Ldr 531 My Leadership Style Essay

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My Leadership style
Osamede Tony Igodan
February 24, 2012
Suzanne Dunham

My Leadership style
Leaders are some of the most influential individuals in any society. They have the ability to influence those around them with various leadership styles including coercive, authoritative, affiliative, democratic, pacesetting, and coaching. Effective leaders consistently adapt to the environment around them to either enhance or correct any situation facing them. Within these leadership styles the most effective style has been considered that of the authoritative style. This style brings individuals together, builds self-confidence, and easily adapts to the environment around it.
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Authoritative leadership

style Has the most positive impact of all styles on the overall operating climate

It creates a very positive and upbeat place to work

It motivates people it makes clear to them how their job fits into a larger vision for the


My weakness

may possibly be very authoritative only trying to get work done but this can undermine the

unrestricted Spirit of an effective team.

The attitude of me thinking I know it all, the best way it can be done, sometimes believing that I

can do it all by myself.

This could approach and mentality can actually make me be unsuccessful when working with

team of experts.

Comparing and contrasting leadership theories

Fiedler's contingency theory is the inventive and most lengthily researched. The leader's

capability according to Fielder (1964) is based (contingent) on situational factors, including the

leader's preferred style, the enthusiasm and ability of group.

In Fielder's (1967) LPC (least preferred co-worker) theory relationships, supremacy and duty

structure are the three key factors that drive successful styles. High LPC leaders tend to have

close and positive relationships that are supportive and low LPC leaders put tasks before


Path goal theory

House's (1971) Path-Goal Theory

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