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Leadership Theory in a Changing and Globalizing Marketplace
Modern business practice is permeated by the complexities of a changing world. The impact of globalization on the cultural makeup of companies, the effects of the global recession on the conventions of daily business and the evolutionary shifts brought on by emergent technology all call for an orientation toward simultaneous stability and adaptability. Only under the stewardship of a qualified, communicative, flexible and respected leader can an organization hope to establish these capabilities. However, exactly what constitutes such a leader is subject to a great deal of variation, elaboration and even some disagreement. ith the interest of ultimately designing a personal plan for leadership development in my own career, there is a need to evaluate existing literature on the subject of modern business leadership with a focus on the theoretical constructs promoting best practices. These best practices will be evaluated relative the challenges….
Astin, A. & Astin, H. (2001). Principles of Transformative Leadership. AAHE Bulletin.
Bass, B.M. & Bass, R.R. (2008). The Bass Handbook of Leadership. Simon and Schuster.
Bolden, R. & Gosling, J. (2006). Leadership Competencies: Time To Change the Tune? Leadership, 2(2), 147-163.
Carroll, B.; Levy, L. & Richmond, D. (2008). Leadership as Practice: Challenging the Competency Paradigm. Leadership, 4(4), 363-379.
Organizational transformation, once seldom required, is now required frequently in many organizations. This places increased emphasis on the importance of leaders with transformational skills. The other way in which globalization has impacted leadership is the increased need for "soft" skills. The human element of leadership was virtually irrelevant during the early 20th century, as labor was viewed as little more than a commodity. However -- and in particular in knowledge-based industries -- globalization has increased the relevance of human-centered leadership. orkforces have become multicultural, as have circles of influence. A manager today may need to not only cultivate power and influence with local politicians but with politicians on the other side of the world as well. The likelihood of culture clash increases with globalization, so leaders must become more flexible and adopt increasingly flexible attitudes.
Gender is another dimension where leadership study and practice has been influenced. The incorporation of….
Burke, W. & Litwin, G. (1992). A causal model of organizational performance and change. Journal of Management. Vol. 18 (3) 523-545.
Changing Minds.org (2010). Leadership theories. ChangingMinds.org. Retrieved August 9, 2010 from http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/theories/leadership_theories.htm
Nadler, D. & Tushman, M. (1990). Beyond the charismatic leader: Leadership and organizational change. California Management Review. Winter 1990.
Yukl, G. (1999). An evaluation of conceptual weaknesses in transformational and charismatic leadership theories. The Leadership Quarterly. Vol. 10 (2) 285-305.
Ethical leadership also entails role modeling through noticeable actions. Trustworthiness is seen as a result of ethical behavior rather than an attribute of ethical leaders themselves. Authentic leaders maintain that people have to act in concert with their deep personal and moral values and beliefs, but instead of centering on intrapersonal courses like self-awareness and self-regulation, the chase of ethical values on a normal basis is professed as morally authentic by followers (Tanner, Brugger, van Schie, & Lebherz, 2010).
Trust is made up of the acceptance of risk and susceptibility deriving from the action of others and anticipation that the other will not take advantage of this vulnerability. Trust can be usefully divided into competence trust and goodwill trust. Competence trust refers to trusting that the other person or organization has the ability to control risk by meeting their promises, whereas goodwill has an emotional recognition of the moral commitment….
Bauer, T. (n.d.). Organizational Behavior. Retrieved from http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/pub/1.0/organizational-behavior/45504#web-45504
Caldwell, C., & Hansen, M.H. (2010). Trustworthiness, governance, and wealth creation.
Journal of Business Ethics, 97(2), 173-173-188. doi:10.1007/s10551-010-0503-4
Caldwell, C., Hayes, L.A., & Long, D.T. (2010). Leadership, trustworthiness, and ethical stewardship. Journal of Business Ethics, 96(4), 497-497-512. doi:10.1007/s10551-010-
Leadership Theory in Action
Theory in Action: Transformational Leadership
Among the main principles of transformational leadership is that people who are true leaders work with their followers instead of simply ordering others around and expecting them to do what they are told (Bass & iggio, 2006). Followers work better when they can see a point to the work they are doing, and when they feel as though they are working for the common good of the company. This is what keeps them interested at companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and other tech giants. Because these companies are so focused on a flexible and unique approach to the work they do, they are much more likely to have transformational leaders as opposed to leaders who are transactional.
These companies are more open to working with people in interesting and different ways, which helps them see more success. Additionally, it helps the individual workers….
Leadership Theory Application
Situational leadership: A case study
One of the principles of situational leadership is that there is no 'ideal' approach to management; rather good management is dependent upon particular situational variables. A good example of this is the case of employment at Google: Google is a company which is famous for its extremely flexible workplace environment for engineers. Engineers are considered the lifeblood of Google. Google even allows engineers to pursue their own projects on company time and allows workers great latitude in directing their daily routines. At Google, it is assumed that engineers 'want' to work: rather than creating a system of carrots and sticks to motivate them in a transactional format, instead the company seeks to hire employees who are extremely gifted and self-motivated.
Although this approach works for Google, situational leadership theory suggests that it would not necessarily work for all companies and all positions equally well.….
Edwards, J. (2013). Google employees confess the worst things about working at Google.
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Mediratta, B. (2007) The Google way: Give engineers room. The New York Times.
Northouse (2013) recognizes that leadership is a broad concept that is difficult to define, and that definitions of leadership vary from situation to situation and culture to culture. There are different ways of conceptualizing leadership, such as the relationship between people in power and their followers; the transformational processes that occur within groups and organizations; and the skills that leaders possess to effect positive change. For the purposes of the text Leadership: Theory and Practice, Northouse (2013) defines leadership as "a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal," (p. 5). A broad definition like this one is effective for highlighting the various aspects of leadership.
The author evaluates the different types of power inherent in leadership roles. For example, referent power is derived from being able to relate to the leader, whereas legitimate power is derived from a title or position. Expert power comes,….
There are various modes of leadership that are applied and can work well within organizations depending on the kind of assignments to be handled as well as the employees and even the management that is in place. These are the major factors that dictate the kind of leadership that can b used from time to time. One of the most fundamental leadership styles that have been proven over time is the situational leadership style. This is a leadership style that calls for application and exemplification of good leadership qualities and capabilities depending on the situation that arises within the organization at a particular time. The situational leadership has been widely preferred by leaders and managers alike since it has a double benefit effect on the employees of any given organization. It leads to the appropriate leadership applied where and when needed, as well as enabling the development of….
Northouse, P.G. (2013).Leadership theory and practice, (6ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN 978-1-4522-0340-9
Safety Xchange, (2013). Training and Leadership: Part I-Scenario 2. http://www.safetyxchange.org/training-and-leadership/an-approach-in-three-scenarios-part-4-of-4
Sociology -- Human Services
Leadership Theory and Process
A good leadership theory that can be applied to the problem of domestic violence is that of transformational leadership. This is a kind of leadership approach that leads to constructive changes in those who utilize it. Transformational leaders are usually lively, passionate and fervent. Not only are these leaders worried about and caught up in the process; they are also centered on assisting every person in the group to succeed (Cherry, 2011).
There are four dissimilar workings of transformational leadership:
Intellectual motivation -- transformational leaders not only confront the status quo; they also persuade ingenuity among those involved. The leader persuades those involved to discover new manners of doing things and new occasions to learn.
Individualized deliberation -- transformational leadership also entails providing support and encouragement to the people involved. In order to promote compassionate associations, transformational leaders keep the lines of communication open so that those….
Cherry, K. (2011). Transformational Leadership. Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/od/leadership/a/transformational.htm
Haeseler, L.A. (2007). Contributions of meaning by service professionals to the phenomenon of the experience of coping for women in the spectrum of domestic violence abuse: A
leadership perspective. Duquesne University. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses,
Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/304863919?accountid=28180
Leadership Theory Analysis
Leadership is a word that represents a fairly vague and misunderstood concept. Leadership can refer to specific people, the actions or behaviors of a specific person or group of people, or any other conceivable combination. It's difficult for anyone to grasp a specific definition with an appropriate context because it can be applied in a plethora of scenarios. For example, a leader can still be a leader even though they are not currently in the state of leading. Or if that person is actively trying to lead a group and they are not performing well it could also be said that the person is void of leadership skills; thus the dilemma would be if that person was really a leader. However, the word is prevalent in the business community and any aspiring professional should have a deep understanding of the complexities relating to the notions of leadership.
Acadia International Executive Insight Series (AIEIS), (2009), Management Interview Series
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Business Strategy Review, (2005). The real thing. An interview with Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones, http://www.london.edu/assets/documents/publications/The_real_thing__The_art_of_authentic_leadership.pdf
Haverstock Gina. (2009) Interview with Management Interview Series Video Database. Acadia University. http://courseware.acadiau.ca/aieis/interview.jsp?id=213&q=4496
Leadership Theory, Analysis and Applications
Leadership Theory Analysis and Application
A successful leader is an individual who influences his or her followers towards attaining the organization's aspirations. Thus, leadership is that process of influencing or convincing others to attain the organization's goals. There are three noteworthy points in this definition of leadership. The first is that the act of being a leader is a social influence one. One cannot be called a leader if he or she does not have followers. Secondly, a good leader elicits voluntary compliance from the followers. This is the best feature of leadership since voluntary complying followers will do a better job than those complying because of formal authority. Lastly, leadership elicits a purposeful and goal-oriented behavior from the followers (Lussier & Achua, 2013). Leadership is perhaps the most commonly discussed topic in organizational sciences. Thousands of studies and results have been published and many books have….
Avolio, B. J., & Luthans, F. (2006). The high impact leader: Moments matter in accelerating authentic leadership development. New York: McGraw Hill.
Evans, M.G. (1970). The effects of supervisory behavior on the path-goal relationship. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance. 5: 277-298.
Fielder, F. E. (1986). The contribution of cognitive resources to leadership performance. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol. 16. pp. 532-545.
Frankenberg, E., & Kotok, S. (2013). Demography and Educational Politics in the Suburban Marketplace. Peabody Journal of Education, 88(1), 112-126.
Leadership Theory for the apidly Changing World and Diverse Global Culture
With the increased competitiveness in the international business world it has become very important for the businesses to be accommodating enough so that they could operate in a successful manner in places with different norms, ethics, attitudes and culture. Today it is very important for the business managers to have an accommodating attitude towards the various local cultures and try to take part in the events of the local community that their business is working in, in order to increase the successfulness of the business (Gannon, 2004).
An important thing in running and managing business on an international level requires the management of multi-cultural workforce in a successful manner, along with this it also requires for the managers to bring variety to the services being provided by them according to the needs and wants of the people of that area….
Gannon, M. (2004). Understanding Global Cultures: Metaphorical Journeys Through 28 Nations, Clusters of Nations, and Continents. Thousand Oaks Sage.
House, R.J. And Javidan, M. (2004). Overview of GLOBE. Culture, Leadership, and Organization. The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies.
Javidan, M., P.W. Dorfman, M. Sully de Luque and R.J. House. (2006). In the Eye of the Beholder: Cross Cultural Lessons in Leadership from Project GLOBE', Academy of Management Perspectives 20, 67 -- 90.
Korver, C.D. (2008). Models Ethical Leaders. They model excellence. Harvard Business Press.
Applying Leadeship Theoy to Leadeship Pactice
In this pape the wite eseaches and wites a liteatue eview on a Applying Leadeship Theoy to Leadeship Pactice. The eseach pape is a compehensive thematic eview of the scholaly liteatue elated to the topic. The leadeship theoies to focus on ae: Path-Goal Theoy; Leade-Membe Exchange (LMX) Theoy; Psychodynamic Appoach Theoy; outcome and situational leadeship; Leadeship focused on effectiveness and poductivity; Leadeship and Body language; and lastly, the Synegistic Leadeship Theoy.
The mechanisms though which leadeship and powe may be put into effect and "tavel" within a goup of people: bottom-up; Top-down; lateal (temed as shaed leadeship); and integated (a combination of top-down, bottom-up, and lateal leadeship), can be descibed using the leadeship models explained in this pape. The top-down model; is a seductive sien song associated to the eal-life pefomance of leadeship in oganizations. Thus many eseach and pactitiones believe that leadeship is concentated on….
references. The interplay between the two systems of thought determines whether the individual is able to detect and override the illusions of intuition. The significance of both these systems is critical in the leadership theory being discussed in this study.
Payette, D.L. And Libertella, A.F. (2011). Nascent Leadership Behaviors. American Journal of Business Education, 4; 6.
Payette and Libertella's study is critical as the material presented in this paper is oriented towards practical and actionable steps that the aspiring leader can decide to apply.
Dennis Payette, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Marketing & Decision Sciences in the School of Business at Adelphi University. His research interests have focused on pedagogical research related to use of modem teaching methods and technologies. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Payefte's background includes service as a senior administrator at Long Island University and Dowling College. Similarly, Anthony Libertella, Ph.D.J.D. is a Professor of Management and Law in the School of Business at Adelphi University. He has served in a number of senior academic positions at various colleges ranging from Executive Vice President / Provost to Deanships. He was also a practicing attorney specializing in corporate and franchise law. Dr. Libertella's research interests are in strategic management, leadership, and law.
Schyns, B. And Mohr, G. (2004). Nonverbal Elements of Leadership Behaviour. German Journal of Human Resource Research; 18, 3.
Peter Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice takes on a number of salient theories regarding the formal academic and professional discipline of leadership. As such, the reader is given a comprehensive overview of some of the most meaningful and widely used approaches to leadership of contemporary and even historical times. On the whole, the book is well written and succinct. It may have benefitted from a greater usage of empirical evidence, although it is beneficial that there are several different authors and points of expertise utilized within this manuscript.
Most people would assume that the traits based approach to leadership is one which is largely immutable. On certain levels it is, as certain characteristic traits are endemic to individuals and are with them from early on in life. The best description of the traits based approach to leadership is that leaders use their natural attributes and aspects of their personality as the….
A business cannot survive if its operations are dubious and suspect. Ethics of the company can be seen in the everyday business conduct. The ethical behavior and leadership effectiveness go hand in hand and this results in better position of the company. Big businesses that do not have ethical leaders have ultimately been exposed and the public have condemned them like Enron. The company became corrupt because the top executives and even its auditors were corrupt. The result was that some of the executives who followed the unethical practices went to jail and some face a very difficult life ahead in penury. Unethical leaders spread the corruption to the rank and file. Therefore ethical behavior has to come from the leader and the company must have ethical rules of operation that must be made inviolable. Thus any business cannot do without value and ethics and in the long run….
Leadership theory is important for any discipline and industry, as it provides the framework by which understanding and perspective are obtained. Using these perspectives, theories of leadership serve as guideposts for individuals looking to be effective leaders in their respective workplace environments, fields, families or communities. In the field of criminal justice, leadership theory is essential because it helps the individual to hold himself accountable and helps to empower others to do so as well (Brooks & Grint, 2010). This paper will focus mainly on path-goal theory and functional leadership to show how leadership occurs and how setting goals can be an effective way to organize.
Path-goal theory focuses on organizing by way of identifying goals and the removal of obstacles in order to facilitate the accomplishment of those goals (Northouse, 2016). As the name of the theory implies it is about clearing the path for a team or an….
Leadership Theory in a Changing and Globalizing Marketplace Modern business practice is permeated by the complexities of a changing world. The impact of globalization on the cultural makeup of companies,…Read Full Paper ❯
Organizational transformation, once seldom required, is now required frequently in many organizations. This places increased emphasis on the importance of leaders with transformational skills. The other way in…Read Full Paper ❯
Ethical leadership also entails role modeling through noticeable actions. Trustworthiness is seen as a result of ethical behavior rather than an attribute of ethical leaders themselves. Authentic leaders…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Theory in Action Theory in Action: Transformational Leadership Case Summary Among the main principles of transformational leadership is that people who are true leaders work with their followers instead of simply…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Theory Application Situational leadership: A case study Case summary One of the principles of situational leadership is that there is no 'ideal' approach to management; rather good management is dependent upon…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Northouse (2013) recognizes that leadership is a broad concept that is difficult to define, and that definitions of leadership vary from situation to situation and culture to culture. There…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Applied There are various modes of leadership that are applied and can work well within organizations depending on the kind of assignments to be handled as well as…Read Full Paper ❯
Sociology -- Human Services Leadership Theory and Process A good leadership theory that can be applied to the problem of domestic violence is that of transformational leadership. This is a kind…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Theory Analysis Leadership is a word that represents a fairly vague and misunderstood concept. Leadership can refer to specific people, the actions or behaviors of a specific person or…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Theory, Analysis and Applications Leadership Theory Analysis and Application A successful leader is an individual who influences his or her followers towards attaining the organization's aspirations. Thus, leadership is that…Read Full Paper ❯
Leadership Theory for the apidly Changing World and Diverse Global Culture With the increased competitiveness in the international business world it has become very important for the businesses to…Read Full Paper ❯
Applying Leadeship Theoy to Leadeship Pactice In this pape the wite eseaches and wites a liteatue eview on a Applying Leadeship Theoy to Leadeship Pactice. The eseach pape is a…Read Full Paper ❯
Peter Northouse's Leadership: Theory and Practice takes on a number of salient theories regarding the formal academic and professional discipline of leadership. As such, the reader is given a…Read Full Paper ❯
A business cannot survive if its operations are dubious and suspect. Ethics of the company can be seen in the everyday business conduct. The ethical behavior and leadership…Read Full Paper ❯
Introduction Leadership theory is important for any discipline and industry, as it provides the framework by which understanding and perspective are obtained. Using these perspectives, theories of leadership serve as…Read Full Paper ❯