Leadership Theories : Transformational V. Servant

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Leadership Theories
Transformational v. Servant

Since the beginning of recorded history, leadership has been one of, if not the most important elements in the success or failure of an endeavor. This is whether it involved a prehistoric hunting party or ruling the Roman Empire. Today, leadership is recognized as a vital factor in an organization’s quest to be productive and profitable. For an organization to be competitive and achieve optimum success in the 21st century, it is vital that they employ effective leaders that will be able to communicate their vision and goals, motivate their employees and develop trusting and loyal relationships with its stakeholders. There is no one or best way to accomplish this mission. There have been numerous leadership theories and styles which have been developed over time which can enable leaders to choose which method would be most effective for them in establishing collaborative working relationships and a respectful team environment in a group setting (Landis, Eric A; Hill, Deborah; Harvey, Maurice R, 2014).
Fast changing advances in technology, along with an evolution of thought about the basics of leadership relationships requires a change of people’s mindset. Leadership theories and styles have had to also evolve to achieve the best outcomes for their organization. Over time, these styles have been developed and classified under various theories. These theories evolved as new information is learned. A theory may deliver a…
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