Essay about Leadership Comparison

1243 Words Aug 5th, 2013 5 Pages
COMPARE AND CONTRAST FOUR LEADERSHIP MODELS
UNIVERISTY OF PHOENIX

There are four leadership models that I will talk about. These leadership models are Charismatic, Transformational, Servant, and Transactional. These styles of leadership hold significant differences. However,
The Charismatic Leadership style refers to a special quality that enables the leader to mobilize and sustain activity within an organization through specific personal actions combined with perceived personal characteristics (Wren, 1995, p. 108). The charismatic leader has three components which include envisioning, energizing, and enabling. Charismatic leaders display behaviors that will inspire others. And their ethical values are very high. It seems likely that
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69) supports the idea that the goals and ethics of transformational leadership influence is just as important to the followers as it is to the leader (Tichy & Devanna, 1990, p. 19).
If a leader displays personal behaviors and empowering behaviors without vision-related behaviors, he or she still may be a leader such a person a servant leader (Avolio & Yammarino, 2002, p. 153). The Servant leadership styles determine the skills of the followers and execute it in the organization. Listening skills are a predetermined skill of the servant leadership model. The servant leader will give credit to those who have earned it without the expectation of acknowledgement as the leader believes in his or her “high self-esteem” (Vinod & Sudhakar, 2010, p. 457). However, the servant leader is “something given, or assumed, that could be taken away” (Wren, 1995, p. 19).
Transactional leadership addresses the self-interest concerns of followers by exchanging rewards or recognition for cooperation and compliance behaviors consistent with task requirements (Avolio & Yammarino, 2002, p. 38). Transactional leadership is task-oriented and requirement-oriented with rewards that are anticipated for the performance of the individual or group (Poulson et al, 2001, p. 59). An example of this would be if a leader in my organization asked a follower to carry out a special project and completed it, the leader

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