Ldr 531 My Leadership Style Essay
Osamede Tony Igodan
February 24, 2012
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. …show more content…
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
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