Leadership Styles From The Point Of View

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The articles under analysis explore leadership styles from the point of view of their relation to gender (Merchant, 2012) and personality (Yahaya et al., 2011). Merchant (2012) provides a valuable research, which is focused on gender as the major determinant of leadership styles in individuals. Providing an analysis of literature, Merchant (2012) indicates that “many studies analyzing the intersection of gender and influence tactics have resulted in mixed finding” (p. 24). It proves the argument that gender stereotypes play a major role in attributing particular roles for females and males on the basis of their biological sex and what is expected of them. Whereas Merchant (2012) does not present a particular argument on the topic, the research of Yahaya et al. (2011) is more accurate in terms of justifying the impact of personality and character traits on leadership styles. Based on the results of their own analysis, Yahaya et al. (2011) concluded that there is a strong connection between transformational and transactional leadership and power style and leadership personality. For example, the researchers provide an example of extroverts, the personality which is considerably important for transformational leadership, because “such characteristics play an important role in influencing, persuading, and mobilizing others and are argued to be important for transformational leaders” (Yahaya et al., 2011, p. 9641).
My understanding of leadership did not change much after reading…
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