The Theory X And Theory Y

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Introduction to the Topic Through reading and studying the textbook and the websites - from the course materials - I have gained greater understanding and appreciation for leadership’s relation to trust, the managerial viewpoints behind Theory X and Theory Y, and the relationship of types of power to leadership within organizational development. The thread will contain three major sections, in which I will define, examine, and analyze the three concepts and evaluate their importance to organizations. The gaol of this thread is to offer a clear and concise evaluation of the three concepts and their relation to organizations, as they appear in the course materials and contemporary scholarly literature.
Three Concepts The first important concept of the reading was the establishment of trust as an important function of leadership. The relationship of trust with leadership and its importance to all organizations is underpinned by Aristotle’s belief that great leaders have three critical qualities, at of good character, good sense, and good will. According to author Steve Gladis (2010) the three components each consist of five factors. For example, good character consists of - candor (or honesty), communication, commitment and consistency (or follow through), and courage (Gladis, 2010). The functions of good sense consist of knowing yourself, others, the discipline or business, and knowing how to learn and teach. Good will is a derivative of honor. In other words, leaders who
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