Theories Of Leadership And An Effective Leader

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Theories of leadership provide practical advice on how to be an effective leader. Evaluate this statement with reference to at least two theories or models of leadership. In recognition on how to be an effective leader, past researches in leadership has discovered that leadership is a critical aspect to an organization and it will continue to evolve, in line with the development of human-to-human relationships (Daft & Pirola-Merlo 2009, p. 4, Rast et al. 2012 p. 646). Yet, to be a leader, there are at least six key factors that must be met by a person, namely: followers, influence, intention, personal responsibility and integrity, shared purpose and change (Daft & Pirola-Merlo 2009, p. 5). However, even if someone has fulfilled those…show more content…
2015, p.39). With these three processes, a person will be able to see and analyze the leadership style of their leader. After that, it can be continued by perform a theoretical examination in order to evaluate the leadership style (Tyssen et al. 2013, p. 55). Further, sharing and comparing it with another leader is also can be done. So, at the end of the day, someone will be able to implement the positive behaviors, evaluate negative attitudes and minimize disruptions from a leadership style (Daft & Pirola-Merlo 2009, p. 52, DeRue 2011, p. 138). In practice, Tyssen et al. (2013, p. 54) found that people in an organization usually receive periodic enrichment such as leadership training, On-the-Job Training (OJT) and/or a project which aims to foster a leadership behavior. However, a future leader in an organization may be getting experience on how chaired by using various types of leadership. For example, how their leader motivate them, how they deliver reward and punishment, and how they provide learning spaces in daily activities. So, from all those behavioral process above, it will form a leader who knows the problems that arise in the organization not only in theory, but also in practice; and this kind of leader can be specified as the effective leader (Daft & Pirola-Merlo 2009, p. 21). Another theory that significantly provides the practical tools to become an effective leader is the Contingency Theory. Fiedler formulated contingency theory in 1958 to stress
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