Pros And Cons Of Philosophy Of Leadership

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WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT – UNIT 7 – PRO AND CON LIST OF THREE OF LEADERSHIP THEORIES –
1. SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP THEORY
2. SERVANT LEADERSHIP
3. PATH-GOAL THEORY OF LEADERSHIP

INTRODUCTION
Leadership in any community, organization, business, country, continent or even the around the globe is a necessity not just a nice to have to steer or drive that body towards a certain direction or a common goal. This is why you find CEO, presidents, continental and universal bodies such as United Nations to support the sovereign state goals. It should be noted that parents are also play a leadership role in their parents and most often the foundation of a leaders has been laid down by how s/he has been raised. This paper seeks to look at the leadership
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The leaders have 4 different styles depending on the individual needs, which are directive style, coaching style, supporting style and lastly delegation style (Carpenter, et. al. 2009. p 237). This theory fits with my personal style because I understand the differences between people and I will be able to select the best style for each of the follower lead and develop them to be fully fledged workers and even future leaders. I am one of those people who always encourage my friends or colleagues to better their lives either by changing their lifestyle or bad financial habits or up-skilling themselves, therefore I will be able to direct, coach support and delegate to the fellow followers when I implement the Situational Leadership Theory.
2. SERVANT LEADERSHIP
- Pros of servant leader aim are to support, encourage, and develop their followers to reach their full potential. They are more likely to be in involved in the democratic or participatory decision making which is more favored by the followers. They would create people-orientated cultures that treat people with dignity.
- Cons could create a dependence syndrome and mentality of entitlement, where followers instead of developing they would expect things to be given to them without any effort to acquire them. Leaders can also over-extend their giving abilities, thereby risking
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The theory has four leadership styles – directive, supportive, participative and achievement-orientated styles (Baur, T., & Erdogan, B.). I am of the view that this theory fits my personality because I have internal locus of control, high self-esteem and a good general mental abilities. I don’t believe in stable culture that is characterized by predictability, rules and bureaucracy. I thrive in an environment that is flexible, innovative, supportive, encouraging, respect for individual opinions and of cause rewarded for what I have achieved. I do believe every organization should allow employees perform their duties in creative ways as long as they operate within the parameters set by the organization or the policies of the
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