The Theories Of Leadership And Management

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I have just been appointed to organise a small team in a large corporate organization. As I am new to this role I have been provided with the assistance of a mentor.

In the first meeting I realised that to have a useful discussion with the mentor I should study the concepts and theories related to management and leadership so I can properly make the notes that would help in proper discussion with the mentor. For this reason I studied different articles and make notes that consist of:


In this report I will discuss the four leadership theories that include leader-member exchange theory, path-goal theory, transactional-transformational theory and the
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The need of power in this theory is defined as persons who know that they need freedom to carry out their performances, and they are more able to better compete in the working environment by using their leadership skills. Last in this theory is the concept of self esteem, in which people know that they have the value and they are the actual power of the organization this term also positively relates towards the better organizational performance. (Changing, 2013) Secondly in our notes we discuss The Path-Goal Theory of Leadership it is originated to show the way that how leaders motivate and assist their followers in chasing and reaching their goals they have been organized by organizing the way so they can clearly and easily meet their destinations. Leaders mostly make the part of their followers clear so they can easily meet their destination. Leaders also vanish the hurdles in their paths, and for the motivation of their followers they arrange the rewards. leaders can take strict or easy approach in this manner they can either use directive approach or just give the ambiguous hints, they can either clear all hurdles from the path or assist the followers in moving over the big hurdles, they may either give rewards on events or make their followers embedded with rewards these all measures can be taken by leaders in order to clarify the paths. These changes in approach will depend on the occasions, capabilities of subordinates and their
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