Assignment - Leadership Management

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Leadership: Process andManagement
ContentsINTRODUCTION.....................................................................................................................................2MAIN BODY...........................................................................................................................................3CONCLUSION.........................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES..........................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONLeadership style play an important role in growth and success of an organisation as itguides and motivate employees to perform in right direction and give their maximum effortsand contribution towards achievement of desired goals and objectives. For this, leader shouldhave skills and capabilities to adopt suitable leadership styles at workplace so as to get workdone from others in more effective and efficient manner. The present essay is based on theimportance of leadership theories and among which one suitable theory which can evaluatethe claim that “Leaders are not like other people”. The present essay defines the role of powerand influence, the leader-follower relationship and the value of reflectivity for leaders.MAIN BODYLeadership concept has defined by various authors and practitioners but in generalterms; it is defined as the relationship in which the actions or behaviours get influenced byone person. According toYukl (2013), the process of understanding others and get workdone from others in more effective and efficient way is known as leadership.Individuals and organisations get influences by the leadership due to having two-wayprocess. In order to make their followers more capable to functions more appropriately,leaders encourage their follower and design organisational contexts. It an individual or groupof individuals provide their maximum efforts to achieve desired goals then the overallperformance level of company are automatically enhanced. Leadership cannot exist without aleader and one or more followers(Biddle, 2013).Leadership tool immediate actions on thebehalf of its followers. Leadership is very much depends on the follower’s behaviour whichis determined and goal oriented in some kind of organised setting. To support this, there arehuge theoretical literature is available in order to describe the style of leadership and itsimpact on the organisation which is determined as under:Great Man theory of leadership is mainly emphasis on the two assumptions. Oneassumption is that the leaders are born with inherited traits and qualities and other one is thatthe great leaders can arise when there is a great need. Such kind of theory of leadership wasdeveloped in the 19thcentury by historian Thomas Carlyle with an intention of praisinghistoric heroes that leader is an individual who have an effective traits and qualities as giftedby birth and has ability to capture the imagination of the masses. In the past, such theory isapplicable on the males only due to having perception that males have leader skills and traits
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