Leadership Theory Of Leadership: Approaches To Leadership

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Business issue: Approaches to Leadership I would think that organizations embrace additional approaches to leadership when problems are not being mitigated by the usual approach. A long-standing leadership model is the Fiedler contingency model; its revamped version is called the cognitive resource theory. “The contingency theory of leadership has proven to be one of the most valid and reliable measures of an individual’s leadership potential” (Waters, 2013). Likewise, “cognitive resource theory is developing a solid body of research support” (Robbins and Judge, 2009, p. 395).
Application of Fiedler contingency model “It is important to note that contingency theory stresses that leaders will not be effective in all situations” (Waters, 2013). Fiedler proposed that effectiveness hinges upon “the leader’s style and the degree to which the situation gives control to the leader” (Robbins and Judge, 2009, p. 392). He designed a least preferred coworker (LPC) questionnaire to determine whether a leader would be labeled relationship-oriented or task-oriented. “If you … describe the person you are least able to work with in favorable terms, Fiedler
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David said, “Lord, you have examined me and know all about me” (Holy Bible, n.d.). God knows our thoughts; He knows every bit of minutiae about us. I find myself learning more about myself, as I strive to learn more about Him. We have heard the saying that “any person can be developed into a leader with proper training and encouraging” (Fischer, 2012); however, “not everyone has the moral aptitude and the gifts necessary to lead overtly” (Fischer, 2012). If we overlook that God has gifted each of us differently in regards to personality and communication skills, we “[undermine] the fact that each human being is made in God’s image and reflects His glory in unique ways” (Fischer,

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