The Characteristics And Theories Of Leadership Within An Organization
Leadership is an important part of how an organization will function. The right leader will have followers that will work with the leader to achieve the organizations desired goals by using different leadership theories. This paper will explain the concepts of behavioral theory within my organization as well as the traits and characteristics of an effective leader.
Behavioral theories of leadership are based upon the belief that great leaders are made not born. This leadership theory focuses on the actions of leaders not on mental qualities or internal states. (Leadership Theories, 2014)
Behavioral leaders generally follow two types of behavior. They are either task oriented or people oriented leaders. In my current organization my leader is more of a people oriented leader; he tends to be more focused on the interpersonal relationships and the followers rather than just the goals and the organization itself. Not to say that my leader is not concerned with the goals of the organization, I believe that his style utilizes both styles but focuses more on the …show more content…
A transformational leader is a leader that moves, motivates and inspires there followers in order to create a positive change within the organization. A transformational leader is responsible for strategic planning and also has the ability to maintain a steady work environment for its followers. Transformational leadership consists of several characteristics such as idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation, and individualized consideration. Our leader displays all these characteristics through our daily work by displaying a clear vision, instilling trust, and giving personal attention to each employee individually. Our leader meets with us individually weekly to find out where we are at with our tasks and to find out if we need