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Why Leadership Is A Fundamental Part Of Organizational Behavior

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Great leaders have the ability to mold our minds, bodies, and souls. Great leaders push us to our limits and have us coming back for more. But, Why? What draws us towards these individuals? Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Steven P. Jobs, what do they all have in common? Yes, they all were great leaders, but it is something more than that. It was their ability to self-sacrifice. They built trust from their moral beliefs and actions. They understood and foster an environment that supported leadership development They transformed their followers. (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2014). In this paper, I will explain why leadership is a fundamental part of organizational behavior, discuss what leadership theory I align with and why, and explain why my leadership theory is effective within my organization. “Organizational behavior...is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to better understanding and managing people at work” (Kreitner & Kinicki, 2014 p.6). The study of organizational behavior and leadership goes hand in hand. Great leaders are: innovators, trustworthy, and inspirational to others. This results in employees who are willing to bring their own ideas and suggestions to the table. This creates confidence for the employees and establishes confidence in the organization. Employees are willing to work harder and give more because they know someones in their corner. Leaders are always looking at the bigger picture and how their
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