The Field Of Organizational Behavior And Leadership

1896 WordsOct 17, 20148 Pages
Introduction “Leadership is the most important topic in the world today. . . It plays such a pervasive role that it is easy to overlook its impact on our day-to-day behaviors” (Hughes, Ginnett, & Curphy, 2012, p. 609). For this reason, it makes sense to study this subject in detail. Man does this so he can understand how to reproduce the processes and achieve the outcomes of great leadership. Even though leadership is thought of as a science, it is also an art which does not rely on solid facts, figures, hypothesis or theories—sometimes it’s just a gut feeling or an intuition one gets when the situation presents itself. As a leader, one must use intuitive instincts as well as facts and reason because leadership is complex and requires the use of many different action and behaviors in order influence others. Overview This paper explores topics from the field of organizational behavior and leadership. Part one of this paper provides my personal definition of leadership and the rationale behind the definition. Next, is the discussion of virtual teams and leadership, an emerging issue of leadership in the study of organizational behavior. Part two will highlight what I gained from this course, how I might apply what I learned and conclude with my personal plan of action. Part I Definition of Leadership. My definition of leadership is taken directly from the U.S Army; “influencing others to accomplish a mission, while taking care of people and improving the
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