Effectiveness Of Leadership Skills & Styles At Team Level Management Position

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Successful leading and managing subordinates is highly dependent on a variety of factors such as leader-follower relations, leadership styles and situational factors (Reynolds & Rogers, 2003). An effective leader should also be flexible, innovative and wisely use his/her power statics to improve organizational performance (Crutchfield & Roughton, 2013; Davidson, 2012; Norton, 2010). Based on these concepts, this report aims to explore the effectiveness of leadership skills & styles at team level management position in maximizing team performance in Real Estate Industry, especially in H&T Reality Pty Ltd. H&T Reality Pty Ltd is one of the leading companies in property development and investment solutions. They are committed to deliver high…show more content…
Since the turnover rate is constantly high, real estate companies are reluctant to invest in training program. Consequently, the new employees’ competencies are relatively low, resulting in low chance of success. This is also due to the characteristics of real estate sales such as non-routine, irregular work hours and income, lead to high turnover rate (Webb & Seiler, 2001). According to Terry ZHANG, H&T realty Pty Ltd also has the same problem, and he, as a training coordinator, is trying to lower the turnover rate by using his leadership tactics to increase team cohesiveness and overall performance. 3. Literature review The contingency leadership theory proposed by Fiedler illustrated that the leader’s contribution to organizational performance is highly dependent on situational factors: namely, Leader-Member Relations, Task Structure and Leader’s Power; among which, leader-member relations is prior to other factors in determine leaders’ effectiveness (Ayman, Chemers, & Fiedler, 1995). Leader-Member Relations refers to the degree to which the team achieves cohesiveness and the leader’s willingness to support the team (Ilgen & O 'Brien, 1973). Leader-Member Relations plays a vital role in influencing team performance, because if leader and followers were not in good relations, both parties’ moral would be affected, which indicates a
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