Leadership Styles : Effective Leadership Essay

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For any organization, effective leadership is essential to define the organization’s aims and values, and to improve productivity. For that reason, Suryani, Vijver, F. J. R., and Y. H. Setiadi (2012) argue that an effective leadership style has to be recognized as an alternative approach to accomplish expected performance of organizations. Traditionally, leadership styles have been categorized into two categories; transformational which focuses on shared values and beliefs (Bass BM, 1997, as cited in Aarons, 2006), and Zagorsek, Dimovski, and Skerlavaj (2009) cited Avolio and Bass (1991) state that transactional which incentivizes increased job performance through a mixture of bonuses and penalties. In addition, Owusu-Bempah, Addison, and Ade (2013) cited Bass (1990); Bass et al. (1987); Burns (1978); Ensari and Murphy (2003); Steers et al. (1996) contend that only the transformational style indicates effective leadership. However, Aarons (2006) and Trottier, Wart, and Wang (2008) claim both transformational and transactional leadership will benefit organizations. The purpose of the study is to analyse which style will be suitable for an organization. Therefore, it is proposed that a combination of both style would likely effective for an organization.
Transformational leadership gains followers’ loyalty by building connections using dreams, principles and thought rather than applying particular rules or giving rewards that encourages trustworthiness and followers’…

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