Servant leadership is not the only leadership theory that is compatible with the Christian worldview. Others Christian-compatible leadership principles include Transformational Leadership Theory. Northouse (2016) states transformational changes and transforms people. The theory concern with emotions, values, ethics, standards, and goals while assessing followers’ motives, satisfying followers’ needs, and treating members’ as full human beings. Leader-Member Exchange Theory (LMX). This theory makes the dyadic relationship between leaders and followers the focal point of the leadership process. Path-Goal Theory. This approach emphasizes the link between the leader, followers’ behaviors, and that of the organization, making the path clear to promote a satisfying work environment. Authentic Leadership Theory. This approach focuses on the interpersonal process that emerges from the interactions between leaders and followers. Authentic leadership is a reciprocal process because leaders affect members and members influence leaders. Transactional Leadership Theory. This approach emphasizes equitable exchange between the leader and the follower based on honesty and trust.
Leadership is a learned quality, which depends on the personality of the leaders, situation, task and the followers (Ganepola). Developing leadership skills can be managed by various activities. Being a good leader is a process. Practicing leadership skills, create an effective leader who achieves his or her goals by working together with an effective team. Hence, self-discovery helps to know more about the strengths and weaknesses of a person. Consequently, efficient leadership skills can be gained from improving the identified weaknesses. Different styles of leadership are explained according to the means how a leader achieves the goals and how he or she interacts with the followers to get the job done effectively. Thus, many leadership styles
Leadership is the ability of a person to move an organization towards the achievement or accomplishment of its goals and objectives (Ricketts and Ricketts, 2010, p.5). The leadership style used in an organization is essential in determining whether the desired results will be achieved. There are different factors that can impact the choice of leadership employed and a leader must identify and understand the impact that each factor would have in a given situation and must adapt the most ideal style that can enhance the desired result (Ricketts and Ricketts, 2010, p.5). Some of these factors include the nature of decision, the readiness of the team, situation, the behaviors of the team, leader’s personality, ability, and experiences.
Bass and Avolio (1995) further developed the theory. According to them, transformational leadership has four components; charismatic role modeling, individualized consideration, inspirational motivation, and intellectual stimulation. Using charisma, the leader inspires admiration, respect, and loyalty, and emphasizes the importance of having a collective sense of mission. By individualized consideration, the leader builds a one-to-one relationship with his or her followers, and understands and considers their differing needs, skills, and aspirations. By inspirational motivation, the leader articulates an exciting vision of the future, shows the followers how to achieve the goals, and expresses his or her belief that they can do it. By intellectual stimulation, the leader broadens and elevates the interests of his or her employees (Bass, 1990b), and stimulates followers to think about old problems in new ways (Bass,
In this leadership assessment, I will provide leadership analysis and background information on my personal experience with a bad leader. I will constructively critique a bad leader I have worked for by providing valid and well-reasoned opinions on their leadership style. I will also present a clear and concise description of what makes someone a bad leader and how they can improve.
In developing this paper on leadership, I examined what was most important to me as a leader. As I reflected on my leadership philosophy, I thought about my experiences and the principals that I have learned through my own self-discovery and the observation of other leaders that I have had throughout my life. My leadership philosophy paper will focus on what leadership is to me, core values, and knowledge of others.
Leadership has been defined in a variety of ways, there are multiple authors and theorists who have tried to define and understand leadership, all leading to varying theories and conclusions, but one thing that is universally understood is the importance of effective leadership and how someone with good leadership skills can impact so many people around them. (Kakabadse and Kakabadse, 1999; Yukl, 2002; Northouse,2013)
Servant and Authentic leadership have several characteristic comparisons. Both servant and authentic leadership styles are positive leadership styles. Servant and authentic leaders serve other individuals. They both believe in empowering the employees they serve. The leadership styles possess a high standard of values, displays compassion and passion for integrity to their followers. These leadership styles will not comprise on their character. Both leadership displays relationship with people or followers. They rely on their personal charisma to get things done. Authentic leaders are positive, they are transparent with their followers and have a sense of themselves (Yaacoub, 2018).
The success of any organization in the current competitive world is directly linked to how well and consistently the organization performs, and the style of leadership plays a significant role in this performance (Ojokuku, Odetayo & Sajuyigbe, 2012). With this perspective, leadership can be defined as the capability of an individual to persuade and inspire others so that they contribute towards effectiveness and success of the organization (Yukl & Becker, 2006). Various leadership styles and their influence on organizational success have been advanced and studied (Nanjundeswaraswamy & Swamy, 2014). One such style is the transformational leadership style, which according to Givens (2008), acts as a driving force for organizational performance and innovation. Besides, he adds, transformational leadership enhances employee job satisfaction as the transformational leader interacts with subordinates to motivate them to achieve maximum output in their work responsibilities (Jalal, Khawaja, Kamariah, Fosa, Muhd & Ahmad, 2012).
This book is a great starting point for people who want to begin their journey towards becoming a great leader. This is the foundation that a person can build upon and then add more insights with Maxwell's other books as well as the books in this bibliography.
Leadership is a privilege that would come with tremendous responsibilities, and leadership is accountability to encourage and inspire others to lead and direct others to accomplish the duty and achieved the organization visions and goals. By empowering subordinates and other leaders to be able to implement decisions that are very crucial for leaders to develop and enhance future leaders in the organization. For me as a leader, I will always welcome any opportunity that would enable my team to work collaboratively with your peers and your subordinates throughout the organization. My current assignment as Command Language Program Manager, I have a duty and responsibilities of all aspects of development, implementing, and managing of the Command Language Program. First by making sure that all Soldiers are getting their Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus pay. Second, make sure that all linguists are testing
Abstract: There are numerous definitions of leadership, all of which contain elements related to people (the leader and the follower(s)), communicating in person or by the written word, actions (organizing, directing, coaching, and/or motivating), and for a purpose (meeting a goal(s) or accomplishing a task(s)) (ADP 6-22) (Fisher 2015) (Bolden 2013) (Hogan 2005). Additionally, everything done occurs within a given context. Effective leaders are poised, proficient, pertinent, and practical in the application of the art of leadership. This means leaders are ready to engage the group with effective methods and
Through self-reflection and academic readings, I have discovered that I identify with three different leadership theories. During the first meeting in a Strength Based Leadership class, we were asked to write our leadership history. The class then began an ongoing exploration of various leadership theories. Upon reviewing my leadership history from the first class and synthesizing the information from the theories that were examined, I discovered that I most resonate with the Trait Leadership Theory, the Skills Leadership Theory, and the Path-Goal Leadership theory. These theories are leader focused, describing the process and techniques a leader uses to accomplish goals. This paper will examine the three leadership theories, identify how they apply to my practice, and explore how these theories interact with each other.
Leadership, a controversial concept, has been studied for centuries. Scholars who study leadership have argued with the insight of leadership for many decades and finally promote a wide range of understandings of it.
This model states that in this 21st century, it is impossible to rely on one management style to fit all situations (Educational-business-articles.com, 2016). In other words managers and leaders must be flexible, in order to get the best result out of their teams and individuals. In addition, this theory allows management and leadership to be able to identify and accurately diagnose the situation and vary employees’ behavior accordingly to the situation (Yukl and Mahsud, 2010). This will enable management and leadership at CIBCFCIB to select appropriate types of leadership behavior for each type of situation. Moreover, another impact that this theory has on organizational strategy whereby Charismatic leaders at CIBCFCIB can minimize various types of behaviour by increasing competent employees. For example, selecting experienced employees and delegate authority to them for resolving problems (Yukl and Mahsud, 2010). This will lessen the stress of management and leadership to guide the team effectively towards accomplishing the organisational