Innovative Leadership Style

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For an organisation to be successful in today’s ambiguous environment, innovation is the key to competitive advantage. This means that an organisation needs to employ methods of continual change in how they function and their offerings to survive and stay ahead. To continually innovate comes with its own set of unique challenges i.e.; consistent idea generation, change management issues, implementation issues and alike. There is a growing body of evidence that recognises leadership style is among the key factors in promoting innovative performance and gaining competitive advantage over their rivals (Leroy, Anseel, Gardner, & Sels, 2015; Paulsen, Maldonado, Callan, & Ayoko, 2009). This paper will focus on exploring the most recent styles of …show more content…
My argument is to have sustained success and competitive advantage within an organisation it is important a leader must incorporate a plethora of different leadership styles that have proven to be successful for that particular climate. To address this aim it is necessary to explore the recent revitalisation in research on personality traits of effective leaders, as there has been significant developments in the area of charismatic, transactional and authentic leadership theory, which attributes importance to personality in predicting leader behaviour and effectiveness (Hoogh, Hartog, & Koopman, 2005). To determine what leadership style are most suitably linked to a particular climate within an organisation, first each style must be explored, compared and contrasted to one another to be able to identify and analyse a successful framework for an organisations to work …show more content…
They display a personal power which is often not exhibited is a typical leadership. A downfall however to charismatic leadership is often the leader offers such vast amounts of vision, inspiration and support that if they decide to leave the organisation, the likely result is the organisation suffers and can fail to achieve their goals. This is due to the mental part of achieving success lies with the leader being there, without that person accomplishment is limited(Barbuto, 2005). Charismatic leaders have the ability to focus on themselves and their own ambitions and may allow more space for persuasion and manipulation between the leader and the led, thereby giving rise to ethical considerations and are often related to communicative problems between his/her followers(Kempster & Parry,

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