Leadership And Motivational Theory In The Workplace

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Workplace environment is said to be one of the biggest contributing factors to a successful organization. This begins with the leaders in place and their ability to create such an environment. It also proves to be one of the most arduous tasks due to a myriad of factors such as employee personalities, organizational culture and a leader’s ability to motivate a group of people. The sheer number of theories regarding leadership is overwhelming and schools of thought have changed with time. This reflection will identify the leadership theories and motivational theory I subscribe to and give tangible examples of them in my leadership.

Upon reviewing the theories presented regarding leadership, I immediately identified closely with two of them. The first I identified with was the situational theory which proposes that leaders take into account the situational variables and choose the best course of action (Cherry, 2015). The leadership style in these situations can vary depending on the audience and allow for optimal results. In my field of network planning, I am expected to be the subject matter expert on various systems and processes. This theory allows my co-workers and I a great amount of flexibility to choose the
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Through my experiences, I am able to determine which ones I identify with and those which are useless. As a leader, one must determine which theory they prescribe to and apply it within their organization. I feel that people are taught how to be leaders and are also leaders when put into certain circumstances that require in depth knowledge. Additionally, I feel that employees have a desire to succeed and are not inherently lazy but sometimes lack the guidance required from leadership. No one set of theories can be applied to a leader but these best fit the self-reflection of the leadership theories I believe
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