The 's Theory Of Level I And Level II Leadership

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“Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory” Proverbs 11:14 (Dake’s Annontated Reference Bible). Everyone on this earth follows someone and as Christian leaders, we follow our Lord in all things. It is imperative that Christian leaders Council their employees so that they are able to grow and become honest and dependable members of their organization. Leaders come in many forms and use different styles of leadership but it is important that Christians use the Lords teachings, honesty, integrity, and rational thinking when leading others. This paper will elaborate on Clawson’s theory of Level I and level II leadership and whether Christian leaders to have a Christian worldview can use one…show more content…
This is a very cold and impersonal way to be a leader and is not the type of leader that Christians should strive to be. These types of leaders simply make decisions based on the observations that they had seen. Level One leaders do not understand the importance of making decisions and how minor or insignificant decisions may actually affect a person’s life or the destiny of the organization(Riaz & Khalili, 2014). Sometimes leaders forget that their actions and decisions affect other people and that we should always consider other people and their needs. As Christians, it is important that we strive to embrace our Lord and help others when we can and that we should not dictate to others and we should never try to be a Level One leader. Level II leadership Level II leadership is based around the idea that people or mature and rational adults it focuses on rationality, gathering information, data, rationale, arguments, and applies these things to inspire or persuade others (Clawson, 2012). Leaders who practice level II leadership attempt to influence the way others think by convincing them to change their mind based on the evidence that they are presented with. This is similar to a transactional leader who solves problems using rationality and logic (Riaz & Khalili, 2014). Level II leadership tries to persuade its employees thinking by getting them to use rational decision-making, which is
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