The Challenges Of Leadership During The Modern World

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Bennis, W. (2007). The challenges of leadership in the modern world: introduction to the special issue. American Psychologist, 62(1), 2-5 This article covers a survey of contemporary trends in leadership. The aim of the author is to develop an understanding of the various challenges that contemporary leaders face so as to come up with effective theoretical models to resolve those challenges. Among the major challenges of leadership, Bennis notes that leadership of human institution is one. The article suggests that effective leadership is “grounded in a relationship … a tripod - a leader or leaders, followers, and the common goal they want to achieve” (Bennis, 2007, p. 3-4). This article is important to the discussion because it not only…show more content…
In other words, enhanced employee creativity leads to improved performance. The article also links employee creativity to transformation leadership. The authors contend that results of their study indicate that transformational leadership is a precursor of “positive employee learning orientation and employee creativity” (Gong et al., 2009, p. 775). This article is important because it draws a relationship between leadership and employee creativity. Judge, T. A., Woolf, E. F., Hurst, C. & Livingston, B. (2006). Charismatic and transformational leadership: a review and agenda for future research. Organizational Psychology, 50(4), 203-214 In their article, Judge et al. (2006) review the context and significance of charismatic and transformational leadership in the contemporary leadership environment. The article acknowledges that the leadership approach taken by an organization is crucial in determining how effective, and efficiently they achieve their objectives. Further, the article appreciates the importance of transformational leadership because it is "universal, generalizing across cultures” (Judge et al., 2006, p. 209). This article is important to the discussion. It not only reviews transformational and charismatic leadership theories, which are essential to employee creativity, but also focuses on the emerging challenge of workplace diversity in the context of rapid globalization. Khan, S. N.
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