Leadership Reward And Punishment Behavior Essay

830 Words Nov 14th, 2016 4 Pages
This paper will start with giving a brief understanding of leader rewards and punishment behavior, also giving an explanation of how these can be used to help lead an organization. Moreover, it will give a review of the three most interesting topics of our reading this week and why I found them to be interesting, where I have seen these three used in the past, and conclude with how I might use them in the future. The three topics that I choose from the reading material are the three most notable models of human motivation: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, McGregor’s X-Y theory, and Herzberg’s hygiene and motivation factors.
Leader reward and punishment behavior were introduced in the 1970s and are critical to leaders as they are determinants of employee attitudes, perceptions and behavior. They are also the heart of transactional leadership (Storey, 2011). Understanding leader reward and punishment behavior will be beneficial to me in that, I believe any time you have a give and take relationship within an organization the organization will be successful. Also, as far as the punishment behavior if this is not in place employees will run all over leadership.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Sigmond Freud argued a person is motivated by drives, desires and impulses that are not accessible to one’s conscious awareness (Storey, 2011). Abraham Maslow argued that all people are driven by needs. Satisfying each need starting with the needs of survival. After a need is satisfied it…

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