Leadership Theories And Areas Of Application

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Leadership Theories and Areas of Application Leadership Theories The multicultural concept and path goal approach are two leadership approaches that are vital for the field of social work. In America, the country is made up of different races and ethnicities and is viewed as the most diverse country in the world. If social workers in this country used an ethnocentrism approach, then we would be a country divided instead of united, and only assist individuals who provide the opportunity for personal gain (Potocky, M. 1997). For example, if I only choose to assist African American women, then my goal to help them has more to do with their similarities to me, instead of being focused on the client, holistically. In Social work, no one gets…show more content…
The environment is a fast paced, stressful, and dangerous. The leaders of the screening center need not to easily crack under pressure, be able to work in a fast paced and loud environment, and be able to use the best judgment when involved in a crisis and use different approaches in different situations. In this theory a leadership style is identified and in my environment the primary leadership style is transformational. The leaders inspire their individuals to achieve greatness and make the best decisions individually and collectively. At this screener center the leaders and team members are very aware of each team member’s strengths and weaknesses, which helps us operate better. Transformation leaders already focus on motivating others, and this theory focuses on the factors that will help the team expand and reach the goal at hand (Schriesheim, Castro, Zhou, & DeChurch, L. A. 2006). In social work it is important to have leaders who can motivate team members and promote change as working towards a specific goal. The multicultural approach is also important at the screening center, because we assess a diverse population and we have to take in consideration that something like believing that a family member from the dead can visit a person may be considered a delusion in one culture and reality in the other (Levine, 1999). It is important to set aside one’s own beliefs about religion politics and other topics that
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