Contemporary Issues Of Leadership : Paradox Of Strength Based Leadership

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Contemporary issues in leadership: paradox of strength based leadership
Leadership is the most practiced aspect of an organization but yet the most dynamic and complex phenomenon. Humans are gregarious beings and tend to consciously or unconsciously form groups whenever they meet. Much scholarly work have been in human extraversion in informal groups but yet changing time and behavior demand that groups be considered for their particular qualities in its environment in a time that information about the group is required. This is because groups are dynamic and so is leadership. Chemers (1997) defined leadership as a process of social influence where one person can influence others to contribute willingly to the achievement of a common goal (Chemers, 1997). We are living in an error of complication and leaders are feeling the weight of coexistences of workers of different generations (Zemke, et al., 2000).
Some scholars regard leadership as social aspect and leaders are required to have exceptional social skills while others adduce abstract qualities like intelligence, adjustment, extraversion, conscientiousness, and general self-efficacy. Strength-based leadership is a new phenomenon that has been given great attention lately. This task will discuss the paradox of strength-based leadership and choices employers are faced with. Is there value in adopting this leadership concept?
Many theoretical models of leadership have not had many implementations because they lack…
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