BUS610 Wk4 Disc1
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What style of leadership is the most effective in leading an organization Is it important to be wellliked or are results all that matter Cite examples that support your conclusions Respond to the observations of at least two of your peers for this post When it comes to being a leader the most important factor is how effective the leader is at motivating a group while keeping them focused on the overall goal To do this a leader can take a few approaches that have been found to be effective some based largely on the situation at hand and others based on some predetermined set of personality traits required Some theorists believe as Baack 2012 states that quotcertain personality traits can predict the chances that an individual will be promoted to a leadership rolequot The Big Five Personality Traits para 9 Other theorists believe that the ability to be an effective leader is closely related to the situation he or she nds themselves in whether it be more acceptable to guide the followers or to lead with strength and conviction In some industries the younger workforce and differing approaches to productivity have lead to changes in how leadership style is applicable In an article about the effectiveness of situational leadership Zhang et al 2014 as cited by Haibin amp Shanshi 2014 state that young workers are becoming the main labor force in transitional China and seeking more autonomy Directive behavior is not popular with this demographic group Leaders have to adjust their leadership behavior accordingly to t the changing values of young employeesquot p 1731 This is a prime example of how the leadership style needs to cater more to the situation as opposed to a static approach The proper leadership style therefore is applicable more to the situation given than any proven successful theory The main reason behind this reasoning is the vast differences in leadership situations and the necessity to be exible to match the needs of those situations For example a company that produces computer chips on an assembly line necessitating a zero margin of error would be best t with a leader that keeps a close eye on the production statistics ensuring each employee is doing their job as efficient as possible On the other hand a company that provides artistic pieces of furniture is probably better off with a leader that focuses more on the employee happiness and satisfaction otherwise known as an employeecentered behavior by the University of Wisconsin Study Baack 2012 Either style is probably appropriate in the corresponding situation but not all the time References Baack D 2012 Organizational behavior San Diego CA Bridgepoint Education Inc Retrieved from httpscontentashford edubooksAUBUS61012 2 HAIBIN L amp SHANSHI L 2014 EFFECT OF SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND EMPLOYEE READINESS MATCH ON ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR IN CHINA Social Behavior amp Personality An International Journal 4210 17251732 doi102224sbp201442101725
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