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LEADERSHIP & PROESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................................................................1
DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP.........................................................................................................1
Meaning of leadership.......................................................................................................................1
Definition of Leadership....................................................................................................................1
LEADERSHIP THEORIES...................................................................................................................2
Trait theory........................................................................................................................................2
Trait leadership model...................................................................................................................3
Criticism of Trait leadership..........................................................................................................4
Implications of trait theory of leadership.......................................................................................4
Behavioural theory............................................................................................................................4
Behavioural leadership model........................................................................................................5
Criticism of Behavioural theory.....................................................................................................6
Situational or Contingency theory.....................................................................................................7
Fiedler’s Contingency model.........................................................................................................7
Criticism of Contingency model....................................................................................................9
CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP...............................................9
Justification of selecting and reflecting of transformational leadership.............................................9
Components of transformational leadership....................................................................................10
Steps for development of skills related to transformational leadership............................................11
Criticism of Transformational leadership........................................................................................11
CONCLUSION...................................................................................................................................12
REFERENCES....................................................................................................................................13
TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1: A Model of Leader Attributes and Leader Performance............................................3
Figure 2: The Blake Mouton Managerial Grid..........................................................................5
Figure 3: Least-Preferred Co-Worker Scale..............................................................................8
Figure 4: Breakdown of Most Effective Leader Style...............................................................9
INTRODUCTION
Intodays’fastgrowingworld,leadershipplaysthemostvaluableaswellas
highlighted role. The leadership is no more considered as a simple role for taking many
crucial decisions rather it needs a personality that can influence the performance within the
organization. All across the world, leadership has a history right from the Egypt to top
business schools. Numerous research studies have been conducted in past for understanding
the complexity of the role of leadership (Hersey and Kenneth, 2009). Many a times,
leadership was misjudged and was supposed to be personality trait which can be learned with
the passage of time. Thus, the current research study will focus on more in relation with the
definition, types, history, strength and weaknesses of leadership. It will also elaborate the
importance of leadership and provide brief overview of three different leadership theories.
Further, the adopted leadership model, its implication as well as criticism will be discussed in
the present research report. Finally, critical analysis of transformational leadership will be
done. The viewpoint of different scholars will be assessed thoroughly and evaluation will be
carried out critically.
DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP
Meaning of leadership
Leadershipis being referredas the pursuit which includesleadingas well as
organizing the group of people within the organization and follows their will. It encompasses
varied kind of set ups from leading the teams by setting clear motives and vision, knowledge
and balancing the conflicts of diverse opinions, offering clear information and addressing the
interest of all the stakeholders. Further, leadership can also be reflected in different parts of
lives right from the personal and family to corporate firms, religion, politics, government
services, sports and military which has been regarded as an essential part of the community
since the human civilization to modern era (Northouse, 2004). Trends has not been changed
however the overall concept of leadership has changed and it has been clear that varied
people have diverse views in regards with leaders and their style of leading.
Definition of Leadership
With the concise definition, different authors, scholars and even leaders cannot
explain leadership. According to Bass and Stogdill, leadership is an art of leading people
towards carrying out right things consistently according to the set vision and aiming to
include everyone for the common objective (Bass and Stogdill, 2000). Further, John Gardner
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