The Leader Member Exchange Theory

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Within in this research paper, elaboration on the Leader-Member Exchange theory will be provided in regards to leadership. The research will pertain to organizational change, behaviors and characteristics of both the leader and followers, situational characteristics that could be applied to this particular theory, as well as the LMX theory in action from a personal standpoint. Organizational Change LMX in regards to organizational change would be a rather unpleasant transition. Being that there are two segregated groups and according to (cite cheol) the out group already feels the emotional and mental strain of being under a leader utilizing the LMX model, chaos and confusion would ensue. No doubt that both teams would be made aware of the coming changes, however the in group would get more of an in depth explanation of the changes and the leaders vision for the changes would be explained in greater details. Out group members would find this time to be more challenging than usual due to being ostracized and performing grunt work to now take on the task of implementing organizational changes from a leader that is compelled to only divulge certain information with those he or she deems most alike. With organizational change with the LMX theory, an emotional approach to change would be best. An emotional approach will allow leaders to develop and articulate a vision of the future, heighten the emotions of the followers, and empower followers to act on their vision (Hughes,
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