Posner's Trait Theory

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Organizational behavior, organizational culture, and leadership are integral parts to every business and can be found at every level within an organization. The influence each as on the success or failure of an organization is undeniable. Due to their important influences on organizations, it would be wise to examine their influences on each other. While connections between organizational behavior and culture may be intuitive, this short paper will determine how leadership applies to organizational behavior. Proof that leadership is a fundamental part of organizational behavior can be found by examining the relationship they share with organizational culture, leadership on fundamental level, and the trait theory approach to leadership. …show more content…
Trait theory examines the key personal characteristics that fundamental leaders exhibit. It tries to determine what traits differentiate leaders from followers. Traits affect how one is perceived by others, which impacts leader effectiveness because leaders less able to influence followers to achieve a common goal if their follows carry a low perception of them. Fundamentally, traits make up the type of person one becomes and can be viewed as a set of behavioral guidelines that can sometimes predict how one acts. It is for this reason that I align with trait theory and find it to be an important factor when examining …show more content…
My current leader inspires me to be better and helps us understand the vision and value of such a major change. I now feel as though my current manager is honest and competent. The organizational culture is different in that AT&T truly values their employees. This is extremely evident in the fact that they are also going through major directional changes like trying to get into the television industry and moving towards cloud computing, but are willing to invest in their current employees who are willing to take this new direction journey with them by offering additional training and compensating employees though tuition reimbursement programs. Being able to see two different sides of Kouzes and Posner’s key trait theory approach, has given me a greater appreciation for leadership. I witnessed first hand how it can affect an organization as a whole and the people on the front

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