Shared Leadership Style

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Lastly, my third leader was my research assistant at university. He was taking my classes to assist me in fundamental basis of research and methodology. He was very hard-working, task-oriented, committed towards his goals of life. His personality reflects both styles of leadership that is transactional and transformational leadership. He tends to change his style of leadership according to the situation, and objectives of the task. Marotz and Lawson (2007) rightly said, “Effective leadership style requires leaders to carefully assess a situation, modify their behavior, and involve employees whenever it is appropriate” (p.67). He never sticked to one theory of leadership. I liked his attitude a lot. I also follow the same styles of leadership …show more content…
In the words of Spillane (2005), Distributed leadership is about distribution of practice rather than roles and functions. Every member of the team has their own task to complete. In this type of leadership no one can lead and blame anyone and even powers were equally divided among team members. My leader distributed duties within group members to collect some data on particular subject. All the members of group performed their task individually and without the interference of other group members. This style encouraged us to do our own work independently due to which I adopted his style of distributed leadership. In the same way he also represented the style of shared leadership. Carson, Tesluk, & Marrone (2007) had a view on shared leadership that in this style the team members share the roles, responsibilities, functions, and goals for the effective accomplishment of the task. In the similar manner we also shared roles and duties in a group and worked as a team. This task inculcated team spirit within me. Through my leader I have learnt a lot about different perspectives of life. The one thing that I liked most was that he never made any insulting and humiliating comments on any of his students even when a student did anything wrong. Whenever he wanted to give some personal directions to any student, he called the student to his office and talked to him personally. He was not partial in his attitude and gave equal importance to all. I am also following the same rule of life which is ‘always respect the humanity’. As Kouzes and Posner states, “we admire leaders who are honest, fair, competent, and forward-looking” (cited in Evan, 2000, p.288). My leader also had these qualities which make him authentic. Because of his those qualities, students followed him. He was very punctual. I learnt value of time from him. He properly utilized each and every minute in a productive way. He did his work according

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