Ethical Leadership Styles As Tools For Influencing Organizational Culture

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss ethical leadership styles as tools for influencing organizational culture while respecting the diversity of cultures embodied by employees. The variety of leadership styles are because of the cultural influences, people of different cultures have diverse beliefs and expectations about what is perceived as effective leadership (Jogulu, 2010). Due to the global environment were organizations operate, it is necessary to identify leadership models that will work within the various cultures in the organization. Therefore, the need to analyze different leadership models under the different cultures to select one that works best. Selecting a leadership model that works across cultures is a challenging preposition, one that will be address in this paper.
Perception of use of power, influence, and authority
“Authority is generally seen as a special form of power, which refers to the ability to influence outcomes through force, coercion or persuasion, and through legitimate or non-legitimate means. Power is typically understood as a process or force that helps to integrate society or maintain social order, especially when there are disagreements or social cleavages that might make it difficult for people to get along” (Howson, 2009). The perception of use of power, influence, and authority varies by culture. Depending on the culture, individual power is established by making decisions independently, while in other individuals with power…
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