The Leadership Theory And Practice

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Leadership Theory and Practice Review of Subject Throughout the history of law enforcement, leaders have used many different styles to lead employees. From the early styles of Autocratic and Laissez-Faire to Participative (democratic), Transactional and Transformational leadership. Leadership within policing has evolved over the years in some organizations to a more participative style and yet there are still leaders who cling to an antiquated domineering style. Nothing is further from the truth than the events in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson unrest (also referred to just as Ferguson) was a series of protests and civil disorder that began the day after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer on August…show more content…
Leadership is said to deal with change, motivation, inspiration, and influence. Management deals more with maintaining equilibrium and the status quo. An important current development is to regard leadership as a long-term relationship, or partnership, between leaders and group members. A. Individual Level of Analysis At the individual level of analysis, leadership involves the study of learning, perception, creativity, motivation, personality, turnover, task performance, cooperative behavior, ethics, and cognition. No leadership style is right, wrong, or best for all situations. The most effective approach for a particular organization being dependent on: the skill levels, education and experience of the members of the organization; the type of work involved (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2013). An important characteristic of leadership is using human talents to grow performance, trust and integrity in employees and the organization (Daft, 2005). One’s personality plays a major role in the way they lead. Personality is a combination of traits (distinguishing personal characteristics) that classifies an individual’s behavior. Personality affects conduct as well as insight and attitudes. Knowing personalities helps explain and forecast others’ behavior and job performance (Lussier & Achua, 2004). The Big Five Model of Personality assesses whether a person is stronger in surgency, agreeableness, adjustment,
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