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Leadership Style Running Head LEADERSHIP STYLE Leadership Style Guy Hall BUS 610 Professor Kathryn KingMetters February 8 2010 Leadership Style In this paper I will discuss the facets involved in developing leadership styles and what leadership styles are based upon within various organizations Leadership style is the manner and approach a leader used in providing direction motivating people and implementing plans In this lesson learning about the variety of leadership styles I have been able to take something positive away from each style Furthermore throughout this paper I will use examples along with discussing the strategies and interventions that can be applied to motivating people to accomplish goals My personal favorite of the leadership styles is the quotparticipative leadership stylequot and the primary probable choice for me to use when in a leadership role For instance I learned from each style there would be relevant events given the work environment and situation at hand for the proper style Because there are times where management must utilize a combination of leadership styles necessary to reach a common objective and goal The text stated First effective leaders possess and use more than one style of leadership as this is necessary for having overall effective leadership as well as Managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the different categories of leader behavior outlined in path goal theory and to try new behaviors when the situation calls for them Kinicki p356 2009 In addition with this information the author concluded by saying that Second a small set of employee characteristics and environmental factors are relevant contingency factors Kinicki p356 2009 Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction implementing plans and motivating people An online article described leadership style by stating 2 Leadership Style The good leader in other words must understand what motivates those he or she wishes to lead Murray 2010 All the different styles authoritarian or autocratic participative or democratic and delegating have the applicability Like for instance using an authoritarian style on a new employee who is just learning the job this style would be appropriate The leader is competent and a good instructor and the employee is motivated to learn a new skill in a new environment Now an opportunity to use a participative style would be with a team of workers who know their jobs The leader knows the problem but does not have all the information the employees know their jobs and want to become part of the team However in the case of a worker who knows more about the job than you using a delegate style would be more effective The employee needs to take ownership of her or his job In addition the situation might call for you to be at other places doing other things It was stated in the text that Managers are advised to modify their leadership style to fit these various employee and task characteristics Kinicki p356 2009 and this tells me that leadership style should not be assigned however it should be learned based on a particular environment There is a difference in ways leaders approach their employee In an online article the author stated Leadership for community requires a mindset and actions supporting open communication an ability to bring people together in a shared vision and a desire to keep individuals joined in a pursuit greater than themselves Ristau 2009 Positive leaders use rewards such as education independence etc to motivate employees While negative employers emphasize penalties While the negative approach has a place in a leader39s repertoire of tools it must be used carefully due to its high cost on the human 3 Leadership Style spirit In conclusion leadership is a process by which a person in uences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent The good leaders develop through a neverending process of self study education training and experience and the most effective leadership style is one that best suits an individual It is imperative knowing culture is important and should be measured just as an online article implied by stating The biggest difference is culture leadership style is more effective if you listen first and try to understand what the culture is and try to understand why they do things try to understand what it is they want to achieve Changing the culture in many cases will be part of the strategy Alleyne 2009 In addition the styles in this week s lesson help inspire workers into higher levels of teamwork and do not come naturally but are acquired through continual work and study 4 Leadership Style References Alleyne S 2009 August Lessons in Leadership Black Enterprise 401 47 Retrieved February 6 2010 from ABIINFORM Global Kinicki A and Kreitner R 2009 Custom book for Ashford Organizational Behavior Organizational Key Concepts Skills and Best Practices United States The McGraW Hill Companies Inc Retrieved February 5 2010 Murray Alan 2010 February 4 Which of These Six Leadership Styles Works Best Wall Street Journal Online page 1 Retrieved February 6 2010 from ABIINFORM Global Ristau K 2009 February Leadership is Not a StyleIt39s a Quality Momentum 40 1 96 Retrieved February 6 2010 from Research Library
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