Within an international organization, the choice of leadership is highly important to build a successful organization. There are two types of leadership, which includes transformational and transactional leadership. This essay will examine the advantages and disadvantages of transformational leadership and how Apple has used leadership to build a successful organization. Steve jobs, the former CEO of Apple Company, and a transformational leader took a small computer company and transformed it into a huge electronic company, which is now the most popular brand, and one of the largest companies in the world.
Leadership is necessary in all organizations in order for its objectives to be achieved. Leadership is the procedure of motivating people to behave in specific ways in order to attain certain goals. Leadership is about making decisions to achieve an organisational objective and helping to establish the ‘style’ and ‘culture’ of an organisation- “the way it operates”. (Hannagan, 2008) A leader should be able to look forward and identify the ways ahead. This means that leaders should have followers and should be able to share collective goals with them. Leaders decide ‘where we are going’ and influence people to take that particular direction, rather than describe ‘how we are going to get there’. (Hannagan, 2008)
There are certain qualities, which are the key to a leaders success. First of all, leaders should be enthusiastic about their work and should have the courage to
Transformational leaders encourage group work, as they connect each follower’s identity and self to the project and collective identity of the corporation. They are role models for other staff and this inspires them and makes them
Leadership is a facet of management. It is just one of the many assets a successful manager must possess. The main aim of a manager is to maximize the output of the organization through administrative implementation. To achieve this managers must undertake the four functions of management: planning, organization, leading and controlling. In some cases leadership is just one important component of the leading function. Predpall (1994) said, "Leaders must let vision, strategies, goals, and values be the guide-post for action and behavior rather than attempting to control others". In some circumstances, leadership is not required. For example, self-motivated groups may not require a single leader and may find leaders dominating. The fact that a leader is not always required proves that leadership is just an asset and is not essential.
Devine and Winter (2012, p. 25) state, “there is nothing magical about leadership, and there is nothing magical about teaching it or learning it.” They go on to define leadership as the ability to influence those who work for you to want to accomplish and strive to reach organizational goals and objectives. Those who influence others must understand the theories of motivation so that these theories can be applied, communicated and taught in order to motivate followers (Devine and Winter, 2012). Different from supervision, leadership implores the desires of those around you to want to succeed in meeting a goal through you the leader’s motivational abilities.
As the study of leadership has expanded over the past decades, a general shift in the paradigm of leadership style has begun to occur. The male dominated workforce has started to give way to a far more diversified workplace, with increasing numbers of women and minorities in leadership positions. This shift, resultantly, is causing a move away from the traditional leadership styles, with more focus given to contemporary leadership theories. For example, in a recent TED Talk Roselinde Torres discussed the shortcomings of leadership styles that were effective twenty years ago, but are now proving to be lacking (Horvath, 2014). In her speech, Torres suggests that a transition away from traditional leadership styles could increase the performance and diversity of organizations. The divisive effects of this transition is significantly apparent in the American fire service, as the profession continues to move from a homogeneous workforce into a culture striving for diversity. As more women continue to rise into leadership roles within the fire service, the influence and impact of transactional versus transformational leadership contributes to the effectiveness of minority leaders. This paper will reflect on how this influence relates to the effectiveness of female leaders within the fire service.
I have been requested to lead a Task Force to include myself and hospital staff, community leaders, and law enforcement. With the recent death of two intoxicated inmates and jail overcrowding, law enforcement are now giving arrestees an option of being transported to our local emergency room or to be taken to jail. Prior to the two inmates’ death, our hospital’s emergency room has not been involved with the issue of overcrowding jail cells. With this new implementation, our hospital and staff members have expressed concerns that we would like addressed. To resolve this conflict, I propose that we identify and analyze the underlying factors that have caused the change, for each of us to offer ideas to modify and change the current situation,
This connection paper reflects the courses I have taken throughout my study at Concordia University. In the analysis of this connection paper, I am going to review the various courses of study I have completed. In retrospect of the concept of effective leadership I have learned, there is an underlying issue; many professionals are experiencing due to the different viewpoint of politicians and school leaders in our community. The results of this connection will show the aspect of transactional leadership in any organizational setting. Transactional leadership Identifies and critique the dominant theories of social change and education, including the various assumptions embedded in conceptualizations of transformation. Therefore, it cultivates the ability to question, deconstruct, and then reconstruct knowledge in the interest of transformational learning (Mezirow,1991).
During the past three decades, transformational leadership has helped to transform the workforce. The need for this type of inspirational style was recognized and explored in an original work called Leadership by James Macgregor Burns (1978). Burns believed that transformational leadership was a collaborative process that served to raise the morals and motivations of everyone involved (Leadership, 1978, 19). This type of leader works to inspire others with a goal or plan for the future. According the Marquis and Huston (2015) one of the key aspects of this style is the ability to empower others
Throughout history, there have been many great leaders. Each of them had/has their own leadership style, which made them a prominent leader. According to Smith (2008), “not all good leaders are the same because they each possess a different characteristic, which makes them the great leader that they are/were. We might say that each is an excellent leader with certain characteristics that make them so, however, when we compare those characteristics with the characteristics of other good leaders; we might discover that instead of a set pattern there is a wide range of characteristics—in both nature and intensity.” Some leaders are considered either transactional leaders or transformational leaders. Transactional leaders, according to Weiss (2011), “perform more routine, but essential leadership and managerial tasks. Transactional leader’s schedule, control, plan, and work with subordinates on detailed tasks.” Transformational leaders inspire, influence, move, and literally transform followers to achieve organizational goals beyond their self-interests (Burns, 1978), thus initiating and bringing about positive change (Weiss, 2011). In this paper, I will be discussing Martin Luther King and explain what style of leadership Martin Luther King, Jr. had, whether transformational or transactional, what type of leadership characteristics Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrates, and what aspects of servant leadership Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibits.
This paper summarizes the article written by Cam Caldwell, Rolf D. Dixon, Larry A. Floyd, Joe Chaudoin, Johnathan Post, and Gaynor Cheokas regarding the need for a new type of leadership in today’s social work environment, defined as Transformative leadership. The article itself varies in the definition, however in a broad sense Transformative leadership is maintaining good moral standing and sound business ethics among employees and individuals inside and outside the workplace. However, in order to reach this theoretical level of business related moral and ethical leadership known as
Transformational leadership taps into the motives of followers in order to reach their goals, while transactional focuses on the exchanges that occur between leaders and followers (Northouse, 2013). The branches of the military in general would be considered transactional leadership organizations. This type of leadership encourages followers to perform tasks at a high level in order to achieve advancement or increase in pay or rank. Conversely, transformational leadership would be focused on creating a connection between the leader and the followers, in order to perform tasks in such a way as to increase the feeling of morality in both the leader and the follower (Northouse, 2013). Panorama did not exhibit any behavior that tried to motivate Bailey to feel a connection to him. Instead, Panorama tried to intimidate, coerce, and punish Bailey to execute the tasks he was required to perform.
The idea of leadership has transformed throughout the years to encompass varying aspects of leadership approaches, leadership types and the like. According to Summerfield (2014), C. F. Rauch and O. Behling, quote leadership as: Leadership is the process of influencing the activities of an organized group toward goal achievement. Given its broad definition, leadership is understood to have different meanings when applied to diverse situations. For example, there are different types of approaches to leadership, including adaptive and transformative leadership. Adaptive leadership refers to the manner in which leaders are able to encourage and prepare people to deal with change. On the other hand, transformational leadership incorporates
For this paper, we were asked if we saw ourselves as a transactional leader or a transformational leader. This was a tough question. When I held managerial positions, I would not have my worker do anything I would not do. I would work beside my workers and encourage them along with overseeing their work. Overall I feel I am a mixture of both leader styles. I will discuss why below.
This is an analysis of the two different managers with different perception in an organization. The two managers are categorised as transformational leaders and transactional leaders. Transformational leadership is a type of leadership style that can inspire positive changes who follow. Transformational leaders are generally enthusiastic and passionate who helps all the group members to succeed in group (Cherry, 2014).
Leadership is a key role in a businesses being successful. There are many types of approaches towards being a leader. There are transactional leaders, those who promote compliance and focus on supervision and group performance. Then there are transformational leaders, who emphasize motivation and moral by leaders and follower moving forward together. Different business types require different types of leadership styles. This paper will look into the hospitality business and determine which type of leader and what theories best fit for a leader in this particular type of business. We will take a closer look into a local restaurant to see what type of leadership they posses and determine if it is a good match.