Authentic Leadership Essays (Examples)

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Leadership Is a Process That Helps in

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Leadership is a process that helps in directing and mobilizing people. It has for the past 100 years been a subject of many studies. These studies have come up with theories of the nature and exercise of leadership. Some of these theories include trait theories of leadership, theories of emergent leadership, leadership style theories, psychodynamic theories, and the path goal theories among others. The second section of this paper focuses on evaluation of behavior of selected leaders. Leaders of different organizations exhibit specific behaviors that are in line with models and theories of leadership. Their behaviors can guide the behavior of individual followers, groups, or even teams. The analysis section touches on how leaders perceive their roles and what makes them develop as leaders. The summary wraps up all that the paper is about and what I have learnt.

Literature review

Management and leadership are interchangeably used in our everyday…… [Read More]

References

Avolio, B.J., Walumbwa, F.O. & Weber, T.J. (2009). Leadership: Current theories, research, and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 421-429.

Bass, B. (2008). The Bass Handbook of Leadership: Theory, Research, and Application. New York: Free Press.

Bennis, W. & Nanus, B. (1997). Leaders: Strategies for Taking Change 2nd Edition. New York:

Collins Business Essentials.
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Authentic Self

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Authentic Self

Delving deep within one's own mind provides opportunity for personal growth and this intention may be useful in attaining potential. Accumulating certain valuable personal skills throughout a lifetime has given me an opportunity to reflect on these experiences and summarize them in an educational manner, useful for gaining understanding into these practices. Leadership seems at times a very interesting phenomenon that has varying consequences and originations. My own personal leadership skills, I believe, are a clear and true reflection of my authentic self and provide a useful and cathartic method of displaying this authentic self towards others. The purpose of this essay is to explore my authentic self and describe how my authentic leadership skills are derived from this source. I will explore my strengths and weaknesses and examine how they relate to my value system and other learned behaviors. I will also discuss how I have improved…… [Read More]

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Leadership at the Core of Leadership Is

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Leadership

At the core of leadership is the interaction between the leader and the follower. Much of leadership theory can be understood in terms of how leaders and followers interact and what the underlying assumptions are with respect to the roles and nature of leadership. Because of the many different types of leaders, and successful examples thereof, leadership scholarship has developed multiple branches that seek to explain leadership, but no one branch has yet proved definitive. Instead of understanding leadership through a single paradigm, and it better to understand it in terms of multiple paradigms, and different leadership theories can be applied to the same situation, and any given leader might apply multiple leadership styles at the same time.

Part of the appeal of leadership scholarship is that it encompasses so many unique academic disciplines. Leadership scholarship began life as in business schools but has been studied in the psychological…… [Read More]

References

Avolio, B., Walumbwa, F. & Weber, T. (2009). Leadership: Current theories, research and future directions. Annual Review of Psychology. Vol. 60 (2009) 421-449.

Boyatzis, R., Smith, M., & Blaize, N. (2006). Developing sustainable leaders through coaching and compassion. Academy of Management Learning & Education. Vol. 5 (1) 8-24.

Falk, S. & Rogers, S. (2011). Junior military officer retention: Challenges & opportunities. Harvard University. In possession of the author.

Kocolowski, M. (2010). Shared leadership: Is it time for a change? Emerging Leadership Journeys. Vol. 3 (1) 22-32.
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Leadership APN

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Leadership in Nursing

Excellence in leadership is an inherently innate skill set that over time emerges in the attitude, commitment and performance of subordinates. It is also reflected in how a given business unit or department coordinate, collaborates and trusts each other (Cohen, 2013). Compounding these factors are the often complex, highly intricate and often challenging aspects of managing and leading a nursing department (Swearingen, Liberman, 2004). The stresses and requirements of nursing leadership serve as a catalyst that accelerates leadership skills in nurse leaders. The challenges of orchestrating and leading a department are in many ways a crucible that leads to stronger nurse leaders capable of overcoming challenges and continually growing over time (Wong, Cummings, 2009). The most effective transformational leaders know how and when to rely on individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, inspirational motivation and idealized influence (ao, 2013). Taken together these are the attributes that are essential for…… [Read More]

References

Cohen, S. (2013). Transitioning new leaders: Seven steps for success. Nursing Management, 44(2), 9.

Rao, M.S. (2013). Smart leadership blends hard and soft skills. Human Resource Management International Digest, 21(4), 38-40.

Swearingen, S., & Liberman, A. (2004). Nursing leadership - serving those who serve others. The Health Care Manager, 23(2), 100-109.

Wong, C., & Cummings, G. (2009). Authentic leadership: A new theory for nursing or back to basics? Journal of Health Organization and Management, 23(5), 522-38.
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Leadership an Initial Evaluation of

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In order to accomplish this, I will need to in some ways "symbolize the norms" of what others expect (Wren 1995, pg. 188). This does note mean subsuming my identity, but making sure that I am more easily identified with than my mannerisms and extreme intellectualism sometimes allow.

How to ecognize Change

ecognizing change in oneself is supremely difficult, but there are tangible measures in leadership situations that can be used. The best way for me to tell if my expectations have fallen more in line with reality, for instance, would be to see how well and how easily my group accomplishes the set goals. If the goals seem to be creating an inordinate amount of stress and work, then it might be best to reduce expectations again. When it comes to changing the emotive content of my communication, asking a few trusted members of the team for their input…… [Read More]

References

Bass, B. & Riggio, R. (2006) Transformational leadership. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Covey, S. (1991). Principle-centered leadership. New York: Simon & Schuster.

George, W. & Bennis, W. (2003). Authentic leadership. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Goleman, D.; Boyatzis, R.; McKee, A. (2004). Primal leadership. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
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Leadership Theories and How They Are Influencing

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leadership theories and how they are influencing an organization. As, we carefully examine the different ones and discuss how this will impact the long-term sustainability of the firm. This is the point that we can determine how and when these different ideas should be used to motivate subordinates.

When most people hear the word leadership they will often think of a person that is sure of themselves. As they are using: their experiences and courage to help inspire everyone around them during the most challenging of times. Yet, when you look a little further, it is clear that genuine leadership is more than just an image or an ideal. Instead, it is common form of thinking and a way of life that can help to transform the world as we know it. To fully understand how this is taking place requires: providing a basic definition of this concept and examining…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Alasdair MacIntyre, 2011, Wikipedia. Available from: [10 Nov. 2011].

Concepts of Leadership, 2010, NW Link. Available from: [9 Nov. 2011].

Traditional Theories of Leadership, 2011, E How. Available from: [10 Nov. 2011]

Cherry, K, 2011, Leadership Theories, About. Available from: [9 Nov. 2011].
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Leadership Is Critical

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Systems Perspective, Organizational Behavior Perspective, and Organizational Development Perspective. I have discussed how the three theories apply to my leadership style and how they relate to my definition of leadership which is the betterment of the organization and its people. The three perspectives were key to the success of my Squadron and the care and welfare of the organization, followers and Families. The next chapter will define what I have learned and why it is important to me as I cover my final thoughts.

Final Thoughts

As I reflect back why I started my pursuit of getting a degree I would have to "Thank" a lot of people. My wife would be the number one reason for me pursuing my completion of the whole degree process as it took a lot of prodding and poking, she's the best. I have many senior leaders and peers that I would like to…… [Read More]

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Leadership Style of Malcolm X

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Malcolm X and Leadership

The Leadership Styles of Malcolm X

Malcolm X was a natural born leader, according to Manning Marable in his biography Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention (2011:33). What made him so was his incessant drive and ability to command others through repetition of "pet themes" as well as his ability to speak rapidly and overtop others (Marable 2011:33). In his early days before his conversion to Islam, Malcolm X demonstrated a remarkable effectiveness as a "leader of the pack" of assorted hoodlum with whom he fraternized. In this sense, contingency theory best applies to this stage of Malcolm's life, because given Malcolm's social context at the time, his style of leadership -- assertive, combative, and harping -- fit the situation and the type of people with whom he operated: people who respected only muscle and might, of which Malcolm had the intellectual and willful kind. In…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Avolio, B.J., Walumbwa, F.O., & Weber, T.J. (2009). Leadership: Current theories, research, and future directions. Annual Review Psychology, 60 421-449.

Conger, Jay A. (1989). Leadership: The art of empowering others. Academy of Management Executive, 3 (1) 17- 25.

Conger, J.A. (1999). Charismatic and transformational leadership in organizations

Charismatic politicalleadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 10 (2) 145-179.
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Leadership Communication to Strategy or

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What had begun as a defensive strategy has quickly transformed to one that is offensive and aimed at gaining new customers. The recent series of Apple commercials on television in the U.S. make this point clear as Windows PC users switch to Apple since they would have to upgrade to Windows 7 anyway. It is humorous and an example of how Apple is now making its nonconformist position now the center of its strategy to go against Microsoft Windows 7.

The last strategy of allowing rivals to misinterpret your success is critically important as a defensive strategy, especially for those companies competing in markets dominated by market leaders. Consider how AMD carefully worked through their low-end microprocessor product line as Intel continued to consider what the role of that processor price point would be on the industry. Suzuki America and their launch of the cross-over Sport Utility Vehicle, the Grand…… [Read More]

References

Meena Chavan. (2009). The balanced scorecard: a new challenge. The Journal of Management Development, 28(5), 393-406.

Crainer, S., & Dearlove, D. (2008). The heart of leadership. Business Strategy Review, 19(3), 40-45.

Eriksen, M. (2009). Authentic Leadership: Practical Reflexivity, Self-Awareness, and Self-Authorship. Journal of Management Education, 33(6), 747

Hein, K.. (2009, October). Dial 'L' for Loyalty: Phones Top List of Most-Trusted Brands. Brandweek, 50(37), 4.
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Leadership Self Assessment and Team Excellence

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Qualities as an Authentic Leader

Authentic Leadership Self-Assessment Questionnaire has helped me measure the component comprising Authentic Leadership (Northouse, 2016). Thus, under self-awareness questions, I was aware of my strengths, limitations, how I influence others and how they view me as a leader. Transparency is an essential tool for me that have enabled me to reinforce my high leadership levels of openness with others in the organization. Therefore, this has given them an opportunity to be forthcoming with their opinions, challenges, and ideas. This aspect has gone a long way in solving company problems and hence, many are the times that a leader and his team work in getting solutions to a situation as a team. In today's business world, ethics is being advocated for and therefore, my ethical or moral aspect as a leader showed high degrees because I have set high moral and ethical standards of conduct in…… [Read More]

References List:

Northouse, P. G. (2016). Leadership: Theory and Practice (7th Ed.). Thousand Oaks: CA: Sage Publications.

Nichols, T. W. & Erakovich, R. (2013). Authentic Leadership and Implicit Theory: A Normative Form of Leadership? Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 34(2), 182-195.
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Leadership Theories

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Sustainability

Phase 3 Discussion Board

The article that I have selected is "A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science," by Turner et al. (2003). The authors advocate for a system that allows scientists to fully understand "the consequences of changes taking place in the structure and function of the biosphere." The authors argue that current vulnerability assessments are insufficient, and move the discussion towards an enhanced framework.

Sustainability science is defined as "an emerging field of research dealing with the interactions between natural and social systems, and with how those interactions affect the challenge of sustainability: meeting the needs of present and future generations while substantially reducing poverty and conserving the planet's life support systems" so this paper fits in with key elements of that definition. First, the paper reflects the need to understand the planet's life support systems in a complex way. The interactions between elements of these…… [Read More]

References

Eagly, A. & Johnson, B. (1990). Gender and leadership style: A meta-analysis. Digital Commons @ UConn. Retrieved October 23, 2014 from http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1010&context=chip_docs

Gardiner, M. & Tiggemann, M. (1999). Gender differences in leadership style, job stress, mental health in male- and female-dominated industries. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Vol. 72 (3) 301-315.

Kruse, K. (2013). What is authentic leadership? Forbes. Retrieved October 23, 2014 from http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2013/05/12/what-is-authentic-leadership/

Kushell, E. & Newton, R. (1986). Gender, leadership style, and subordinate satisfaction: An experiment. Sex Roles. Vol. 14 (3-4) 203-209.
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Exemplary Leadership

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Leadership and Teams

Leadership theories

Even in the absence of any practical examples highlighting the relationship between leadership and resilience, authors have managed to fill in the gap by a number of well-thought theories. In this matter, Luthans and Avolio (2003: 256) and Sutcliffe and Vogus (2003) are all in the same boat. Luthans and Avolio (2003: 256) have explicitly linked leadership to resilience, stating that the essence of authentic leadership development is to enhance flexibility and resilience amongst employees. Along with this, they also highlighted the fact that the relationship of leadership and resilience has not received the attention and level of interest that it is worthy of. Similarly, Sutcliffe and Vogus (2003) have advocated the effect of leadership by stating that resilience improves the effectiveness of organization as a whole. They are also of the view that the link has been neglected by authors and if exploited more,…… [Read More]

References

Bass, B. 1990. Handbook of Leadership, 3rd Ed. New York, NY: Free Press.

Bass, B. 1998. Transformational Leadership: Industrial, Military, and Educational Impact. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Bass, B., & Avolio, B. 2000. Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire: Sampler Set, 2nd Ed. Redwood City, CA: Mind Garden.

Luthans, F., & Avolio, B. (2003). Authentic leadership development. In K.S. Cameron, J.E. Dutton, & R.E. Quinn (Eds.), Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline: 241-258. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler.
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Entrepreneurial Leadership

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Leadership

Create a hybrid theory/philosophy which combines the common elements found in the thinking of Case, Kouzes, and Drucker. In your philosophy, be sure to include the new definition of entrepreneurial leadership presented in Understanding Entrepreneurial Leadership in today's Dynamic Markets.

The new definition of entrepreneurial leadership as defined by the article Understanding entrepreneurial leadership in today's dynamic markets is a leader who is enterprising, transformational and who "operates in a dynamic market that offers lucrative opportunities" (Tarabishy, Fernald Jr., Solomon, p. 5). These words are rather ludicrous on their face, due to the fact that this is not a new definition whatsoever; it is a definition that has been around for decades, if not centuries. Therefore to base a 'new theory' on such an old theory makes no sense at all. Instead, the author will focus on using the words of Case, Drucker and Kouzas as a foundation for…… [Read More]

References

Drucker, P.F. (1983) Concept of the Corporation, 1983 edition, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers

Fu, P.P.; Tsui, A.S.; Liu, J.; Li, L.; (2010) Pursuit of whose happiness? Executive leaders' transformational behaviors and personal values, Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 55, Issue 2, pp. 222 -- 254

George, B.; Sims, P.; McLean, A.N.; Mayer, D.; (2007) Discovering your authentic leadership, Harvard Business Review, Vol. 85, issue 2, pp. 129-138

Kouzes, J. & Posner, B.; (2007) The Leadership Challenge (4th ed.) San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers
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Modern Leadership Approaches

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Leadership Discussion

Leadership is everyone's business it is for women, men and even children. We therefore need leadership now in everything that we do be it in our homes, organizations we work in, in church and many more Ares (Leadership Now, 2014). This means that understanding leadership is a vital thing for everyone. Many treatments of leadership have their focus on high-impact leaders but fascinating as these people are they operate in unique environments that most people will never see .the limitation about getting our leadership principle from carrying out studies on the group of the elite is that they are not so many and each and every one of them is in an extremely different situation. Therefore studies on leadership mainly focus on middle and lower level leaders in organizations (American Psychological Association, pg. 474).This paper will look at two different modern leadership approaches with examples of where they…… [Read More]

References

American Psychological Association (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological

Association. ISBN: 1-4338-0561-5

Leadership Now.(2014). Leadership Now; Building A community Leader. Retrieved March 29,2014 from  http://www.leadershipnow.com/
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Analyzing the Leadership Theories

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Leadership Theories

Event in Health Care Organization

In order to run health care organizations such that they are always viable, when it comes to both economic and health results, health care leaders frequently feel attracted to a practical managerial point-of-view with insistence on the daily production pressures together with its need to react to both large and smaller issues. This tendency could restrict their capability of engaging on visionary leadership practices, that assist in changing their organizations for the futures. For instance, the present event in the health care of Kenya is that health care employees' need encounter a rising multitude of job demands: cost efficiency, patient care and administration as well as optimal employment, and might be less efficient in both secondary and primary role liabilities. Thus, leadership skills are required in assisting both providers and managers in making consistent and thoughtful choices amid values in competition. This matter…… [Read More]

References

Burns, J. M. (1978). Leadership. New York: Harper & Row

Guzman, Oscar. (n.d.) Organizational Leadership Theories, retrieved from  http://smallbusiness.chron.com /organizational-leadership-theories-284.html

Leroy H., Anseel F, Gardner W.L. and Sels L., (2012), Authentic Leadership, Authentic

Followership, Basic Need Satisfaction, and Work Role Performance: A Cross-Level Study, Journal of Management published online DOI: 10.1177/0149206312457822 accessed at http://fanseel.be/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Leroy-Anseel-Gardner-Sels-in-press-JOM.pdf
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Leadership Style Inventory Leadership Crises Have Been

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Leadeship Style Inventoy

Leadeship cises have been bewing since the past centuy. Evidently, the latest global economic lapses of financial makets aised a highe need fo an effective leadeship than it had been befoe. These cises led to a call fo contempoay oganizations to scutinize o assess the leadeship potential among thei employees and new ecuitments. Following the cuent changes in oganizational ules and business games, as well as andomly emeging competitions, the most fundamental pioity fo businesses and/o oganizations is to ascetain new leadeship potentials, develop them, and find the most appopiate ways to gow them. This pape theeby ecommends the need fo developing authentic and visionay leades by utilizing the "Leadeship Style Inventoy (LSI)" and matching the leadeship esults obtained, with distinguished job equiements. It futhe majos on the use of Kiesey Tempeament Sote and DiSC assessment as tools of evaluation, used in detemining an individual's leadeship competence…… [Read More]

references of cooperative extension faculty. Mexico: New Mexico StateUniversity.

Howell, R.E., Michael, J.A., & Wong, S.K. (1993). Leadership development in extension.

Journal of Extension, 31(1), 27-46.

Nahavandi, A. (2000).The art and science of leadership, 2nd Edition. Upper SaddleRiver, NJ:

Prentice Hall.
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Leadership Is a Complex Process Involving the

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Leadership is a complex process involving the ability of an individual to inspire, motivate and redirect ways of thinking. It refers to the ability to bring out the best in oneself and others. In any set up, there must be rules and regulations to guide the relationships between people and activities. In a set up like an organization, there are goals and objectives that the organization aims to achieve. These objectives and targets rely on the ability of a leader to organize and direct activities towards their attainment. Leadership is the ability of one individual to stir the sentiments and behaviors of others towards the achievement of the set goals. The leader does this by transforming the goals to be a common goal to others.

Methods used by leaders to influence group members

Leaders can use power to get things done. How a leader uses these powers determines the success…… [Read More]

References

Gitlow, L.A. Being the boss: The importance of leadership and power. Washington D.C: Beard

book, 2004. Print.

Hellriegel, D & Slocum, W.J. Organizational behavior. Mason U.S.A: Cengage learning, 2009.

Print.
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Leadership Models the Objective of

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Individual Development:

This activity contains the following subtasks:

The individual personality, skills, strengths, needs, aim and fears of the team members are acknowledge;

The individual plans, problems, and challenges are provided assistance and support;

Individual responsibilities and objectives are identified and agreed upon;

Recognition and praise is given to individuals for acknowledgement of their effort and good work;

Individuals taking on extra responsibility, or receiving advancement is rewarded;

Individual team members are trained and developed; and Individual freedom and authority are developed.

SUMMARY and CONCLUSION

While there are similarities in the different styles of leadership the premises of each is based differently in theory as related to behavior and motivation. Transformational leadership is a leadership styles, which motivates, communicates, inspires, and provides support and direction in an interactive manner characterized by leadership by example. Transactional leadership is based primarily upon contingency and reward management and is in reality more akin…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bass, Bernard M. And Steidlmeier, Paul (1998) Ethics, Character and Authentic Transformational Leadership 24 Sept 1998. Online available at http://cls.binghamton.edu/BassSteid.html

Transactional Leadership (nd) Changing Mind Online available at  http://www.changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/transactional_leadership.htm 

Definition Action-Centered Leadership. Description (nd) 123 Manage. Online available at  http://www.12manage.com/description_action_centered_leadership.html 

House, Robert J. (1996) Path-Goal Theory of Leadership: Lessons, Legacy, and a Reformulated Theory. 1996: Leadership Quarterly, 7(3), 323-352. JAI Press Inc. Online available at http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/papers/674.pdf
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Leadership Qualifications in the Workplace Quintessential Leader

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Leadership Qualifications in the orkplace

Quintessential Leader

Proposed Leadership Model

For eras there have been people and leaders have discussed what the qualifications that make a great leader are. Leadership travels all the way back to the period of the ancient Greeks. In the 1500's, there was an Italian statesman named Niccolo Machiavelli, who wrote The Prince, and in this book he talked about the different methods for leaders to use in obtaining power (Leadership 2003). This all led to the current events dating to the early 1900's and what has been used and developed in today's society. There are a lot of theories of what a leader in the workplace should have and the idea that leaders during history have been people who were seen or looked up to as leaders and deeply appreciated. As people say "There are those that lead and those that follow." An individual with…… [Read More]

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Charlton, G., 2000. Human Habits of Highly Effective Organisations.. Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers.
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Leadership for Organizations

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Leadership for Organizations

Leadership

The success of organizations and individuals' careers are influenced by the role of leaders. Nowadays firms seek leadership skills in individuals for all sorts of careers while recruiting. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) believe that it has become critically important to nurture leadership approach at all levels of the organization (Lussier, Achua, 2009, p. 4).

The topic of leadership has been gaining tremendous attention of academic world and media (ass, Riggio, 2006, p. 17). Many experts have written about leadership and the challenges related to it as the subject is highly valued and at the same time a complex phenomenon (Northouse, 2009, p. 1).

In today's world individuals need to develop skills and capabilities required in professional world through personal development. They need to assess their strengths, weaknesses, leadership competencies and goals in order to achieve leadership capabilities (Rothstein 2010).

Leaders need to possess a wide range…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Adams, J.D. (Ed.). (1986). Transforming leadership: From vision to results. Alexandria, VA: Miles River Press.

Allen, K.E. (1995). Making sense out of chaos: Leading and living in dynamic systems. Campus Activities Programming, 52-59.

Argyris, C. (1970). Intervention theory and method: A behavioral science view. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.

Armstrong, S., & Armstrong, S. (1996). The conductor as transformational leader. Music Educators Journal, 82(May), 22-25.
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Leadership Lessons Learned From Herb

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The transformation was so effective in the company that it eventually changed an entire industry as well (Lawless, 1998).

Another aspect of leadership lessons learned from Her Keller include his tolerance for individuality and non-conformity on the part of his employees, and how the culture of the company became known as a haven for those who wanted to work hard yet also have fun (Lubans, 2009). Not every leader can accomplish this unique feat of creating a culture tolerant and even promoting non-conformity over time, let alone become its main evangelist for this approach. Yet Mr. Kelleher realized that if management and the employees were going to trust one another, there would need to be an unpretentious, open culture that had a tolerance for failure and nonconformity (Lindebaum, Cartwright, 2010). Getting back to the point made earlier, a mindset that sees failure as feedback, not a dead-end, is critical for…… [Read More]

References

Bennis, W. (2009). Crises Reveal the Quality of Leadership. Leader to Leader, 2009(54), 27.

Why Herb Kelleher Gets So Much Respect from Labor. (1984, September). Business Week: Industrial/Technology,(2861), 112.

Robert Lawless. (1998). Introduction: Speech-Herb Kelleher. Competitiveness Review, 8(1), 1.

Lee, William G. (1995). Southwest Airlines' Herb Kelleher: Unorthodoxy at work. Management Review, 84(1), 9.
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Leadership a Leader Is Who

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Transformational leaders have the innate ability to motivate their team members by the vision of what they are trying to accomplish together (Hur, van den Berg, Wilderom, 591). Leaders at this level also show through personal effort why sacrificing for a goal is worth it (Pryor, Oyler, Humphreys, Toombs, 18). Contrasting my own leadership style, I have learned that being able to provide subordinates with an opportunity to take on a task their own way, master it, and find purpose in it is a major step in the right direction. The concepts of autonomy, mastery and purpose as the core of motivation is what I am working to achieve today as a leader. I am also on the journey to being a better leader on this dimension as well, working to show that sacrificing for a long-term goal is worth it.

Conclusion

Leadership is a skill set that must be…… [Read More]

References

Joaquin Camps, and Hannia Rodriguez. "Transformational leadership, learning, and employability. " Personnel Review 40.4 (2011): 423.

Hur, Y., P. van den Berg, and C. Wilderom. "Transformational leadership as a mediator between emotional intelligence and team outcomes. " Leadership Quarterly 22.4 (2011): 591.

Pryor, M., J. Oyler, J. Humphreys, and L. Toombs. "The people cried - a case of compassionate, transformational leadership. " Journal of Business Cases and Applications 4.(2011): 1-20.

Smith, M.. "Are you a transformational leader? " Nursing Management 42.9 (2011): 44.
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Leadership & Team Experience There Are Many

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Leadership & Team Experience

There are many opportunities for leadership over the course of one's life. Leadership does not simply occur on the battlefield, or in the arena of sports. Leadership happens in the home, in the classroom, in the workplace, and out in the world, in general. While I have yet to hold a job, as a college student and human being, I have still encountered situations where there were opportunities for leadership present. Most of the leadership experiences in my life, for me, have been located in the classroom, or as part of my overall educational experience.

I have one particular experience that comes to mind. I was placed in a group for a humanities course. We were a group of six members. I remember this experience fondly for several reasons. We produced work that we were all satisfied with and proud of. We divided the tasks evenly…… [Read More]

References:

Northouse, P.G. Leadership -- Theory & Practice, Sixth Edition. Sage Publications, Inc., Western Michigan University, 2013. Print.
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Leadership Analysis of Osim High Growth Technology

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Leadership Analysis of OSIM

High growth technology companies are fertile organizations for the conflicts of leadership styles. The incessant need for accelerating new product development and staying in step with customer needs on the one hand and the pressure to reduce costs often lead high tech firms to adopt transactional leadership mindsets (Eppard, 2004). This gets amplified in Asian cultures where time is a very limited resource and large-scale organizations including OSIM International have a myriad of conflicting priorities (Beugr, Acar, Braun, 2006). Defining a management style that is agile enough to respond to these many challenges while at the same time concentrating on attaining cost targets is essential for survival in highly competitive industries (Pieterse, van Knippenberg, Schippers, Stam, 2010). on Sim, CEO of OSIM, must balance these many requirements while engraining a high level of accountability and ownership throughout the global operations of OSIM International. Balancing transactional and…… [Read More]

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Leadership Born or Made Sneha

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One reason has to do with the intellectual hurdles that senior executives jump in obtaining their jobs. It takes at least an IQ of about 110 to 120 to get an advanced degree such as an MBA. There is thus a high selection pressure for IQ in order to enter the executive ranks." (p. 250)

The text goes on to argue that the result is that there is not a great deal of variation in the intellectual properties possessed by most leaders. In a sense, this is a further confirmation that certain qualities are inborn, insofar as most leaders can be expected to fall within a specific range of proven intellectual capacity. To go a step further to this point though, Goleman et al. indicate that the difference between the excellent, the average and the inadequate leader will be founded on the high variance of emotional intelligence capabilities. This suggests…… [Read More]

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Goleman, D.; McKee, a. & Boyatzis, R.E. (2002). Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. Harvard Business Press, 1st Edition.

Koestenbaum, P. (2002). Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, a Philosophy for Leaders, New and Revised. Jossey-Bass; 2nd Edition.

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Leadership Traits in the Face

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And certainly those men and women that have the ability to be trained, and have the character and judgment and willingness to be led before they are ready to lead, are certainly ready become military leaders. And just as a diamond must have three properties to become a diamond -- carbon, head, and pressure -- a leader must have three properties as well -- "character, knowledge, and application" (UC).

In conclusion, inspiring troops as they go into harm's way is the solemn, august responsibility of military leaders. The traits that a leader must have in order to lead and inspire, include: engendering trust; be willing to assume the same risks as those he is leading; be competent and cooperative and have sound judgment; and have the character and knowledge to know what to do and when to do it.

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Crandall, Doug. (2006). Leadership Lessons from est Point. Hoboken,…… [Read More]

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Harvey, Robert. (2008). Maverick Military Leaders: The Extraordinary Battles of Washington,

Nelson, Patton, Rommel and others. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

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Leadership -- Nursing Discover and or Create an

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Leadership -- nursing

Discover and/or create an image, poem, quote, or selection of music that symbolizes, or speaks to you of, what it means to be a caring nurse in the organizational context. Describe why you have selected this symbol. Link your personal understanding gained by reflecting on your authentic "piece" to course literature to reveal resonance, differences and new insights.

According to Bonnie Raingruber in "Meanings in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing" from the Jan-Mar 2004 edition of The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psycatric Nursing by familiarizing the nurse or patient reader and nurse and patient writer with new worlds of experience, poetry increases one's capacity to tolerate pain, understand oneself, and other people. Poetry is "dialogical: it seeks in the listener an ally whose empathy will take the form of sharing the survivor's anguish and struggle" (Kaminsky, 1998, p. 408). In light of this insight, poetry…… [Read More]

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Wendt, D.A., & Vale, D.J. (1999). "Managing quality and risk." In P.S. Yoder-Wise (Ed.), Leading and managing in nursing. Second Edition. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, pp. 173-189).
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Leadership Assessment and How to Function in IT1

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Leadership Assessment

After taking this assessment for leadership abilities a lot of people will speculate what will the position turn out to be. The rationale behind the assessment is to collect definite issues or questions that possibly will relate to the place of work. These specific questions included numerous teamwork and decision making features. The key goal is to figure out which mode of group leadership the individual is supposed to be. From the definite groups that were made when taken the assessment it turned out that my highest score was the authoritarian style. It was clear that some of the details for an authoritarian are making choices very quick, guiding, and a control freak. In general, being categorized as authoritarian did not surprise me at all.

My earlier role as a business advisor was one good example of this. The chief objective for the business was not only driving…… [Read More]

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Transformational Transactional Leadership Is One of the

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Transformational Transactional Leadership

Leadership is one of the four major functions performed by managers. There are various leadership styles which managers adopt in different situations, problems, and organizational issues depending upon the sensitivity of their working environment (Hoye II 2005). These leadership styles include transformational leadership, transactional leadership, charismatic leadership, authentic leadership, paternalistic leadership, autocratic leadership, etc. These leadership styles shape the way a leader manages, motivates, encourages, trains, and directs its followers (Hannah, Woolfolk, & Lord 2009). This paper compares and contrasts transactional, transformational, and authentic leadership styles or approaches with a major focus on explaining how leaders motivate their followers using each of these approaches and identifying the most effective approach among them. The discussion is based on human resource management and organizational behavior theories; specifically the leadership and motivational theories.

1. Transactional Leadership:

Transactional leadership, often called as managerial leadership approach presents the basic role of a…… [Read More]

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Branson Describe Branson's Leadership Style in Terms

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Branson

Describe Branson's leadership style in terms of the leadership models addressed in Chapters 10 and 11 and evaluate the likely effectiveness of that style in the U.S. today.

Sir Branson's leadership style is the combination of authentic and transformational. He believes in hiring staff that have the skills to perform effectively. he authentic leadership style leads the way to his skill to work with the understanding that people make mistakes and they can be corrected while the work continues. As a transformational leader he demonstrates the capability needed to foresee company development, inspire and empower staff. With these attributes it requires him to have balance as a leader in the day-to-day working environment while creating a productive work environment and focusing on company goals.

According to Chapter 1, "Leadership is the process of developing ideas and a vision, living by values that support those ideas and that vision, influencing…… [Read More]

This leader is known as a risk taker and someone who is always looking for new projects as attempts to elevate his business to new levels. With the input and help of a strong management staff, Virgin Group is comprised of retail, air travel, financial, music, books and telecommunications. Branson is at the helm of a multi-million dollar global business, so his leadership style has proven to be quite successful with his decision-making and people skills.

He developed his entrepreneur ability at an early age. As a person who by society's standards was not successful academically and suffered with dyslexia, he never let others define him. Instead what some saw as a weakness it was used to his advantage, while pursuing his dream of being a top business leader. Overall, his inexperience and personal treatment from others helped with creating a strong commitment to treating people with respect. "Virgin Group is an organization driven on casualness and data, one that is bottom heavy rather than one that is made difficult by upper-level management. (Richard Branson/Herb Kelleher-Leader Extraordinaire, 2012, Pg. 1).

For a number of years Branson has been leading global teams by recognizing how valuable staff is to the success of a business. The additional skill needed is to be aware of the societal and organizational culture and global laws that affect business. In Chapter 11, "Societal culture is shared motives, values, beliefs, identities, and interpretations or meanings of significant events that result from common experiences of member of collectives and are transmitted across generations (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2011,
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Nursing Leadership One of the

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As noted above, one of the most prominent leadership theories that has been applied to the nursing profession is transformational leadership. Properly applied and managed, transformation leadership can also be used to facilitate creativity in the workplace. For instance, according to Vesterinen, Isola and Paasivaara (2009, p. 504), transformational leadership can create changes and, by definition, is capable of transformed individuals and the organization in which they work. By providing the leadership needed to motivate employees to bigger and better aspirations, transformational leaders can therefore encourage the creative spark among their followers in ways that might not otherwise be possible (Vesterinen et al. 2009). Indeed, Vesterinen et al. (2009, p. 504) specifically state that, "A transformational leader motivates inspirationally, stimulates intellectually and considers employees individually." Taken together, these positive outcomes are valuable in any organizational setting, but they can be particularly important in health care settings.

Why understanding organisational culture…… [Read More]

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Ethical Leadership Course it Compares and Contrasts

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ethical leadership course; it compares and contrasts the pseudo transformational leaders from authentic transformational leaders. Authentic transformational has four constituent; influence idealized, inspirational motivation, individualized considerations and intellectual stimulation which are contrasted in the imitation in their pseudotransformational leadership dissembling derived from ethical values existing in their leaders' program, vision and articulation which can be rejected or embraced by the followers.

Manipulative, deceptive and more relevant behaviors which are devious are being attributed by critics to leaders who are transformational, pseudo transformational or authentic. According to Bailey (1988) and Martin and Sims (1956) they take their stand that in order to succeed the entire leaders must be manipulative. However it is the leaders of pseudo transformational who are manipulative and deceptive. Authentic transformational leaders sometimes are manipulative for what they criticize to be the common good, while manipulative is a practice of regular pseudo transformation leaders and infrequent practice of…… [Read More]

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Motivation & Leadership the Objective

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" (Ibid)

Transformation leadership is 'authentic' leadership which "builds genuine trust between leaders and followers." Furthermore transformational leadership "concentrates on terminal values such as integrity and fairness. They see the responsibility for their organization's development and impact on society." (Ibid)

Homig and MacGregor in the work entitled:" Transformational Leadership" state that the following ten 'tenets' are inclusive in the transformational leader's style of leading:

1. Leaders have high moral and ethical values.

2. Leaders express genuine interest in followers.

3. Leaders have an inspirational vision.

4. Genuine trust exists between leaders and led.

5. Followers share leader's values and vision.

6. Leaders and followers perform beyond self-interest.

7. Participatory decision-making is the rule.

8. Innovative thinking and action is expected.

9. Motivation is to do the right thing.

10. Leaders mentor. (nd)

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

While all of these theories were valid at some time or in relation to some…… [Read More]

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Exert Leadership Without Any Formal Position Discuss

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Exert Leadership Without Any Formal Position

Discuss TWO strategies enable a nurse interdisciplinary team exert leadership occupying a formal leadership position. 1. Form a clearer picture real situation - gathering data, ot listening opinion. 2. Start strong idea solve problem.

A leader is a person who directs others towards a goal. He or she is meant to influence fellow workers positively, and helps them work towards achieving a common purpose Kathleen Jennison and Stoltz, 2004.

Leadership is not a position but an attitude. A leader takes responsibility of problems that arise within the organization and does not blame others for the problems that arise. A good leader is able to communicate with the subordinates and should not feel that he or she is superior to them. This will enable him to be able to gather information on what the workers want to boost their morale of working.

An interdisciplinary team…… [Read More]

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Un Ethical Leadership and Identity The Main

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Un) Ethical Leadership and Identity:

The main topic of the article is to identify and comment on the major findings originating from the collective initiatives on the issue of leadership, ethics, and identity. In order to explore this special issue, the article highlights various aspects including definitional advancements, processes in ethical leadership, and the results and moderating factors of ethical leadership. As part of the author's initiatives to explore the topic in detail, he has started by a comprehensive definition of ethical and unethical leadership. Based on an analysis of the article and the author's writing style, he is writing to both academic and professional audience. The author communicates what has been learned and need for future considerations with regard to ethical and unethical leadership and identity.

Notably, Hunter (2012) has solicited various manuscripts focusing on leadership, ethics, and identity in order to develop his special issue (p. 79). As…… [Read More]

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Personal Strategic Leadership Plan Background of the

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Personal trategic Leadership Plan

Background of the ituation Requiring Change

In my current organization, there is a need to improve the communication efficiency of many employees. We have encountered problems because of poor communication, especially in written form. ome of our personnel perform their other job functions well but when it comes to written communication, they lack professionalism and precision. On several occasions, clients have expressed frustration because they were unable to understand the meaning of emails sent to them in the ordinary course of business.

For example, one client complained and asked to be re-assigned to different account managers because he believed that the export manager who had been handling his account was inexperienced. Meanwhile, she has more than a decade of experience doing her job and she is one of our new employee trainers. Our internal audit of her communications with clients revealed that the problem is strictly…… [Read More]

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Results of Three Leadership Questionnaires With Discussion

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Authentic Leadership Questionnaire measures leadership capacity across four different areas. These are self-awareness, internalized moral perspective, balanced processing, and relational transparency. The first of these is about a person's capacity to know their own strengths and weaknesses but also includes things like "emotional intelligence" in which you know how to understand others and how they react to your leadership style. Internalized moral-perspective is about ethical decision-making and ethical behavior, which seems slightly irrelevant in the context of business leadership. Balanced processing is a more difficult concept because it is about evaluating information during decision-making, and about wise decision-making skills. Finally relational transparency is about being clear about one's own goals and motivations, which again sounds like it may be irrelevant to the concept of business leadership. elational transparency may be useful for a public high school principal trying to deal with her unionized underlings, but it is hardly a characteristic…… [Read More]

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Leadership Models Man Like All

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By necessity, servant leadership lends itself best to project-specific or result-oriented enterprises and industries, because the primary tool of servant leaders is their own productivity and operational efficiency (Spears, 2002).

While extremely passive in practice, servant leadership may be more successful to maintain over the long-term, primarily because it leads through example and inspiration.

Many industrial psychologists associate servant leadership with higher degrees of genuine satisfaction among workers, because (where it is successful) it represents a Naturally evolved enterprise loyalty based on proven results. Naturally, therefore, servant leadership may work best where (1) the servant leader demonstrates, by his own success, operational techniques and procedures that are repeatable by others, and (2) personal achievement is connected to some tangible reward or benefit to the individual.

For the same reason, servant leadership is better suited to industries and enterprises characterized by low turnover and high long-term retention. Unlike transformational and charismatic…… [Read More]

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Leadership Development Programs Are Sparse

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Leadership Evaluating the Transformational System

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Use of Transformational Leadership Traits in Emergency Service Oversight

In the context of emergency service oversight, each of the four components of transformational leadership are critical in that each much be orchestrated with the other to ensure accurate, responsive and thorough support. The emergency service oversight areas of training and development, leadership and measuring results, all must resonate with these core values if employees and associates are to see value in their contributions. In emergency oversight, employees must see value in their contribution and take a very high level of task ownership in their jobs. They must be led to have an extremely high level of accountability and pride in performance. Only by combining the aspects of transformational leadership can the foundation be created to provide these employees with the opportunity to attain their own personal goals while delivering exceptional service to others. As the emergency service aspects of performance…… [Read More]

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Leadership Competencies the Accelerating Pace

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In traded industries where there is fierce competition, it is not possible to pay men more than equally productive women -- every little disadvantage can be fatal to a company's survival. This means that gender equality emerges faster in these industries, as U.S. evidence shows. On virtually every criticism of globalization, one can find good, rather than bad, things to say. So globalization does have a human face. The really interesting question is therefore what can people do through institutional design and policies -- both domestic and international -- to improve it.

d. The accelerating pace of globalization, communications, and technological innovation; the changing patterns of cross-border capital flows; the fluid state of corporate mergers and partnerships; all these have created -- and will continue to create for the foreseeable future -- fundamental shifts in the ways in which business is conducted. Where many old-fashioned -- and still widely current…… [Read More]

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Benefits of Early Leadership Training for Youth

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Leadership Training for Youth

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The authors explore the relationship between leadership development and adult learning theory, specifically behaviorism, cognitivism, constructivism, and social learning theory. Leadership is studied within learning theories framework.

Charbonneau, D., Barling, J, and Kelloway, E.K. (2001). Transformational leadership and sports performance: The mediating role of intrinsic motivation. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31(7), 1521-1534.

The authors sought to test a model of transformational leadership with regard to its indirect effect on sports performance through the mediating effects of the athlete's intrinsic motivation. University athletes rated the transformational leadership of their coaches and their own intrinsic motivation, while the coaches assesses the athletes' performance. Kelloway's mediator tests (1996, 1998) were used to model the relationships. Intrinsic motivation was found to be a mediator of transformational leadership and sports performance,…… [Read More]

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Personal Leadership Statement Leadership Is One of

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Personal Leadership Statement

Leadership is one of the most needed qualities and skills in today's world. Because of globalization, more and more diverse interests and cultures are coming into greater contact with one another. To reconcile these differences is the task of leadership (ondinelli & Heffron, 2009). Effective leadership can help society to realize the promises of such interactions while ineffective leadership is more likely to stoke such differences and amass power from the differences within society. This holds true for society as a whole as well as for different institutions within society such as religion, education, business and economy.

My personal leadership approach has been shaped by a variety of factors. My parental upbringing, socialization, inborn traits, formal education, interpersonal relationships, religion and exposure to the media have all contributed to shaping my perceptions of human beings, the relationships they share with one another, their interests and the potential…… [Read More]

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Richard Branson Describe Branson's Leadership Style Terms

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ichard Branson

Describe Branson's leadership style terms leadership models addressed Chpts. 10 & 11 evaluate effectiveness style U.S. today. 2. ecommend a leadership style (combination styles) make Branson effective leader

ichard Branson: Leadership style

ichard Branson is the charismatic CEO of the Virgin Group Ltd. Branson is internationally famous for his iconoclastic approach to leading his organization. Branson can be characterized as a transformational leader, intent upon using his somewhat unsystematic personality to inspire success amongst his followers. Branson's success came early in life and he continues to prove himself to be an adaptable leader who inspires devotion. "Sir ichard Branson had his first jolt of entrepreneurial success when he published a magazine at 16. Since then, he's become a respected leader of cutting-edge enterprises and an inspiring pioneer of humanitarian projects" as well as Virgin (Adonis 2010). It is important to note that although Branson could be characterized as…… [Read More]

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Personal Leadership Communication Platform

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Leadership solid understanding of the concepts and framework of leadership are essential for anyone in a position of leadership who hopes to develop as an effective and successful leader. In this paper, I will thoroughly investigate the concepts of leadership from a number of sources, including Terry Pearce's book, Leading Out Loud: The Authentic Speaker, the Credible Leader. Based on my understanding of these concepts, I will create a personal leadership communication platform for my position as an assistant principal.

Terry Pearce describes a framework for developing an effective platform for communication in leadership in Leading Out Loud: The Authentic Speaker, the Credible Leader. This platform includes five main components that Pearce feels are essential for success. These components are: 1) establishing competence, 2) building trust, 3) creating shared context, 4) declaring and describing a compelling future, and 5) committing.

First in the process of a framework for effective leadership…… [Read More]

References

Baldoni, John. It's the Real Thing: Authenticity. ON LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION. Darwin Magazine, February 2004. 2000-2004 CXO Media Inc. 05 March 2004. http://www.darwinmag.com/read/020104/authentic.html

Baldoni, John. Let Your People Know. ON LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION. Darwin Magazine, January 2004. 2000-2004 CXO Media Inc.

05 March 2004. http://www.darwinmag.com/read/010104/know.html

Henslee, Elaine B. Article One. Leaders communicate a compelling vision of success. A Philadelphia story: civic engagement and ambitious system-wide reform.
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Lead Ethics

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Leadership Ethics

Sorry Sorry, You did a great job. The rewrite is for another job.In many ways Scott Summers (better known as Cyclops) -- the fictional leader of the team of mutant superheroes The X-Men -- is an example of a quintessential leader. He was initially deputized as team leader as a teenager and led the team well into his 20's. During that time he dealt with a variety of rotating team members and super-villains that tested the limits of his strategic prowess as a leader, and presented a number of ethical challenges germane to leadership in general. A closer analysis of the career of Summers provides poignant illustrations about many of the six principle ethical challenges that leaders face.

Virtually all leaders have to contend with ethical issues related to information management, and Summers was no different in this respect. When the team was in Scotland battling the shape-changer…… [Read More]

References

Claremont, C. (2000). The Essential X-Men 2. New York, NY: Marvel Comics.

Ivey, G.W., & Kline, T.B. (2010). "Transformational and active transactional leadership in the Canadian military." Leadership & Organization Development Journal. 31 (3): 246-262.

Johnson, C. (2011). Organizational Ethics, A Practical Approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
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Personal Leadership Platform

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Personal Leadership Platform

Henry Fayol, Mary Parker among other scholars in the field of management have described leadership as the act of getting thing done through others, this definition is consistent with the definition given by Carter et al. (2008, 3-4) who described leadership as the process of attaining organizational goals, of which these organizational goals are attained effectively and efficiently through the performance of certain tasks that includes planning, organizing staffing, directing and controlling. From a functional perspective leadership can be defined as the process of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling organizational resources and activities so that goals can be accomplished effectively and efficiently.

This research paper is based on leadership development from a personal perspective i.e. It aims at enlisting my strengths and weaknesses as a leader and the corrective measures I plan to undertake in order to become the future leader that I would admire.- Besides…… [Read More]

Work cited

Avolio, B.J., Gardner, W.L., Walumbwa, F.O., Luthans, F., & May, D. (2004).

Unlocking the mask: A look at the process by which authentic leader's impact follower attitudes and behaviors. The Leadership Quarterly, 15, 801-823.

Carter Louis L., Marshall Goldsmith, and David Ulrich (2008) Best Practices in Leadership Development and Organization Change, Best Practice Institute.

Cromwell S. And Kolb J. (2004), "An examination of work-environment support factors affecting transfer of supervisory skills training to the work place," Human Resource Development Quarterly
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Entrepreneurial Leadership of the Many Theories and

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Entrepreneurial Leadership

Of the many theories and frameworks of entrepreneurial leadership, those from Jim Kouzes and Peter Drucker have over time proven most applicable to a broad range of situations and leadership challenges. Noted entrepreneurs including Steve Case, co-founder and CEO of America Online has often said that the key to succeeding as an entrepreneur is combining the best possible people, being passionate about a vision, and having a strong sense of perseverance (Gendron, 2004). Clearly, Dr. Kouzes and Peter Drucker have influenced Steve Cases' mindset about what it takes to succeed when launching a new business. The common elements of Steve Case, Jim Kouzes and Peter Drucker are analyzed in this paper, as is a discussion of the leadership style aspired to. An assessment of how best to use the Small Business Administration and SCOE services is also discussed in this analysis. Finally, my personal principles of leadership are…… [Read More]

References

Darling, J., & Leffel, A. (2010). Developing the Leadership Team in an Entrepreneurial Venture: A Case Focusing on the Importance of Styles. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 23(3), 355-371,481.

Drucker, Peter F. (1985). Entrepreneurial Strategies. California Management Review (pre-1986), 27(000002), 9.

George Gendron. (2004). Practitioners' Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Education: An Interview With Steve Case, Matt Goldman, Tom Golisano, Geraldine Laybourne, Jeff Taylor, and Alan Webber. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 3(3), 302-314.

James M. Kouzes. (1999). Getting to the heart of leadership. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 22(5), 64.
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The Notion of Transformational Leadership

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hile the case study approach would have allowed
Gubman to interview employees on their degree of loyalty, one is left to
wonder whether a few selective interviews, which would be in line with the
case study format, would allow Gubman to make any generalizations about a
company with thousands of employees, like Motorola.
Stephen Denning (2005) also attempts to measure the effects of
transformational leadership through a case study approach of IBM's e-
business strategy in the 1990s. Denning demonstrates how the idea of
Internet business actually originated from a low-level IBM engineer, who
was able to get access to and convince corporate leadership, including CEO
Lou Gerstner. Company management eventually supported the idea and launched
what became a multi-billion-dollar business unit.
Denning (2005) is able to demonstrate various components of
transformational leadership in his research. For example, he demonstrates a
vision that originated from employees and was eventually disseminated…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Bass, B.M. and Steidlmeier, P. (1998). Ethics, character and authentic
transformational
leadership. Retrieved Oct. 20, 2007 from
http://cls.binghamton.edu/BassSteid.html.

Bass' transformational leadership theory (No date). Changing Minds.
Retrieved Oct. 19,
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Facilitative Leadership Providing Leadership Without

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Trust is maintained when a facilitative leader can manage each of the seven areas of the facilitative leadership model effectively, with a balanced approach to each. As many leaders who have transformational skill sets excel in the areas of sharing a compelling vision, seeking to maximize involvement and coaching to performance, there is also the need for designing pathways to action based on input from all subordinates in an organization in addition to facilitating agreement. In a community of groups, a manager must also concentrate on consistency across the seven areas of the facilitative model. The apparent incongruity of one group to another in a community needs to be minimized with involvement, and facilitated agreement strategies that force leaders to have a completely different mindset relative to decision-making. The initial momentum of a project based on sharing an inspiring vision needs to be balanced with an equally strong focus on…… [Read More]

References

Amy H. Amy. (2008). Leaders as facilitators of individual and organizational learning. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 29(3), 212-234.

Amy, Amy Hawkins (2005). Leaders as facilitators of organizational learning. Ph.D. dissertation, Regent University, United States -- Virginia.

Jan Barnsley, Louise Lemieux-Charles, & Martha M. McKinney. (1998). Integrating learning into integrated delivery systems. Health Care Management Review, 23(1), 18-28.

Ingrid Bens. (2007, July). The ten essential processes of facilitative leaders. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 26(5), 38.
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Business Management - Leadership Comparing

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Within this leadership framework, leaders motivate employees by directly promoting and modeling the desired personal commitment to the organization in a manner that often transcends the boundaries of the vocational environment. Instead of viewing their employment as merely an occupation or a quid pro quo arrangement, employees within a transformational organizational culture incorporate elements of their employing organization into their personal psychological orientation. In that regard, the mission, goals, and values of the organization become part of the employee's persona in a manner that often generates much higher levels of personal commitment than purely transactional leadership schemes.

Typically, transformational leadership relies on social rituals that encourage the melding of personal identity and organizational values and objectives. For this reason, transformational leadership style is most suitable for sales staff, because the clarity of organizational goals of increasing revenue are directly related to the specific efforts of employees (ass, 1997; ass &…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bass, B. (1990). "From Transactional to Transformational Leadership: Learning to Share the Vision" Organizational Dynamics, (Winter, 1990).

Bass, B. (1997). "Does the Transactional/Transformational Leadership Transcend Organizational and Motivational Boundaries" American Psychologist, 52.

Bass, B. And Steidlmeier, P. (1999). "Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformational Leadership Behavior." Leadership Quarterly, 10.
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Transformative Leadership Transformational Leadership Transformational Leadership Self-Assessment

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Transformative Leadership

Transformational leadership

Transformational leadership: Self-assessment

I have never been assigned the task of leading a large organization. However, when I have been given the task of exercising leadership within a specific context, I have tried to lead with a vision. Even when I have simply directed volunteers at mundane tasks, such as during a food drive, I have tried to stress the larger importance of why we are doing what we are doing, rather than simply focus upon minutia. I have also tried to take an interest in subordinates on a personal level. Although I have not had the ability to specifically select subordinates for development and training as leaders themselves, because of the limits of my own position, I try to delegate tasks in an individualized fashion. I like to see workers perform to the best of their abilities and praise them when tasks are completed successfully,…… [Read More]

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Perception of Leadership Styles and Trust Across Cultures and Gender

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56th President of the United States which has represents an unprecedented race in the American Democratic Party between Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. he relationship of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's leadership styles from the perspective of four distinct variables: gender, culture, trust and likelihood of voting. he author believes that the perception of fairness is the single most essential leadership trait which leaders should acquire in order to garner trust and commitment among voters. Consequently, the author also believes that this also applies to leadership in the business world.

he article conducts a literature review that focuses on different aspects of leadership. here is some controversy in the study of leadership as the author alludes to. here are several research studies that show that there is empirical evidence to suggest that leaders play a critical part in an organization working toward organizational goals. However, some of works have…… [Read More]

The article continues to illustrate various components of leadership and how they are presented in the literature with Obama's and Clinton's leadership styles and campaign messages as the focal point. For example, the article mentions that Barack Obama's winning Democratic Party Nominee Elections campaign, his change message in particular, was far superior in 2008 from an ethical standpoint. This seems to be a fairly loaded assumption that is difficult to test empirically.

He contrasts Clinton's campaign as a more top down approach based on her political life that allowed her to mingle constantly with the political elite. By contrast, Obama's career formed from a more bottom up approach in he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. It is noted that transformational leadership can be facilitated by the level of trust in the leader. Therefore, based on these criteria, it is assumed that Obama's level of trust based on his bottom up career development would be higher and more legitimate among the populace. Although this seems like a reasonable statement, it is still highly speculative without any empirical analysis being conducted on the two candidates.

The actual experiment works to test some of the hypotheses that were generated in the literature review. The independent and dependent variables were measured with a survey that used the Likert Scale to measure responses. The study concludes that the leadership styles of Obama and Clinton are striking different. Barack Obama was perceived as a transformational leader while Clinton was perceived more as a transactional leader. Although I intuitively agree with the study's findings, the evidence that is presented is subject to some skepticism. There are a plethora of limitations that the study had to overcome to be able to test the hypothesis. One obvious one was the sample size. Another limitation that the author alludes to is the cultural variables of the sample which oversimplifies culture into either East or West categories as opposed to more specific geographies. Although I found the article interesting, I'm not sure that it adds significant value to the study of leadership.
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Manager's Likeability on Leadership Success

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The most successful training programs are concentrating on the cognitive side of emotions, specifically evaluating how leaders can provide individualized attention and support to help subordinates prioritize tasks, focus their efforts, organize their time and resources and attain a higher level of performance. The transition of managers into leaders is also determined by the level of trust the latter is able to create and sustain through greater authenticity and genuineness of interaction with subordinates. No longer directing activities in the short-term, a leader with a sufficiently high level of EI interprets acts on and promotes the vision the organization is attempting to accomplish by taking a much focused path to their fulfillment. This can only happen when a leader has a strong focus on the needs of the team while also underscoring the urgency to focus on and achieve goals. Transactionally-oriented leaders struggle with this trade-off of task orientation to…… [Read More]

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Avolio, B.J., & Yammarino, F.J. (2002). Introduction to, and Overview of, Transformational and Charismatic Leadership. In B.J. Avolio & F.J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. xvii -- xxiii. Boston: JAI Press.

Bar-on, R. (1997). The Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQ-I): Technical manual. Toronto: Multi-Health Systems.

Bass, B.M. (1985). Leadership and Performance Beyond Expectations. New York: The Free Press.
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Rhythmic Activities Facilitate Shared Leadership and Team

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Rhythmic Activities

Facilitate Shared Leadership and Team Flow?

Management literature is rife with advice on how to engage teams of workers in their tasks, how to get teams to cooperate, and how to build cultural identity as a company. Historically, humans have used group rhythmic tasks to solidify affiliation in religious, cultural, and military settings (iltermuth & Heath, 2009). Traditional team-building approaches have focused largely on the content or style rather than the form of team-building exercises (Midura & Glover, 2005), but new research in the shared leadership model of team dynamics suggests that formal elements that promote cognitive fluency - or "flow" - between team members produce more innovative results and heighten trust within a team (Makowski & Breman, 2008). Research on fluency shows that it is a key element in building rapport and effective shared leadership (Hooker & Czikszentmihalyi, 2003; iltermuth & Heath, 2009). This research probes the…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Alter, A., & Oppenheimer, D.L. (2009). Uniting the tribes of fluency to form a metacognitive nation. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 13; 216-225.

Hooker, C. & Czikszentmihalyi, M. (2003) Flow, Creativity, and Shared Leadership. In Pearce, C.L. (Ed.), Shared Leadership: reframing the how's and why's of leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kirschner, S. & Tomasello, M. (2008). Joint drumming: Social context facilitates synchronization in preschool children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 102(3), 299-314.

Makowski, M. & Breman, P. (2008) Team Flow - The magic of collaboration. In Grant, K. (Ed.) Fourth European conference on management, leadership, and governance. November 27-28, 2008, Reading, UK.
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Elizabeth I Leadership Skills

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Stephen obin's Leadership Models: Assessment of Film Queen Elizabeth I

What is the leadership-effectiveness model?

Movie scenes

Leadership Characteristics

Leadership behaviors and Styles

Group member characteristics

Internal and External environment

After watching the 1998 movie "Elizabeth," this paper was written which to shortly examine the make of her according to obin's leadership model. An extremely astute, intelligent and most extraordinary irregularity of her time question of whether Elizabeth should be considered the great model of leadership most would, Elizabeth rose to power and prospered in bonding her people. This monarch did this without husband or successor, was an extraordinary writer who was able to utilize her words in order to gain power and had an age named after her. She was the virtuous and carried herself as ethical symbol to which many would more than likely assign the title "great leader." It was clear from the viewpoint of the movie…… [Read More]

References

Clemens, J. & W.M., 2000. Movies to manage by: Lessons in leadership from great films. New York: McGraw-Hill Education.

Elizabeth I. 1998. [Film] Directed by Shekhar Kapur. United Kingdom: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment.

English, F. & S.B., 1997. Using Film to Teach Leadership in Educational Administration.. Educational Administration Quarterly, 33(1), pp. 107-125.

Herrington, J.O.R. & R.T.C., 2009. Patterns of engagement in authentic online. Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 19(1), pp. 59-71.
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Special Education Director Leadership Styles

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More importantly, our appreciative and participatory stance with our co-researchers has allowed us to witness and learn about the cutting edge of leadership work in such a way that is and feels qualitatively different from other research traditions we have used in the past, because it is built on valuing. Even though it is challenging at times (Ospina et al. 2002), our inquiry space is enhanced by our collaboration with the social change leaders. (Schall, Ospina, Godsoe and Dodge, nd)

Qualitative Research Methods

Qualitative research methods are those of:

(1) Phenomenology -- this is a form of qualitative research in which the researcher focuses on gaining understanding of how an individual or individuals experience a phenomenon.

(2) Ethnography -- qualitative research that focuses on the culture of a group and describing that culture.

(3) Case Study Research -- form of qualitative research that provides a detailed account of a case…… [Read More]

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Educational Theory Meaning of Authentic

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Instead, it is rigid and reinforced with bureaucracy and red tape, thus making it a poor system for education and children.

Educating the whole child." Educating the whole child is an idea that took root in the early 20th century and is making a comeback in education. The educational model is conducted throughout the child's education - from kindergarten through high school, and recognizes the child is a complete being, with spirit, mind, and body, and each item must be addressed in the educational model. The model attempts to educate the "whole" child - heart, head, and hands, by offering education in a variety of areas, from academics to art and practical, hands-on activities. The children are encouraged to play as well as study, to help develop fully rounded personalities and ideas. Teachers also use storytelling, fairy tales, and other folk art as models for teaching and involving the children…… [Read More]

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Professional Platform for Ethics and Leadership

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agrees that ethics is an important part of effective leadership in the field of health care but there is no universally accepted understanding of what constitutes ethical leadership (Milton, 20004). The concept of ethical leadership has been addressed in the literature of a wide variety of fields associated with the health care profession but none have been able to clearly define its terms. The purpose of this paper will be to examine what ethical leadership means to me and how my personal viewpoints and attitudes have been affected by my background and experience.

Primary Influences

Having been raised in an Irish family my Irish heritage is an important aspect in the formation of my ethical viewpoint. Although I have lived in the United States for nearly forty years, I cannot escape the lessons and values that I learned growing up in the Irish countryside. My family lived in an Irish…… [Read More]

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The Internal Journey of Leadership

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Inward Journey of Leadership

For a majority of individuals, becoming a successful leader constitutes a lifelong endeavor, requiring tremendous amounts of commitment and work. There are few who reach their complete potential as leaders, though this isn't on account of their lack of technical skills. Growing into a first-rate leader entails a lot more than management proficiency or improved strategic thinking. The process deals, most fundamentally, with personal transformation. Every great leader is on an ongoing internal journey of self-growth and self-discovery, with the intent to transform their organization as well as themselves (Souba, 2006).

Famous German poet, ainer ilke, once remarked that only one true journey exists in life, which is, to go inside oneself. However, an increasing proportion of individuals focus on the external; they are only concerned with standing out and looking good. However, concurrently, they face an internal restlessness, an intensifying feeling that they are missing…… [Read More]

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Bennis W. (1994). On becoming a leader. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.

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Evaluation of Leadership Approach to Improve HR Department

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Leadership Styles to improve H Department

The goal of any business organization is not only to survive, however, to excel in a marketplace and enhance competitive market advantages. Excelling in a highly competitive market environment requires organizations to improve their performances continually through effective talents management to develop an innovative product. The leadership styles adopted within an organization can affect the organizational performances. An effective leader is able to create an atmosphere of trust and engagement that will enhance staff performance. Despite the benefits that organizations can derive from the application of leadership style, a new human resources director who intends to achieve the best from her subordinates ought to implement an effective leadership style to deliver superior performances from employees.

Having being appointed to the post of H (human resources) Director, Janet ought to adopt the best leadership style to improve performances of the entire staff. However, choosing the…… [Read More]

Reference

Bass, B.M. (1995). Theory of transformational leadership redux, The Leadership Quarterly. 6 (4): 463-478.

Bass, B. M., and Steidlmeier, P. (1998). Ethics, Character, and Authentic Transformational Leadership, pp. 1-25.

Extract from the Case Study (2015). Case Study.

Spahr, P. (2016). What is Charismatic Leadership? Leading Through Personal Conviction. St. Thomas University.
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Policy Analysis Authentic Assessment

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Policies and Emergency Management

ABSTACT/INTODUCTION: As a representative democracy, the United States tries to include as many people and interests into its decision-making processes as possible. Seldom has this practice been more challenged than since the country's intensive focus on emergency planning and preparations because of the rash of high-profile incidents that have brought about death, destruction, fear and critical assessments of our national capabilities, including the 9/11 terror attacks (Perry and Lindell, 2003). For the most part, the main sources of action in this regard have come from the federal government, which has been adopting various mandates and incentives to invite more effective systems of readiness. But state and local agencies and private and public organizations have also found their places in these steadily improving processes even though they continue to struggle with the many complexities they face of being ready for all types of conditions. Large and small…… [Read More]

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ERCMExpress (2006). Creating Emergency Management Plans. U.S. Department of Education. Vol. 2, No. 8. Viewable at  http://rems.ed.gov/docs/CreatingPlans.pdf .

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Theoretical Models and Path Diagramming

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Path Diagrams of Research Models

Business

This current research developed and tested a model of work engagement contagion in which the organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and competitive behaviors of coworkers influence employees' engagement with their jobs. In a sample of 1,422 departments of an insurance firm, multilevel analysis revealed that coworkers' OCBs and competitive behaviors explain variance in individual work engagement over and above that explained by other individual and group-level predictors. Broadly speaking, these results suggest that coworkers' OCBs and competitive behaviors play critical roles in explaining why people are more engaged with their work. Implications are discussed.

Hypothesis 1: Coworkers' OCB is positively related to work engagement.

Hypothesis 2: Coworkers' competitive behaviors mediate the positive relationship between coworkers' OCBs and focal employee work engagement.

OCB (+1) WORK ENGAGEMENT

OCB (+2) COMPETITVE BEHAVIORS WORK ENGAGEMENT

The OCB's are the independent variables. The employees' competitive behaviors are the mediators. The…… [Read More]

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Lifeline Management Principles and Theories Stark 2004

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Lifeline Management

Principles and Theories

Stark (2004) discussed the transformational elements present in the state of leadership in his article. This article attempted to strike a balance by understanding leadership as more of a state of mind than a state of action. Five major conclusions were highlighted in this reading. The first suggests that strong and positive organizations are direct reflections of the collective state of the workers of that organization. The next suggests that leadership is not related to power and is a state of being. The third conclusion the author discussed that the fundamental state of leadership is results driven. The fourth conclusion mandated that leaders need to experience deep and serious change to enter a state of fundamental leadership. The fifth conclusion suggested that change is contingent upon the leadership's ability to accept and engage in change.

Lawler & n Golden's (2003) article embraced the idea of…… [Read More]

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Steve Wynn and Las Vegas Successful Partnership

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Steve ynn

The talent, energy, and leadership style that has led to the phenomenal success hotel / resort developer Steve ynn has enjoyed is the subject of this paper. ynn was born in New Haven, Connecticut on January 27, 1942. He received a degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and after his father's death in 1963 he took over his family's bingo business in Maryland. Four years later he moved to Las Vegas, and began a legacy of building resorts with more flair and more success than anyone previously had shown.

ynn's Style of Leadership

hile mentioning just a few of his Las Vegas developments and acquisitions -- the Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, the ynn and Encore -- it can be said with succinctness that he is worth an estimated $3.2 billion and has built numerous hotels, resorts, and casinos all around the world. He…… [Read More]

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Retrieved June 13, 2014, from http://psychology.about.com.

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How Do Nurses Lead Today

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Clinical Nurse Leadership

Nursing Leadership

Interview summary, literature review, and professional plan

Nurses are increasingly being called upon to fulfill clinical leadership roles as well as in their traditional spheres of practice. This is a very important moment in nursing history. Nursing roles are changing. It has been a long struggle for nurses to be accorded the dignity and respect equal to those of doctors in healthcare. Now nurses are assuming many of the duties once relegated to physicians. Nurses must find ways to balance their roles as patient advocates with their roles managing members of their own profession and also with the work of other healthcare professionals.

In the spirit of integrating practice with academic learning, this paper will describe an interview conducted with a nurse leader 'in the field' who describes her roles, responsibilities, and challenges. It will then contextualize the interview within the framework of existing research.…… [Read More]

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Ingvar Kamprad Wealthy Man Frugal Man Entrepreneur

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Ingvar Kamprad: Wealthy Man, Frugal Man, Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

The case concerns Ingvar Kamprad, former CEO of IKEA. To comply with Dutch age retirement laws for chief executives, he retired from the position in 1999, but remains actively involved in running the company. His three sons also work at the company. As Ingvar grew up, he developed an entrepreneurial spirit by selling various items at his local neighborhood. He started IKEA with a cash gift he received from his father when he was seventeen years old. From its humble beginnings, the company grew to be an international power. To ensure its success, Kamprad has ensured a paternalistic employment paradigm combined with a social safety net as well as a drive for profits and market share. To promote the culture of hard work as a requirement of success, IKEA functions on the basis of frugality, which is manifest in actions such as…… [Read More]

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Sustainability Science

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Sustainability Science

Phase 4 Discussion Board

The article that I will be reviewing is "Key competencies in sustainability: a reference framework for academic program development." This article was published in the journal Sustainability Science and directly covers the development of the academic discipline. The authors note that as the discipline matures into a full-fledged academic discipline, there is a need to understand the nature of sustainability science and what the key competencies are going to be to understand the discipline. The authors have studied a number of journal articles on the subject to make a determination about what competencies are required: systems thinking, anticipatory, strategic, interpersonal and normative.

The authors have a good understanding of what sustainability science is. They point out rightfully that systems thinking is critical, because sustainability science is about the systems that support human life. Strategic competencies is required because interventions are required to save us…… [Read More]

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Wiek, A., Withycombe, L. & Redman, C. (2011). Key competencies in sustainability: a reference framework for academic program development. Sustainability Science. Vol. 6 (2011) 203-208.
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Meg Whitman CEO Ebay Meg

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These are best portrayed as the desires for "attracting more customers; expanding the goods traded on the site; spreading eBay to more global markets; making the user experience more fun, exciting and easier; and acquiring Internet companies to become a full-service retailer" (Change Competence Business Case). On the other hand, the chief executive officer was able to make the people believe in these goals, and work hard to support the company in reaching them. Even as early as the recruiting and selection processes, Whitman argues that they look for energetic people who are easily integrated and motivated by the company's mission. Ultimately, all employees see Whitman as a model worth following, as, through the force of example, she "makes you want to do the right thing" (Change Competence Business Case).

The superior managerial skills of Meg Whitman have proven their worth in numerous corporate endeavors, but even more so in…… [Read More]

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Change Competence Business Case -- Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay
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Bad Boss My Boss Ten

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Projecting higher expectations: A "bad boss" has not developed positive dynamics with all his/her subordinates.

Four key principles, on the other hand, identify practices a "good boss" implements:

Be clear up front

Get to know the individuals

Beware of labeling

Monitor ongoing evaluations

In the article, "How to spot the boss from hell Classic signs of a Mr. Nasty," Oliver Finegold's (2005) notes that a current study "details the 10 signs of a bad boss - from having complete disregard for employees' need for a life away from work to delegating the toughest tasks." (Finegold, 2005) also relates characteristics of a good boss, which include expressing reasonable expectations from teams, along with being positive Findings from a survey of 1000 workers by the Good Boss Company consultancy group note that approximately one in four employees identified their boss to be "bad" or " dreadful." More than two thirds of the…… [Read More]

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Barsoux, Jean-Louis. "How bosses reveal their attitudes towards employees: can you tell if your boss really has faith in your ability to solve problems and manage your operation? If you think you can, chances are that the people reporting to you can also read your behaviour. Your low expectations may have more impact on them than you think." European Business Forum, January 1, 2005.

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Messages of the Book the

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Assessing Temptation #3: Choosing Certainty over Clarity

Choosing certainty can paralyze a company and slow its progress to a grinding halt. The tendency to be very thorough and analytical to alleviate risk can actually backfire and lead to even worse results. The book makes the point through examples of how certainty being pursued never actually leads to closure; there is always the one last element of information to be gained before a decision is made. In the name of certainty a CEO can procrastinate and kill the momentum their company has towards it goals (Clapp-Smith, Vogelgesang, Avey, 2009). Certainty begets analysis paralysis, which can in turn lead to companies having to pass on opportunities that go by them very quickly.

This temptation of certainty over clarity also robs a business of being agile and able to react extremely quickly to market demands. CEOs, fearing that they will be seen as…… [Read More]

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Bernoff, J., & Li, C.. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.

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Clapp-Smith, R., Vogelgesang, G., & Avey, J. (2009). Authentic Leadership and Positive Psychological Capital: The Mediating Role of Trust at the Group Level of Analysis. Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 15(3), 227.

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