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  • Theories Concerning Leadership And Leadership Styles
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    LEADERSHIP and MOTIVATION A) LEADERSHIP Under the topic Leadership and Motivation we will, first, build on the theoretical analyses of leadership and the development of this theory. Secondly, we will be observing the development of the motivation theory. Leadership is not an issue which has become apparent to us in the recent past. Perhaps it is an issue which has been highly regarded in public eyes in every stage of history. The first person Adam was a leader of his time, Moses, Jesus, Cesar an...
  • Transformational Leadership Theory
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    While I would like to believe I am a transformational leader, there are times I find that I demonstrate the characteristics of the transactional theory in my everyday practice in formal leadership roles. Transformational leadership theory, as I understand it as described by James Burns, 'looks for potential motives in followers, their needs, values, and morals' and 'involves attempts by leaders to move individuals to higher standards of moral responsibility'. James Fisher describes the transform...
  • Churchill's Democratic Participative Style Of Leadership
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    Leadership Definition There are lots of definitions and interpretations for the term LEADERSHIP. One is "A relationship through which one person influences the behaviour or actions of other people" (Mullins, L.J. 2002, Management and Organisational Behaviour, 6th Edition, FT Publishing, p 904). Another popular definition would be, "the process of influencing an organization or groups within an organization in its efforts towards achieving a goal" (Johnson, Scholes & Whittington, 2005, Exploring ...
  • Last Situational Leadership Theories
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    Without getting into a long discussion about what leadership is, (although it is a topic that can be discussed for a long time) it is sufficient to state that for the purpose of this paper, "leadership" will be considered "the art of influencing and motivating others in the manner chosen by the leader" (Vroom). Using such a broad definition it is rather easy to assume that the effective leadership may depend on the leader, as well as on his followers, the situation, or any combination of the sta...
  • Situational Leadership Theory
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    The Hersey-Blanchard Situational Theory One of the most widely followed leadership models is the situational leadership theory of Paul Heresy and Kenneth Blanchard. Situational Leadership Theory is a contingency theory that focuses on the followers. Leadership will be successful when the leadership style used is appropriate for the level of the follower's maturity. This emphasis on the followers reflects sociological arguments that it is the followers who accept or reject the leader. Thus leader...
  • Leadership Style A Leader
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    First off every manager should know that being a manager does not automatically make you a leader. "Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing". (Handy 1993) The position of a leader can be developed in four main theories. The first being the traits that an individual has this theory is based on the belief that people are born with essentially a leadership gene having personality traits that make them more of a natural leader then others. This is the m...
  • Research Findings On Transformational Leadership
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    An Analysis Of "Transformational Leadership And Than Analysis Of "Transformational Leadership And The Performance Of Research And Development Project Groups' An Analysis of "Transformational Leadership and the Performance of Research and Development Project Groups' "Transformational Leadership and the Performance of Research and Development Project Groups' is a technical analysis of the use of transformational leadership in a research and development (R&D) environment. Transformational leadershi...

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