There have been numerous theories surrounding leadership, which attempt to explain which form is most effective in the workplace. A universalistic approach was once used to rationalize leadership and it was believed that successful leaders possessed certain common abilities and traits. However, today due to external factors such as globalization and advanced technologies, there has been an evolution towards a new paradigm of leadership. Subordinates want to feel empowered and engaged at the workplace and often the behaviors and relationships between leaders and their subordinates become important to understand in order to fully understand effective leadership. Contingency theories have been developed in which people began to look at the behavior of leaders in specific situations. Two such contingency theories are: Path-Goal and Hershey and Blanchard’s Situational Theory.
Leadership is important because it helps followers reach a common goal. There have been several studies based on effective leadership. The definition of leadership has evolved over the years adapting to the different views of the world. Leaders have influence on their followers they are looked up to.
Path-goal leadership is demonstrates how leaders can lead subordinates along the path to their goals. The four approaches to this are directive, supportive, participative and achievement-oriented. Directive leadership, “characterized a leader
The belief of leadership is constantly changing, with many theories and frameworks available. Today’s organizations face ever-increasing change, which includes increased patient demands and work needs, which requires a more adaptive flexible leadership that is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century. Leadership theory and philosophy can be divided into several well-known styles. Within this paper, we will discuss the basis of autocratic, democratic, laissez faire, servant, charismatic, transformational, and situational styles of leadership within the nursing profession, then conclude the writer’s personal philosophies of leadership.
There are a number of theories that can be employed by the leaders in different organization. The first theory is the direct leadership theory; this is a type of leadership where leaders are mainly concerned with the productivity, the outcomes, and efficiency. The leaders use the action-and-outcome approach to get the goal achieved. The leader is less concerned in the aspect of creating a rapport between the employees. This theory can work best organization which is global, since the employees do not directly relate with their leader. The second leadership theory is the supportive
This paper will highlight and reflect, on some of my nursing experiences working in the healthcare industry. However, I would like to state nurses in practice face a plethora of conflicts, ethical and moral stress. I reference more importantly ethical and moral stress, because each day a nurse clocks in to work, must diligently place duty and obligation as the driving force to care for patients. However, working within an organization, has many constraints that stem from policies and regulations, resulting in a system based on traditional values and beliefs. The systems found in the healthcare organizations are systems with departmental responsibility based on checks and balances that provides systems for responsibility and accountability. In observation and practice, I have discovered, that the systematic structures in place, are also necessary, to reinforce standards of care, quality assurance and safety of patient care. Any adverse conditions can result in costly fines and loss of licensure for the healthcare organization.
The Renaissance was a rebirth of cultural awareness and learning that took place during 1400 - 1500. Art became a branch of learning during the Renaissance. It was a period of time when art was very important. Artists had finally recaptured the amazing detail and realism that the Greeks and Romans perfected. Artists broke boundaries with new exciting mediums and bright colors. Filippo Brunelleschi permitted artists to decide the proportional size of a figure by inventing the vanishing point perspective. This made it possible to put everything into perfect proportion. Many elderly people are found in the paintings. Such as Man in a Red Turban on page 270 fig. 15.34 or online at http://www.abcgallery.com/E/eyck/eyck3.html.
Leadership is a powerful word. It can represent the good or bad in a person. When I think of leadership, I think of the people in my life who have accomplished a great deal to help others. I noticed that all of them have their own values and ways of accomplishing greatness in their life. I believe that in order for me to be successful as a leader, it is essential that you understand my own personal beliefs and values.
Fiedler’ model is considered the first highly visible theory to present the contingency approach. It stated that effective groups depend on a proper match between a leader’s style of interacting with subordinates and the degree to which the situation gives control and influence to the leader (Fiedler, 1967). Fiedler argued that the leadership style could be indentified by
Do you have what it takes to become a great leader? There are many leadership qualities a person can possess, but it is another thing if people exercise those qualities. People who develop their leadership qualities prior to becoming a leader are better able to lead their team. As Jack Welch said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” ( ) In order to become a leader that people want to follow, a person must be honest and trustworthy, an active listener, give encouragement and motivation, and be an effective communicator.
Although trait and skill theories have ideas that can be intertwined and can be compared
Chapter sixteen discusses various leadership theories which can implemented by leaders to achieve success. The choice of leadership theory differs from leader to leader as they possess different vision and way of managing. A theory isn 't always perfect in itself, it is the endless effort of the leaders which makes the theory a perfect one. Two approaches of leadership that I prefer are Situational Leadership Theory and Servant Leadership Theory. Among many theories I prefer these two because I tend to practice those principles most of the time and I assume these are theories that I truly tend to continue in a long run.
Leadership has been studied from a wide range of perspectives and thus it means different things to different people. Some people view leadership as the focus of group processes, some others view it from a personality or skills perspective, to some others leadership is an act or behavior, some school of thought describe leadership in terms of power relationship while some view leadership as a transformational process (Northouse, 2012). Looking at the various definitions of leadership, there are various terms that are important; including the fact that leadership is a process that involves influence and the attainment of a common goal, and usually occurs in the context of a group (Northouse, 2012). The path-goal theory is one of the
Leadership is a difficult word to define and according to the Miriam-Webster Dictionary leadership is the “office or position of a leader” (Miriam-Webster, 2010). This definition is definitely not one that I would ascribe to when discussing leadership. My definition of leadership is “the ability someone has to motivate and empower others to achieve a goal.” Some may add to this definition, others may discard it altogether and have a completely different definition. In the end, leadership takes on many different forms depending on who is doing the defining and we end up asking ourselves, what is leadership and why do we care?