The Bureaucratic Approaches Of Leadership

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“Leadership is the process of directing, controlling, motivating, and inspiring staff towards the realization of stated organizational goals.” (Clegg, Kornberger & Pitsis 2011, p. 126). The bureaucratic approaches of leadership were task performance alone, however, post-bureaucratic approaches are now focused on employee participation, satisfaction and transformation. “Ethics is understood as reflecting on and recommending concepts of right and wrong behaviour” (Clegg, Kornberger & Pitsis 2011, p. 404). In businesses now days it seems as though the financial aspect and ethical conduct can not be united, therefore, one aspect must be compromised for the other one to be achieved successfully. As a leader in the post-bureaucratic era it is…show more content…
The GLOBE project stands for Global Leadership and Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness research project which encompasses quantitative and qualitative methods to discover the findings of how the relationship of organizational culture, leadership and societal culture. This project includes many aspects of ethics and corporate social responsibilities through the way leaders deal with balancing the properties of the financial side of a business and behavioral side. “National cultures are examined in terms of nine dimensions: performance orientation, future orientation, assertiveness, power distance, humane orientation, institutional collectivism, in-group collectivism, uncertainty avoidance, and gender egalitarianism” (Journal of World Business, 2002. Pp. 3-10). This project involves over 170 researchers from around 61 cultures around the world resulting in the findings of many different forms of leadership; some contributing to ethics and corporate social responsibility and some not.
Many of the leadership styles rival positive transformational approaches such as inventiveness; self-sacrifice, mediation and authoritativeness are all common across all cultures. Universally recognized leadership styles across all cultures include; charismatic/value-based, team – orientated, humane and participative leadership. All leadership styles used must take into account all cultural differences and values. The intent of the GLOBE
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