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The Decline of the Servant Leader

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servant leadership has existed for a long time. It means a leader's main part is to serve others, particularly employees. However, this kind of leadership remains lacking in the business world, even in churches. With a few rare exceptions, like CEO William Pollard, who cleaned his spill of coffee from the floor, most leaders in the business world expect their employees to serve them. This leads to a feeling of inferiority and constant tension and stress in the workplace. While servant leadership remains as a concept and a behavior seen in some, it still remains a rare occurrence in today's modern world (Blanchard & Hodges, 2002).

Servant-leadership has existed for thousands of years. Lao-Tzu in 5th century BC about the term. "The highest type of ruler is one of whose existence the people are barely aware ... The Sage is self-effacing and scanty of words. When his task is accomplished…… [Read More]

References

Biddle, C. (2016). Individualism vs. Collectivism: Our Future, Our Choice - The Objective Standard. The Objective Standard. Retrieved 25 May 2016, from  https://www.theobjectivestandard.com/issues/2012-spring/individualism-collectivism/ 

Blanchard, K. & Hodges, P. (2002). The servant leader. Nashville, Tenn.: J. Countryman.

Heskett, J. (2013). Why Isn't Servant Leadership More Prevalent? Forbes.com. Retrieved 25 May 2016, from  http://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2013/05/01/why-isnt-servant-leadership-more-prevalent/#33bcd9ad4c36
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Servant Situation vs Servant Situational

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Personally speaking, the format of situational leadership seems far more important in the context of understanding the overall consumer trends and market trends while servant leadership is more important in applying a holistic approach to giving the community what they need and want to improve the quality of life. Perhaps the best approach for management in the 21st century would be to combine the two in a balanced way so that companies know exactly what their markets want and the give it to them.

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Hall, T. M (2007). Becoming Authentic: The Search for Wholeness and Calling as a Servant Leader. Cloverdale Books

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1969a). Management of Organizational Behavior -- Utilizing Human esources. New Jersey/Prentice Hall.

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1969b). Life cycle theory of leadership. Training and Development Journal, 23 (5), 26 -- 34.

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1977). Management of Organizational Behavior…… [Read More]

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Hall, T. M (2007). Becoming Authentic: The Search for Wholeness and Calling as a Servant Leader. Cloverdale Books

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1969a). Management of Organizational Behavior -- Utilizing Human Resources. New Jersey/Prentice Hall.

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1969b). Life cycle theory of leadership. Training and Development Journal, 23 (5), 26 -- 34.

Hersey, P. And Blanchard, K.H. (1977). Management of Organizational Behavior 3rd Edition -- Utilizing Human Resources. New Jersey/Prentice Hall.
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Leader's Self-Insight 1 1 Your Learning Style Using

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Leader's Self-Insight 1.1: Your Learning Style: Using Multiple Intelligences

I scored evenly on all of the types of intelligence measured by this self-assessment: logical-mathematical, verbal-linguistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and musical. This indicates that I am a well-rounded person with the ability to work in multiple environments on different tasks.

Leader's Self-Insight 1.2: Your Leadership Potential

I scored slightly more (7) on the even-numbered indicators than on the odd ones (6), indicating I have leadership capabilities such as "vision and change." However, the scores were about even.

Leader's Self-Insight 1.3: Are You on a Fast Track to Nowhere?

On people skills, I scored 3 out of the 4 qualities. I believe I have solid interpersonal skills. On working with authority, I scored 2. I believe I need to work more on my assertiveness and courage when dealing with persons in positions of authority because I remain afraid to speak up and express…… [Read More]

Reference

Daft, R.L. The Leadership Experience.
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Opportunities Faced by Leaders Society and Organizations

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Opportunities Faced by Leaders, Society and Organizations

Problems and opportunities facing leaders, communities and organization are always a cause of debate in the society. They can arise in many different ways and exist in many forms and society finds it's our way of meeting these challenges and responding to such opportunities. The articles chosen for this paper focus primarily on the issue of rising tuition costs and it's impact on college enrollment and this topic is chosen because it affects leaders, communities and organizations alike.

The first article in this connection is written by Donald Heller. The article explains how rising costs impact enrollment in colleges and universities. The author found that all things being equal, rising tuition costs will lead to lower enrollment. A decline in enrollment is however a subjective issue dependent on some other factors including type of institution. For example it has been found the community…… [Read More]

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Heller, Donald. The effects of tuition prices and financial

Aid on enrollment in higher education Accessed online

Dickson L, Pender. In-State Tuition Benefits Affect the Enrollment of Non-Citizens?

Evidence from Universities in Texas. Accessed online
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New Leaders Leadership Style Determines

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There are many theories of leadership which can help make a transition smoother. Contingency theory and situational theory are two such theories which states that no one leadership style can suit all situations but there is some difference between these two theories. Leaders need to understand that they will not be facing the same kind of situations each day and hence they must be willing to adopt a flexible style that can be altered according to the situation at hand. This is quite similar to situational theory of leadership with one major difference. Contingency theory maintains that some times a leader who appears very effective and successful in one situation may not find himself all that effective in a different situation simply because leadership is contingent upon some factors. Situational leadership on the other hand states that leaders can adopt certain behavior and traits for variety of situations and alter…… [Read More]

REFERENCES

Ken Blanchard, Patricia Zigarmi, and Drea Zigarmi Leadership and the One Minute Manager: Increasing Effectiveness Through Situational Leadership (1999)
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Leadership Motives Personalized Charismatic Leader

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This person is unselfish and works to help others meet their goals and objectives. Because of this, their motives are far different from those of the personalized charismatic leader. The servant leader will always work for the betterment of the group, because it is more fulfilling to him or her. The servant leader always wants to use power ethically, and use it to better the people and the company, rather than themselves. Because of this, they are a positive force in the company, and their motives are good and decent. Thus, they make better leaders, not only because they are more empathetic and create a team environment, but because their motive are not selfish or questionable. They are good leaders and good people, and they should be able to hold on to a team much more effectively than a personalized charismatic leader.… [Read More]

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Transformational Women Leaders

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Transformational Women's Leadership

The website for Changing Minds.org describes transformational leadership in the standard way, as charismatic leaders with vision and imagination who inspire followers to achieve radical change in an organization or society. Transformational leaders are passionate and exciting and they care about their followers. They make people believe that their ideals can be achieved through their own commitment, enthusiasm and drive. In the process, their followers are also transformed and empowered to do things that they would never have believed possible. This website also points out some of the dangers of transformational leadership in that when such leaders are wrong they can lead "the charge right over the cliff and into a bottomless chasm." They may also "wear out" their followers with constant demands for high energy and commitment, especially if those at the lower levels really do not desire change (Transformational Leadership 2002-11)

Legacee.com has a very…… [Read More]

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Goodman, D., ed. (2003). Marie Antoinette: Writings on the Body of a Queen. Routledge.

Lever, E. (2000). The Last Queen of France. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

Plain, N. (2002). Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the French Revolution. Marshall Cavendish.

Price, M. (2004). The Road from Versailles: Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the Fall of the French Monarchy. NY: St. Martin's.
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How to be a Good Leader

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I work in a Kuwait finance house bank in the anti-money laundering department. The department is under the oversight of the risk management department. My job is to assist in making sure that the finance house is in compliance with all anti-money laundering regulations. It is a very important job because failure to abide by the rules can lead to severe penalties for the institution. The bank must also work with larger regulatory bodies so as to prevent money used by terrorists from being laundered through the bank. This job requires a lot of thinking and monitoring and it is important to pay attention to the details. As a leader in my department, I have to be in communication with various people and stakeholders because of the nature of the work. I am always in contact with different people and looking at data and making important decisions that will impact…… [Read More]

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How to be a Good Leader

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I work in a Kuwait finance house bank in the anti-money laundering department. The department is under the oversight of the risk management department. My job is to assist in making sure that the finance house is in compliance with all anti-money laundering regulations. It is a very important job because failure to abide by the rules can lead to severe penalties for the institution. The bank must also work with larger regulatory bodies so as to prevent money used by terrorists from being laundered through the bank. This job requires a lot of thinking and monitoring and it is important to pay attention to the details. As a leader in my department, I have to be in communication with various people and stakeholders because of the nature of the work. I am always in contact with different people and looking at data and making important decisions that will impact…… [Read More]

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Leader Traits

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Leadership Styles:

Charismatic vs. servant leadership

The career of General Colin Powell is by any measure an extraordinary one. Powell was the first African-American Secretary of State and a much-talked about candidate for the presidency in his own right. From the very beginning of his career, Powell eluded conventional definitions of what it means to be black in American politics and created a unique brand of charismatic leadership. Powell self-identified as a Republican but was unafraid to be an advocate for a different point-of-view when debates about the Iraq War raged within in the administration of George ush. Powell saw the involvement of the U.S. In Iraq as a flagrant contradiction of the principles he had learned while serving in Vietnam, which was to have a clear goal for an intervention; to use military force in a rapid fashion; and also to establish the support of the American people for…… [Read More]

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Leader Member Exchange Annotated Bibliography

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Hayyat Malik, S. (2012). A Study of Relationship between Leader Behaviors and Subordinate Job Expectancies: A Path-Goal Approach. Pakistan Journal of Commerce & Social Sciences, 6(2), 357-371.

This study explores the relationship between leadership behavior and acceptance of a leader by subordinates. The underlying concept is path-goal theory, which is based on the idea that a leader's style can dictate organizational effectiveness, and that the style should be tailored to specific situations. There were n=200 managers in the study. They were not randomly selected, but rather were pulled from four telecom companies in Pakistan. The author found that leadership behavior does influence subordinate behavior. Another finding was that certain behaviors can be predictors of subordinate acceptance of a leader.

The study ties into leadership studies that seek to identify if there are traits or behaviors that can be used as predictors of effective leadership. The leaders in these organizations were…… [Read More]

Kramer, W. S., & Shuffler, M. L. (2014). Culture's consequences for leadership: The role of context in affecting leadership perceptions and performance. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 7(2), 199-203. doi:10.1111/iops.12132.

Saxena, S. (2014). Are transformational leaders creative and creative leaders transformational? An attempted synthesis through the Big Five Factor Model of Personality Lens. Aweshkar Research Journal, 18(2), 30-51.

Van Dierendonck, D., Stam, D., Boersma, P., De Windt, N., & Alkema, J. (2014). Same difference? Exploring the differential mechanisms linking servant leadership and transformational leadership to follower outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 25(3), 544-562. doi:10.1016/j.leaqua.2013.11.014.
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Leadership Analyze Describe Founding Leader's Leadership Style

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Leadership

Analyze describe founding leader(s), leadership style, major business principles a profit-oriented entrepreneurial approach primary goal provide a product service consumers make a profit. 2. Analyze describe founding leader(s), leadership style, major business principles a social-responsibility oriented entrepreneurial approach primary goal make a positive impact society (people, families, ecology, similar) providing a product service consumers make a profit.

Leadership style refers to the method or manner in which a person provides guidance regarding a particular issue, implements plans or motivates people in order to get a particular job done or goal achieved Baumgartel, 1957.

There are there major leadership styles that are seen in the various leaders all over the world Lewin, 1944()

The first is the authoritarian or autocratic leader. This is the leader who is a dictator and tells his employees or servants what they want to be done, how they want it done and any recommendations that…… [Read More]

References

Baumgartel, H. (1957). Leadership Style as a Variable in Research Administration. Administrative Science Quarterly, 2(3), 344-360.

Hirschman, C. (2008). GIVING Voice to Employee Concerns. [Article]. HRMagazine, 53(8), 50-53.

Lewin, K. (1944). A Research Approach to Leadership Problems. Journal of Educational Sociology, 17(7), 392-398.

Schein, E.H. (1985). Organizational Culture and Leadership: A Dynamic View. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.
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Strategic Leadership and Future Leaders

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Servant-Leadership is the model that most closely resonates with me, though I think the title a bit pretentious, even though I cannot think of a better one. According to Spears (2004), it comprises much of the attributes of Burns' (1978) transformational leadership, but it does not really require a charismatic leader, only a sincere one who follows up. I like that very much.

However this is a long list of key traits that Spears identifies as central to Greenleaf's Servant-Leadership (What is servant leadership? ) concept.

Listening

Empathy

Healing

Awareness

Persuasion

Conceptualization

Foresight

Stewardship

Commitment to the growth of people

Building community

While I do not have any problem with any of these attributes in a leader, I fear that I lack some in the healing category and I do not always have enough foresight, which is what I look for in my team. However, the idea that we are…… [Read More]

References

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

Graen, G.B., & Uhl-Bien, M. (1995). Relationship-based approach to leadership: Development

of leader-member exchange (LMX) theory of leadership over 25 years: Applying a multilevel multi-domain approach. Leadership Quarterly, 6, 219-247.

Nahavandi A., The Art and Science of Leadership, Prentice Hall International, London, 1997, p.89, p 190
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How Can Leaders Effectively Manage Change Within an Organization

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Leaders Can Effectively Manage Change in an Organization

It has often been said that a manager is what one does and a leader is who one is. The differences between management and leadership transcend difference sin perception of how an organization and emanate from how a management professional chooses to gain support and cooperation in the attainment of objectives. Managers often are given the task of maintaining the status quo and minimizing variation in performance over time. Leaders are by definition the visionaries of an organization that set a compelling long-term goal or objective and then orchestrate an enterprise to their achievement. Implicit in this definition of a leader is also the ability to discern strategies issues, opportunities and risks, and also clearly communicate an organizations' strategy to the departmental or work unit level. Most of all, a leader can infuse any organization with a strong sense of purpose, energy…… [Read More]

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Antonakis, J., & House, R.J. (2002). The full-range leadership theory: The way forward. In B.J. Avolio & F.J. Yammarino (Eds.) Transformational and Charismatic Leadership, Volume 2, p. 3 -- 33. Boston: JAI Press.

Bromley, Howard R, M.D., M.B.A. & Kirschner-Bromley, V. 2007, "Are You a Transformational Leader?," Physician Executive, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 54-7.

Burke, C.S., Sims, D.E., Lazzara, E.H. & Salas, E. 2007, "Trust in leadership: A multi-level review and integration," Leadership Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 606.

Butler, C.J. 2005, The relationship between emotional intelligence and transformational leadership behavior in construction industry leaders, University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Leadership Assessment Definition of Leader

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un Tzu informs that we cannot punish people until they feel loyalty to us: namely, until they consider themselves members of our group.

10. Keep them guessing

This quality may be pertinent only to leaders of a business / corporation. Her un Tzu advises keeping one's strategies and plans concealed from one's competitor so that one retains competitive advantage.

III. Conclusion

The Art of War, maintains un Tzu, is "a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." (pt. 2)

The same goes for the Art of Leadership. It is also "a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected" and its qualities need to be known and inculcated in order to have maximum success in the field.

'Leader' as term may be inchoate, but as many entrepreneurs have…… [Read More]

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Bateman, T.S., & Snell, S. (2009). Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, Eighth Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Kotter JP. 1996. Leading Change. Boston, MA: Harv. Bus. School

Schein, E. (1985). Organizational culture and leadership. CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sun Tzu, (2001). The Art of War Wylie, TX: Pickard & Son, Publishers.
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Leadership Defining an Ethical Leader Jeffrey Immelt

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Leadership

Defining an Ethical Leader

Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric

The nature of leadership is multifaceted and often requires the continual mastery of new skills, insights, intelligence and perspectives to stay effective over the long-term. Such is the nature of ethical leadership, which requires a steadfast focus on a core set of ethical principles and values that guide a leader's judgment, ensuring consistency over the long-term. These are also the fundamental aspects of any leader's long-term credibility as well, and their ability to transform their enterprises over the long-term as well (John, 2005). Ethical leaders often resonate with credibility and the willingness to also change quickly in response to the needs of their organizations, employees, stakeholders and customers.

The purpose of this analysis is to define what an ethical leader is, how managers can progress to being more ethical in their leadership style, and how Jeff Immelt, CEO of general Electric,…… [Read More]

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Crainer, S. (2009). From Edison to Immelt: The GE Way. Business Strategy Review, 20(3), 18-22.

Gonzalez, T.F., & Guillen, M. (2002). Leadership ethical dimension: A requirement in TQM implementation. The TQM Magazine, 14(3), 150-164.

Heinze, E. (2010). The meta-ethics of law: Book one of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. International Journal of Law in Context, 6(1), 23-44.

Immelt, J. (2010). Renewing American Leadership. Vital Speeches of the Day, 76(2), 53.
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Leadership True Leadership a Leader Is Someone

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Leadership

True leadership

A leader is someone who has the ability to influence others in order to achieve a common goal. A true leader for that matter is one who does not have selfish interests but the interests of those whom he or she relates with (Dr. Woodroffe Noel, 2012). This best describes John Wesley, the founder of 'youth with a mission'.

Considering the fact that the organization mostly dealt with people from all walks of life and in a foreign land; which meant having to cope with language and cultural barrier, John Wesley with the help of his professional team managed to bring the youth together in an effort to eradicate abuse of drugs which was quite rampant in that society among other vices. Not even his retirement has deterred his team from pursuing to accomplish the core mission of zero tolerance on the mentioned vices. This is true…… [Read More]

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Dr.Woodroffe Noel, (2012). Global Leadership Interlink: Welcome. Retrieved February 15, 2012 from  http://www.glinetwork.org/ 

Mindtools, (2012). Leadership styles: Using the right one for your situation. Retrieved February 15, 2012 from  http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_84.htm
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Leadership Leaders and Managers While Seeming the

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Leadership

Leaders and managers, while seeming the same, are not synonymous. In general, managers conduct and organize affairs, projects, or people -- the tactical side. Leaders have followers, not subordinates -- they inspire, motivate and set the direction to achieve goals. The 21st century manager must be an effective leader due to the rapid and widespread changes in the business and organizational environment. For instance, most organizations are no longer simply local or regional in their operational paradigms. Instead, they are national, and almost always in some way (suppliers, customers, etc.), global. Globalization has brought the world closer in communication, economics, politics, and especially business -- and stakeholders are robust. The Internet and technological improvements have allowed instantaneous communication almost anywhere, and even poor women in India are using Smartphones to manage their banking portfolios. The idea of globalism continues to break down cultural barriers. As this continues it will…… [Read More]

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What is the Difference Between A Manager/Supervisor and a Professional? (2011). U.C

Berkeley. Retrieved from:  http://hrweb.berkeley.edu/faq/887 

Chambers, H., and Craft, R. (1998). No Fear Management: Rebuilding Trust. Boca Raton,

FL: CRC Press.
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Marines Build Leaders That Last By Preparing

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Marines build leaders that last. By preparing soldiers that are ready and able to enter into any combative situation, soldiers are not only skilled in ways of warfare, but in ways of leadership as well. This is no mistake -- by establishing a set of core values and leadership skills, the Marines are prepared for almost anything. By integrating important values with distinctive leadership skills, the Marines are one institution that develops successful leaders. This paper will examine how intense training, challenges, responsibility, mentoring, and accepting failure as experience creates model leaders in Marines.

The Marine Corps Core Values are honor, courage, and commitment. (Marines) Simply put, "the qualities of maturity, dedication, trust and dependability commit Marines to act responsibly, to be accountable for their actions, and to fulfill their obligations" (Marines). These core values are just the stepping stones to what obligations lay ahead for each Marine.

Awaiting each…… [Read More]

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Core Values. Marines Online. Site Accessed August 28, 2003.  http://marines.com/about_marines/corpsvalues.asp 

Real Leadership. Marines Online. Site Accessed August 28, 2003.  http://marines.com/officer_programs/realleadership.asp?format=flash 

Nelson, Wallace. "Leadership." Marines. November 1995. Site Accessed August 28, 2003.  http://search.epnet.com/direct.asp?an=9603154667&db=mth 

Freedman, David. "Corps Values." Inc. Online. April 1998. Site Accessed August 28, 2003.  http://www.inc.com/magazine/19980401/906.html
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Leadership in the 21st Century

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Servant Leadership

In the rapidly changing corporate world of today, we need a dramatic change in the way businesses are conducted and organizations are managed. In the past, organizations were merely concerned with making profits and achieving targets and it was the job of the leader to ensure that all tasks are completed on time. As for as the real goal of the organizations is concerned, nothing has changed. However we notice a dramatic difference in the way organizations seek to increase revenues and achieve their ultimate goal of profit-maximization. This difference is the result of changes that we have encountered in leadership style over the years.

Larry Spears' Focus on Leadership, Servant-Leadership for the 21st Century is a highly informative collection of essays on the subject of changing leadership needs, techniques and styles. The book contains view of many management gurus on the theory of Servant Leadership that was…… [Read More]

References

Larry Spears and Michele Lawrence (Editors), Focus on Leadership: Servant-Leadership for the 21st Century: New York: John & Sons, Inc., 2002

Wilson, Robin T. Servant leadership: Physician Executive; 09/01/1998;

The concept of servant leadership first appeared in Robert K. Greenleaf's essay "Servant as Leader." This essay is also found in Spears and Lawrence's work. However for additional information on the concept, we have Greenleaf's masterpiece. Servant leadership. A Journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness: New York, New York: Paulist Press, 1977.

Convey's essay is titled, "Servant-Leadership and Community Leadership in the Twenty-First Century"
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Diversity and Cultural Assessment

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.....leader is someone that has confidence, enthusiasm, and vision. Many leaders exist in the world. However, most leaders can only lead well at home. Global leaders transcend cultural diversity and differences and provide effective leadership behaviors within any context. This is because they are aware of the key differences cultures have and can group them in such a way that allows for easier understanding and successful strategy implementation. Because cultural style can dictate the ethical perception of a leader in terms of authority, power, and influence, this paper will focus on diversity and ethical decision-making and its influences on leadership models. Additionally, the paper will explore certain commonly accepted leadership traits and how servant leadership may be used as an effective tool for influencing organizational culture.

Followers see an inspirational leader as more beneficial than a transactional leader across any cultural setting. However certain behaviors leaders may perform within one…… [Read More]

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How to Develop Youths Into Tomorrows Leaders

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Fleenor, Atwater, Sturm and McKee (2014) focuses on the need to develop "effective leaders and leadership behavior" that can positively impact organizations (p. 63). Their study provides a meta-analysis of the pertinent literature on the subject from the past quarter century, primarily published in The Leadership Quarterly, a journal of scholarly critique, theory, and research. The researchers note that theories of leadership are relatively new to academia, and that approaches to the development of leaders is still being refined by scholars and professionals across the board. The study focuses primarily on issues (both intrapersonal and interpersonal) that relate to developmental leadership, utilizing "multi-source or 360-degree feedback responses" in order to deepen the current state of understanding regarding how leaders are trained and formed (Day et al., 2014, p. 63).

This study is particularly helpful because of its approach to the need for youth leadership training and development. The subject is…… [Read More]

References

Baumeister, R., Campbell, J., Krueger, J., Vohs, K. (2003). Does high self-esteem cause better performance, interpersonal success, happiness, or healthier lifestyles? Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 4(1): 1-44.

Day, D., Fleenor, J., Atwater, L., Sturm, R., McKee, R. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25: 63-82.

Den, H., Deanne, N., & Belschak, F. D. (2012). When Does Transformational Leadership Enhance Employee Proactive Behavior? The Role of Autonomy and Role Breadth Self-Efficacy. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(1), 194-202.

Gage, R., Thapa, B. (2012). Volunteer Motivations and Constraints among College
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Educational Leadership Leaders in the

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Saudi Aramco's training department was underdeveloped, and therefore the potential of their employees was being squandered. Once armed with an advanced degree I will stand poised to help organizations like Saudi Aramco to improve their training departments. Ultimately I will be able to perform consulting work in numerous private, non-profit, and government sectors to expand my range of expertise and offer the best guidance I possibly can to my clients.

Having worked as a translator as well as a professional training director, I have developed solid communications and leadership skills that can easily be imparted to my clients. I also have proven experience in developing and implementing training programs for professionals. What I need now is a leap forward, to hone my ability to design optimal training programs that meet the needs of both individuals and organizations. The higher education doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts offers… [Read More]

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Leadership Behavior Through a Critical Lens

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Leaders are an important aspect to management and business. Leaders are what provide the basis from which subordinates follow. When a leader behaves in a way that provides a bad example to a subordinate or creates a chaotic environment, subordinates will follow suit and behave accordingly. Leadership behavior also lends to creation of a good or bad reputation for the leader.

When a leader treats his or her subordinates badly, that leader builds a bad reputation creating distrust and disharmony among subordinates. Culture also plays an important role in leadership as culture dictates personality. Personality is an important aspect of leadership style cultivation, lending to how a leader will treat his or her subordinates as well as interact with them. Leaders and subordinates are connected through behavior, culture, and personality. These articles highlight that relationship and outcome.

The first article discusses leadership behavior, acceptance of a leader by subordinates, and…… [Read More]

References

Boulton, F. (2011). Contemporary conflict resolution. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 27(4), 247-249.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13623699.2011.645292 

Chin, J. (2013). Diversity Leadership: Influence of Ethnicity, Gender, and Minority Status. OJL, 02(01), 1-10.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojl.2013.21001 

Ford, J. (2010). Studying Leadership Critically: A Psychosocial Lens on Leadership Identities. Leadership, 6(1), 47-65.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1742715009354235 

Koltko-Rivera, M. (2004). "The Psychology of Worldviews." Review of General Psychology, 8(1), 3-58. Retrieved from  http://integralleadershipreview.com/5395-feature-article-leadership-and-worldview-what-in-the-world-is-a-worldview/
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Challenges for New Leaders

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Twenty-First Change Challenges

Today's organization face an external political environment that is marked by unprecedented levels of bipolarization that have arguably reached new heights relative to any time in recent history. Although most organizations will not experience the same levels of bipolarization internally, at least on the surface or overt political disagreements, due to the fact that most organizations have at least a minimal level of professionalism that prohibits discussions or arguments about personal beliefs that are not related in somehow to the organization, its strategy, or its operations. However, at the same time, there are still undoubtedly disagreements that manifest within a professional organizational setting that are somehow grounded in an individual's personal worldview. Furthermore, it is often the case that the power and politics that are in play internally in any organization often mirror those found in the macro external environment.

Therefore, one situation in which leaders will…… [Read More]

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Movie Peaceful Warrior Character Socrates Played

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movie Peaceful Warrior, character "Socrates" ( played Nick Nolte) "There's greater purpose service

Servant Leadership model- leadership style of George Washington

Some people believe that leaders have the ability to lead from the time of birth. This could be true; however, not necessarily the reality on the ground. Additionally, there are different types of leaders depending on their leading requirements and personal attributes. There are dictatorial leaders, directing and commanding leaders, as well as, serving leaders. In description, servant-leadership is leadership, which is a way of being in relationship with others. It seeks to involve and incorporate the followers or employees at all levels in decision-making, strongly adhering to ethical and caring behavior, hence enhances the individual growth of all followers or workers and their performance in the work place. As a young man, President George Washington exhibited admiration of rules and wanted to be a gentle man, this is…… [Read More]

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Savage-Austin, A.R., & Honeycutt, A. (2011). Servant leadership: A phenomenological study of practices, experiences, organizational effectiveness, and barriers. Journal of Business & Economics Research, 9(1), 49-55. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Greenstein, F.I. (2011). Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George

Washington to Andrew Jackson. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Edwards, R., & Kelley, T. (2009). Who was George Washington?. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
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Basis in Philosophical and Religion Worldviews

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eligion and Leadership

Core religious and philosophical worldviews have a strong bearing on leadership style and effectiveness. eligious and philosophical worldviews provide the ethical and moral foundations for decision-making, which is a critical component of leadership. Moreover, religious and philosophical worldviews impact the ways leaders guide, teach, and serve others.

Worldview extends beyond religion. Defined loosely as "visions of life," worldviews encompass the "beliefs, values, and principles" that guide behavior and motivate change (Valk, 2010, p. 83). A worldview is a set of mental constructs that impacts the formation of biases and stereotypes. Biases and stereotypes can come in the way of effective leadership. On the other hand, worldviews are influenced by religious beliefs. eligious beliefs impact the formation of ethical codes that define both individual and organizational behavior. A worldview is a paradigm of life. Although a worldview affects more than leadership effectiveness, there are few areas in which…… [Read More]

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Agosto, E. (2005). Servant Leadership. Danvers, MA: Chalice.

Antonakis, J., Ashkanasy, N.M. & Dasborough, M.T. (2009). Does leadership need emotional intelligence? The Leadership Quarterly 20(2): 241-261.

Boyum, G. (2006). The Historical and Philosophical Influences on Greenleaf's Concept of Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Research Roundtable. Aug 2006. Retrieved online:  http://www.regent.edu/acad/global/publications/sl_proceedings/2006/boyum.pdf 

Fry, L.F. (2009). Towards a theory of being-centered leadership: Multiple levels of being as context for effective leadership. Human Relations 62(11):1667-1696
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Leadership Two of the Most Pressing Issues

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Leadership

Two of the most pressing issues in corporate leadership today include gender equality and labor rights. In "Women See Slow Progress in Leadership," Gay (2013) cites numerous empirical studies showing that the glass ceiling remains nearly impenetrable at the highest levels of management. The report cites the work-life balance ideal as the most common reason offered for why many women are either opting out of the CEO lifestyle, or are not considered ready or willing to handle the challenges and pressures of senior leadership.

In "The Best etail Companies to Work for ight Now," Smith (2013) describes Costco's approach toward human resources management. The company has recently been named one of the best companies to work for in the United States because of their relatively high salaries, supportive work environment, opportunity for growth, and job security. Its ethical labor rights practices are helping gain positive publicity for Costco, showing…… [Read More]

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Gay, M. (2013). Women see slow progress in leadership. The Wall Street Journal. 14 Nov, 2013. Retrieved online:  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303289904579196123043065800 

Greenleaf, R. (2013). Ten principles of servant leadership. Butler University. Retrieved online:  http://www.butler.edu/volunteer/resources/principles-of-servant-leadership/ 

Lavinsky, D. (2013). Are you a visionary business leader? Forbes. Retrieved online:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/davelavinsky/2013/04/26/are-you-a-visionary-business-leader/ 

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Leadership and Social Change Boy

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However, while I see that Boy Scouts has helped develop my empathy and my planning ability, I know that I continue to struggle with my ability to frame concepts for a group. Servant leadership is not about asserting power, but about developing rightful authority. ather than force a group to do the leader's bidding, a servant leader's role is to persuade people to follow the leader's path. However, it is not really the leader's path that he asks people to follow. On the contrary, because a servant leader listens to people, respects all members of the group, and considers short- and long-term consequences, the path that the servant leader proposes should be one that is best for the group. Of course, that path may not seem best to the group because of competing interests, short-term worldview, or the fact that every plan is going to have pluses and minuses for…… [Read More]

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Bennis, W., and Thomas, R. (2007). Leading for a lifetime: how defining moments shape leaders of today and tomorrow. Boston: Harvard Business Press.

Cress, C., Collier, P., and Reitenauer, V. (2005). Learning through serving: a student guidebook for service-learning across the disciplines. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

Greenleaf, R. (2002). Servant leadership: a journey into the nature of legitimate power and greatness. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Komives, S., and Wagner, W. (2009). Leadership for a better world: understanding the social change model of leadership development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
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Personality Factors

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leadership coach begins each public presentation making it very clear that having a leadership position and being a leader are not the same thing. Leadership and management are quite different even though often used synonymously. A "position" is something one is hired into, or appointed -- whether that results in leadership is dependent on the qualities of the individual. Some leaders rise from relative obscurity, and lead from below; some managers never learn to lead (Ventura, 2008).

Almost all the literature reviewed, though, seem to see the leader as being one who can see a situation and assume the right style of leadership for that occasion (e.g. Harry Truman taking over after Franklin Roosevelt's death). Certainly, once there is a leadership role assumed, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships change -- as they should. It is impossible for a leader to be completely fair and unbiased if that leader openly socializes…… [Read More]

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Foundations of Leadership

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Leadership

As the world becomes more populous, busy, and interconnected, the need for good leadership will grow. Furthermore, this leadership will be needed in a number of different social and cultural contexts. (Gibson & McDaniel, 2010, 451-452). Fortunately, we are undergoing a renaissance in the study of leadership and our notions of leadership are becoming more diverse and, at the same time, more fundamental.

Leaders are produced by their environment, which includes their personality, their experiences, and their organizations. Leaders tend to grow out of organizations in which they embody the core values and ambitions shared by the organization.

The Traditional Models of Leadership

The traditional view of a leader is someone who is dominant, competitive, and authoritarian. (Medina, et. al., 2008, p.249). Although most leaders do exhibit these qualities, that does not mean that a leader must have such qualities. The reason these types of leaders are prevalent is…… [Read More]

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Management and Leadership

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Personal Leadership Platform

A leadership platform is a complex concept. The questions expanded my thinking into not only what I want to be as a leader, but also why those convictions are important. As a new marketing manager, I think this is a valuable activity to examine my beliefs and values of what my leadership should represent.

Purpose of Leadership

The simple purpose of leadership is to lead a group with a common goal. The true question is what a leader must possess in order to carry out the process of achieving a common goal. A leader must understand the big picture of the organization and the way the smaller parts work together to help achieve the overarching goals. Additionally, he/she must understand the strengths and weaknesses of an organization. Using data, leaders must work with those they lead to develop goals for company improvement. The leader is responsible for…… [Read More]

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Ambler, G. (2008). Leaders vs. Managers….. Are they really different? Retrieved September 8, 2013 from  http://www.thepracticeofleadership.net/2008/04/08/leaders-vs.-managers-are-they-really-different/comment-page-2/ 

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Collaborative Leadership in Schools Leadership

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Brandt (2003) offers ten ways to determine if a school indeed meets the criteria of a learning organization. The first characteristic of a learning organization is that it encourages adaptive behavior in response to differing circumstances. The second is that the learning organization has challenging, but achievable objectives and goals. The third is that members of the organization can accurately identify the organizations' stages of development (Brandt, 2003).

The learning organization can collect, process, and act upon information that fits their purposes (Brandt, 2003). Learning organizations have the knowledge base for creating new ideas. The learning organization has the ability to grow and adapt. They are dynamic and in a constant process of evolution. Learning organizations frequently exchange information with external sources (Brandt, 2003). This happens in educational workshops, in-services, and conferences.

Another feature of the learning organization is that is seeks feedback on their products and services (Brandt, 2003).…… [Read More]

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Leadership Has Become a Prominent

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According to the Ohio State University (2004), both could be equally appropriate in terms of overall company outcomes, as they are very similar in terms of valuing and inspiring follower excellence.

When considering the motivation towards leadership for each type of leader, the contrast is sharper. The servant leader, for example, leads from a motivations basis of egalitarianism. The leader's fundamental belief is that he or she is no better than followers. The company's collective goals are then reached by means of an egalitarian team effort, where both leader and followers learn from the experience. Servant leaders are therefore much more focused upon the non-traditional form of leadership, which exists in beign servants themselves (Patterson, edmer and Stone, 2003, p. 6). Followers are provided with a large amount of freedom to exercise the abilities they can bring to the promotion of the business goals. This means that a very high…… [Read More]

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Bugenhage, M.J. (2006, Dec). Antecedents of Transactional Transformational, and Servant Leadership: A constructive-Development Theory Approach. University of Nebraska. Retrieved from:  http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=aglecdiss 

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Patterson, K., Redmer, T.A.O., and Stone, a.G. (2003, Oct.) Transformational Leaders to Servant Leaders vs. Level 4 Leaders to Level 5 Leaders -- the Move from Good to Great. Regent University. Retrieved from:  http://www.cbfa.org/Patterson.pdf
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Leadership There Are a Number

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By the same token, by not having any specific policy implications, servant leadership theory does not expressly reject the transformational, situational or results-focused ideas of leadership. It is merely an adjunct to these theories, and is mostly useful for deciding on whether or not somebody should become a leader in the first place.

Situational Leadership and Results-Focused Leadership

These two leadership theories are opposed to one another, but they share the same philosophical underpinnings. The underlying theory of each of these leadership styles is that the leadership style is flexible, and the best leaders have the ability to utilize different styles and techniques depending on the needs of the day. here the two differ is in the understanding of the most important determinant of leadership style. Situational leadership theory argues that leaders need to adapt to the different circumstances, changing their style to suit the challenges with which they are…… [Read More]

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The transformational leader- N.M. Tichy and M.A. Devanna ( 1990)

Servant Leadership- Robert Greenleaf

Leadership in organization - G. Yuki (2006)
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Leadership the Underlying Assumption of

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These factors -- self-awareness, self-concept and emotional intelligence -- will also affect one's leadership style. High levels of these traits would make one a perfect candidate for servant leadership, but if levels of these traits differ, they could guide one to other forms of leadership. For example, a leader with relatively poor social skills is unlikely to be a servant leader, and is more likely to pursue a transactional leadership style. Somebody with great social skills but lacking in self-awareness or self-concept could become a "great man" -- style leader or could become an autocrat (or both, in some political cases).

One's self-concept in particular will guide one's leadership style. How one envisions him- or herself is critical to understanding how he or she will define his or her leadership style. Self-awareness contributes the ability to challenge one's assumed constraints and to celebrate one's points of power (Fowler et al.,…… [Read More]

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Fowler, S.B., Blanchard, K., and Hawkins, L. (2010). Self leadership: The power behind empowerment. In K. Blanchard, Leading at a higher level (pp. 91-103). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Greenleaf, R.K. (1970, 1991). The servant as leader. Indianapolis, IN: Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.
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Leadership for Any Project the First Step

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Leadership

For any project, the first step is to inspire people to want to work on the project. There are few more powerful motivators than inspiration. Inspiration breeds creativity, innovation, hard work, determination and other attributes that comprise the more functional elements of leadership. There are a number of different leadership styles, but the most important for getting a grand new project off the ground and building a committed team is inspirational leadership. Inspiration is the process by which the performance in people can be inspired, rather than coerced or motivated (Seidman, 2009). It is believed that inspirational leadership is the most powerful means of getting people into action.

Beyond leadership style, the plan need to be detailed, including areas of concern that may require back-up plans. Planning is essential -- the role of inspiration is to ensure that the people working on the plan give their best effort, and…… [Read More]

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ChangingMinds.org. (2011). Servant leadership. ChangingMinds.org. Retrieved May 6, 2011 from  http://changingminds.org/disciplines/leadership/styles/servant_leadership.htm 

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Leadership There Are Many Different Concepts of

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Leadership

There are many different concepts of leadership, and much of what a person does as a leader is related to the concept to which that person subscribes. Some leaders are more interested in their followers than others, while other leaders are more focused on what they can do for the company and the bottom line. Neither option is necessarily the right option, because there are many ways in which leadership can be effective (Benson, 1994). However, for the majority of companies a leadership style that is transformational in nature and geared toward being a steward for the company is the best option. That is because people who are being led want to see that they are part of something bigger, and that they have value to contribute to the organization of which they are a part. If they do not feel as though they are receiving anything for the…… [Read More]

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Mainstream and Multistream Management Approaches

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xiii). That overconfidence can lead to "false confidence" which in turn leads to serious mistakes and losses for companies. Hayward presents four sources of false confidence: a) getting "too full of ourselves" (an inflated view of "achievements and capabilities"); b) getting "in our own way" (pride leads a manager to "tackle single-handedly decisions that should be made" with others in the company; c) "Kidding ourselves about our situation" (due to false confidence leaders fail to "see, seek, share, and use full and balanced feedback" from colleagues and employees in order to "ground our knowledge about what's going on around us"; and d) failing to manage the "consequences of our decisions ahead of time" (Hayward, pp. xiii-xiv).

Hayward, who conducted more than 200 interviews with CEOs and other executives in Europe, Australia and the U.S., came up with his model / theory called "behavioral decision theory" (Hayward, p. xvii). Basically, Hayward…… [Read More]

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Leadership Models by Examining the

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The administrative support staff who is dealing with frustrated doctors who cannot adjust to the new computer tablets they are using as an alternative to paper files may require a transactional leader who can provide the organizational support needed to move through an uncomfortable transition. A single leader cannot always be everything to everyone. By learning one's leadership strengths and weaknesses and understanding the leadership skills needed to achieve the organizational objectives, the leader can begin to develop and foster his or her leadership team with people who offer complimentary skills and leadership styles.

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Clawson, J.G. (2009). Level three leadership: Getting below the surface. (4th ed.). Upper Saddle iver, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Dulewicz, C., Young, M., & Dulewicz, V. (2005, Spring).…… [Read More]

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Avolio, B.J. & Yammarino, F.J. (2002). Transformational and charismatic leadership: The road ahead. San Diego, CA: Emerald Group Publishing.

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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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Leadership and Management Two Sides of One Coin

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manager and a great leader at the same time. So long as a manager incorporates into his or her management style an appropriate leadership theory, such as transformational leadership or servant leadership, that manager will unite the faculties of management and leadership in his/her person. In the field of public health, both management and leadership are necessary for supporting a fluid, functioning, coherent and cohesive workplace and organizational culture.

Professional attributes such as trustworthiness, knowledge, ability, transparency, honesty, empathy, quality communication skills and leadership are essential in the health care field, and none is more important than leadership. Health care providers not only have to show leadership among staff but also with patients, who expect to be treated with care and understanding. By demonstrating these qualities, it can inspire others to do the same: in this manner, professionalism and examples of proper behavior can spread among workers so that the…… [Read More]

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Hunter, E. M., Neubert, M. J., Perry, S. J., Witt, L. A., Penney, L. M., & Weinberger, E.

(2013). Servant leaders inspire servant leaders: Antecedents and outcomes for employees and the organization. The Leadership Quarterly, 24(2), 316-331.

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Sage Publications.
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Smart Goal 1 Leadership Development Specific Who

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SMAT Goal 1: Leadership Development

Specific

Who is involved in the goal, what is the goal, where will it take place?

Self, Colleagues, Supervisors and Subordinates. The development of leadership comes with not only "doing," but in learning to listen, to find opportunities to exert leadership in a number of ways, and to use leadership theory to buttress a tool box of information that will help in a variety of situations.

M: measurable

(How are you going to achieve the goal?

Goals will be measured and achieved based on three factors: personal inventory of success or failure; feedback from stakeholders; feedback (written and verbal) from supervisors.

attainable

What resources/expert available to assist you with attaining your goal?

Bibliographic sources on leadership theory, use of contemporary nursing theories (Watson, Lenninger, etc.) on specific aspects of leadership behavior, feedback from stakeholders.

: realistic

Is this goal something that is realistically obtainable in…… [Read More]

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Leadership Analysis Imagine Studying Your

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This is going to get done by means of using email, text messaging and the Internet to interact with my workers in a professional manner. egardless, I am shaping my staff to change and become better people. I will have to maintain an open mind to their various ideas, and see whether or not they are able to get implemented within the Hospice.

As I strive to become a better leader through using humility, freewill and delegation. I know that I can positively impact others through my hard work. They may want to one day become a Nurse Practioner themselves in any setting of their choosing. The decisions I make could become the deciding factor on whether or not they go further in the medical field. I want to set aside my pride, and become a better servant and transformational leader. This will mean that I strive to put others…… [Read More]

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Goleman, D. Emotional intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam

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Wl Gore

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Wl Gore

The organization that I have chosen to study is WL Gore. The company specializes in one technology -- a fluropolymer -- and finding adaptations for that technology to create consumer products, which it then either produces or licenses. The company's best-known product is Gore-Tex fabric, which is used in winter clothing and ski apparel, but there are many other products as well including guitar strings, Glide dental floss and synthetic vascular grafts (Hamel, 2012).

Unique Culture

WL Gore has a unique corporate culture, based on innovation. Using what they call a "lattice structure," the company has a non-hierarchical system based on interconnection between associates. There is a high level of individual accountability within the company. Innovation and creativity are two of the most important elements of the organization's strategy and therefore they are two of the most important elements in the organizational culture as well (WL Gore, 2014).…… [Read More]

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Caulkin, S. (2008). Gore-Tex gets made without managers. The Guardian. Retrieved April 30, 2014 from  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/nov/02/gore-tex-textiles-terri-kelly 

Edmonds, S. (2010). Learnings from W.L. Gore: Compensate for contribution. The Purposeful Culture Group. Retrieved April 30, 2014 from  http://drivingresultsthroughculture.com/learnings-from-w-l-gore-compensate-for-contribution/ 

Festejo, L. (2012). How organizational culture helps WL Gore drive innovation. Great Place to Work.com. Retrieved April 30, 2014 from  https://www.greatplacetowork.com/publications-and-events/blogs-and-news/973 

Hamel, G. (2013). Innovation democracy: WL Gore' original management model. Management Innovation Exchange Retrieved April 30, 2014 from  http://www.managementexchange.com/story/innovation-democracy-wl-gores-original-management-model
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leadership in the army

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The Army offers unparalleled opportunities for leadership development, and not just at the theoretical level but also at the practical and applied stages. Nowhere is leadership more important than in the military, which is why the principles taught in this course will continue to resonate with me as I progress in my career. While every lesson has something to offer, the modules on leadership theories and on ethics have proved especially helpful for me to gain insight into different styles and approaches. For example, Big Man theory, trait theory, and situational leadership theories all apply to the Army. Because I have a better understanding of the diversity of leadership styles, my attitudes about leadership have changed since taking this course. Some leaders are more effective as transactional managers, focused on specific tasks and goals, but lack the big picture vision that sets apart servant leaders and visionary leaders. I appreciate…… [Read More]

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Case of Religious Fanaticism at Harper's Ferry

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Midnight Rising

Religious beliefs were the sustaining platform for the positions on slavery of both Robert E. Lee and John Brown, although both men were compelled in disparate directions as a result of their faith. John Brown's Calvinist background shaped his perceptions about the sinfulness of slavery and his strict upbringing led him to believe that the sinful practice slavery would only be won through relentless battle. Robert E. Lee was raised an Episcopalian, a variable that supported his belief that slavery would exist until God ended the practice.

The nineteenth century male, as he might be characterized in a reductionist fashion, was the officially ordained head of his household, who was most likely to be spending considerable time away from the home -- in the corrupt realm of public enterprise. Decision-making was the purview of males, which naturally included standards for commerce, politics, civic roles, and home life. Life…… [Read More]

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Horwitz, Tony. Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War. New York, NY: Henry Hold & Company. 2011.

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Gore Culture

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Culture & Diversity

The organization profiled here will be W.L. Gore. The company basically has one product, and it creates its business by applying this product to a number of different consumer items, everything from guitar strings to outerwear to medical equipment and more.

The company is able to generate revenue by leveraging its core technology in a lot of different applications by emphasizing the important of innovation in the company culture -- it is critical that all employees are able to contribute to the innovation process at Gore.

The company's culture was defined by the founder Bill Gore, and is based on fostering personal initiative. There are no organizational charts, no chains of command and no predetermined channels of communication (WL Gore, 2014). This creates a unique culture where there is emphasis on the creation of personal networks, collaboration and on personal accountability for creating and maintaining one's role…… [Read More]

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Dyer, W. (2006). Culture and continuity in family firms. The Best of FBR II. Retrieved May 20, 2014 from https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/ffi.site-ym.com/resource/resmgr/best_of_fbr_english/bestoffbrii_dyer_cultureandc.pdf

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WL Gore (2014). A team-based, flat lattice organization. WL Gore. Retrieved May 20, 2014 from  http://www.gore.com/en_xx/aboutus/culture/index.html
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Branson Richard Branson Leads the Virgin Group

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Branson

Richard Branson leads the Virgin Group as an inspirational leader with a high amount of personal charisma. His views on doing business in an unconventional manner and believing in the power of motivation characterize his style as almost a servant leader. By meeting the needs of his employees, Branson is able to build a team around him that is willing to work hard to overcome obstacles. This paper will outline Branson's leadership style and assess whether that style might translate well to the American market.

Chapter 10 outlines three basic models of leadership. The first is traits leadership, which holds that characteristics of the individual can be used to determine whether or not that person would be an effective leader. Four traits that have been specifically identified are intelligence, maturity and breadth, achievement drive and integrity. A great leader, therefore, should have all four of these in abundance. Branson…… [Read More]

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Application Social Work Leadership Theories

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Social Work Leadership Theories and Areas of Application

Leadership Theories - Servant

The philosophy and collection of practices constituting the 'servant leadership' style enrich people's lives, improve organizations and, eventually, foster a kinder and fairer world. While the concept is ageless, the coining of the term "servant leadership" is attributed to obert K. Greenleaf, who cites it in his 1970 essay, The Servant as Leader. In his paper, Greenleaf states that servant-leaders are, first, servants. Leadership starts with one's inherent wish to serve. Subsequently, conscious choice generates the aspiration to lead. Such an individual sharply differs from the person who is, first, a leader, probably because of the latter's desire to procure material wealth or satisfy an abnormal power drive. Therefore, servant-first and leader-first types are positioned at two extremities of the continuum of leadership styles. Between the two, an endless assortment exists, forming part of human nature's infinite variety.…… [Read More]

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Cowles, T. B. (2015, December 7). Ten Strategies for Enhancing Multicultural Competency in Evaluation. Retrieved from Harvard Family Research Project:  http://www.hfrp.org/evaluation/the-evaluation-exchange/issue-archive/evaluation-methodology/ten-strategies-for-enhancing-multicultural-competency-in-evaluation
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Leadership and Advocacy Plan

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Leadership Theories

There are a number of theories of leadership that can be applied to my own personal development plan in counselling. I first look to servant leadership as a unique approach to leadership, wherein it is emphasized that the effect leader is one who facilitates greatness in others. The concept of servant leadership was developed by obert Greenleaf in the 1970s, and emphasizes the leader doing whatever is needed in order to ensure that everybody else can be at his or her absolute best (Greenleaf, 1977). Servant leaders are always the ones who are searching, listening and watching, so that they can learn about their organizations, the environment in which their organizations exist, and the people within their organizations. The servant leader then can make a determination about what is needed for the organization to thrive in that environment, but recognizes that one leader cannot succeed on his or…… [Read More]

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Boyle, C., Beardsley, R. & Hayes, M. (2004). Effective leadership and advocacy: Amplifying professional citizenship. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Vol. 68 (3) 1-5.

Fielder, C. (2000). Making a difference: Advocacy competencies for special education professionals. Allyn & Bacon: Needham Heights, MA