It elevates the follower’s level of maturity and ideals as well as concerns for achievement, self-actualization, and the well-being of others, the organization, and society suggested by (Bass, 1999) Situational theory suggests that no single leadership style is "best." Instead, it all depends on the situation and leaders need to be decide which type of leadership and strategies are best-suited to the task depends on different situation. According to this theory, the most effective leaders are those that are able to adapt their style to the situation and look at cues such as the type of task, the nature of the group, and other factors that
The theories to be discussed in this book are: Path-Goal theory of leadership, Vroom-Yetton-Jago Decision-making of leadership, Harsey-Bianchard Situational Leadership theory, and Fielder’s Contigency Theory of Leadership. These four were selected because of their relative influence on the leader and the relationship that must be present between the leader and the members. They were also selected because they could help provide the needed foundational frameworks for your leadership
A manager 's job is to coach or guide workers to choose the best paths for reaching their goals. Based on the goal‐setting theory, leaders engage in different types of leadership behaviors depending on the nature and demands of a particular situation. A leader 's behavior is acceptable to subordinates when viewed as a source of satisfaction. He or she is motivational when need satisfaction is contingent on performance; this leader facilitates, coaches, and rewards effective performance.
Leaders have certain skills and qualities and after self-analysis, people find out what skills and qualities of leadership they possess and what they are missing. The ones they are missing, they join educational institutions, trainings, seminars, workshops and develop leadership skills. This way people can become leaders. This means some people are born with leadership skills while others can acquire such skills
Theoritical Framework The researcher adapted the theory of Burns where leaders and followers engage in a mutual process of raising one another to higher levels motivation. This raised the bar by appealing to higher ideals and values of followers. This encourages people to collaborate and work as a team.
Change is inevitable and follower-based leadership can help to alleviate transitional stresses that may occur. Challenges in this leadership style are adaptive, technical, and a combination of the two. Technical challenges can only be solved by experts, adaptive challenges can be solved with leader encouragement and are not easy to identify, both challenges can be solved with leaders and followers working together (Northouse, 2016, pp.261-263). Adaptive leadership should inspire mobilization, motivation, and organization in followers (Northouse, 2016, p.258). Adaptive and technical challenges combined and adaptive challenges alone can be remedied with leader behaviors, like regulating distress and protecting leadership voices below, that encourage followers to continue to strive for their best and essentially the good of the organization also.
According to this theory the best leaders are those who best adapt themselves to the situation. An adaptive leader might look at cues such as the type of task and who is involved in group, to better their judgement. A study on university employees on situational leadership found results that indicated a situational factor in leadership when solving different job tasks (Fernandez & Vecchio, 1997). This theory has an application for the EPP that I took part in, throughout my experience I was faced with tasks that we as a team had to overcome, it became clear that the role of leader changed dependant on the task. An example would be creating the design and speech for the new PowerPoint presentation for recruitment of student staff.
Contingency Theory Contingency Theory Concepts A change in leadership research from concentrating on only the leader to looking at both the leader and the situation the leader is working in A leader-match theory: significance of aligning a leader’s style with the needs of a particular situation. Contingency theory is a theory by Fiedler that is a leader-match theory (Northhouse, 2010). In this theory leaders are matched to situations that they may fit in.
WHERE DOES THIS STUDY POSTION ON? This study defines Leadership is as system of interaction between leader on the one hand, and followers and situations on the other hand. Leadership refers to leader inducing followers to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations – the wants and needs, the aspirations and expectations – of both leaders and followers. Whenever I use the term ‘leadership’ in this study it means political leadership.
Introduction The definition of Leadership varies for different people. Northhouse (2013) describes that Leadership is a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Whereas, Burns (1797) defines leadership as a process whereby leaders induce followers "to act for certain goals that represent the values and the motivations-the wants and the needs, the aspirations and expectations-of both leaders and followers, and the genius of leadership lies in the manner in which leaders see and act on their own and their followers ' values and motivations" Different types of leadership have been theorized, Jung believe that leaders are born (Traits) where their personality pops out and attracts followers. Normally
Week two talks about leadership qualities. Leadership is how an individual influences another individual or groups to achieve a common purpose. For a leader to achieve its set purpose or vision towards individual, organization, or a group, influence is the aim. Influence, therefore is the ability to direct or indirect manipulation to get others to act or respond in accordance to a leader’s want or desires. When a leader leads, the leader will often times have the people he or she is leading conform to his or her ways of doing things or at least agrees with the leader, which in this case regard as being obedience.
Situational leadership is another example of a leadership theory. This leadership is focused on the leader however, the leader takes not only the followers but also the situation into account. Through different methods of behaviors a leader is able change his or her leadership style to appropriately fit with the followers and the task at hand to achieve best results. Each leader has a different leadership style that can be studied and each one can be used in a different scenario. Situation leadership is very effective when a leader is aware of what the task