Leadership Analysis : President Of A Community Agency That Assists Traumatized Children And Their Families

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LEADERSHIP ANALYSIS 2 The leader I chose for analysis is the director of a community agency that assists traumatized children and their families. Bases of Power Transformational leadership as defined by Bass (as cited in Gellis, 2001) is composed of multiple, yet distinct parts “1. Charisma (idealized influence, attributes and behaviors) 2. Intellectual stimulation 3. Individual consideration and, 4. Inspirational motivation” (p. 18). In a study performed by Gellis (2001), 187 clinical social workers agreed that they preferred the style of transformational leadership, and the use of encouragement seen in the transformational style was cited as having a positive correlation with increased effort. Leader X uses the transformational leadership characteristic of charisma through leading by example, in turn influencing staff behaviors. She is intelligent and knowledgeable in her position and field, as evidenced by intellectual stimulation provided during formal and informal meetings. Lastly, individual consideration is given to staff for each situation presented, and she understands how to identify key personality traits and motivate individuals by tailoring it to their work style. French and Raven (as cited in Carli, 1999) developed five classifications for types of power: referent, expert, coercive, legitimate and reward. Carli (1999) describes legitimate power as “the extent that others believe that he or she has the right to exert influence over

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