is because the followers who have low readiness are not yet ready to perform. Daft (2011) defined that the followers who have low readiness most probably are not capable. Therefore, the followers have low readiness are unable and unwilling to take the responsibilities for completing the task. Step by step and specific direction can provide to the followers to reduce their fear of making…show more content…
This leadership style share their ideas with the followers and usually encourage the followers to speak out their opinions while making decision. The followers who have high readiness (R3) can be led by this style. High readiness followers usually are competent with skill, but they are unwilling to perform (Daft, 2011). This is because of they are still unconfident about their ability and need some degree of direction from the leader. Therefore, this style can facilitate the followers to perform better and gain support from them. The last quadrant (R4) refer to the delegating or the style 4 (S4). Delegating style only provided little support and direction to the followers. The leaders leaved the followers to make their own decision on completing the task. Therefore, it is only suitable for the very high readiness followers. This is because the followers are competent and willing to perform when they have very high readiness (R4). They are confident about their ability and able to perform the task without direction from the leader (Daft, 2011). Hence, the leaders do not need to do so much, but just provided little
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