The Characteristics Of Managerial Leadership In An Organization

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Leadership is the ability to influence employees to voluntarily pursue organizational goals. Managerial leadership is defined as “the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and the process of facilitating individual and collective efforts to accomplish shared objectives.” In order for a business to become successful it needs leaders to be able to help the business grow and be able to lead its subordinates. A leader demonstrates the ability to lead and influence others to reach a certain goal for the company. In the organization I work for I have my manager; she is the leader for our branch. She influence the team to work towards the organization mission. She currently holds the manager position of …show more content…
She is more concerned with task accomplishments. She has an authoritarian personality, she has a reputation of being strict, inflexible, and implementing the rules. She lacks the relationship oriented style. Because she lacks the relationship style, other coworkers don’t feel close to her on the personal side. If something goes wrong in the workplace every employee is accountable for their mistakes. An example would be that we recently acquired a new employee to our branch, as staff we were all responsible in training him to get the job done correctly the first time around. We all try our best to let him know all the steps and procedures that have to be done to get the job done accurately. This new employee, is the type of employee that “knows everything” and does not need anyone’s help. He just goes on about what he believes is the right way to do things and when you offer help he does not need it. In our monthly staff meeting, our manager informed the staff that this particular employee was not doing what was supposed to be done and was making a lot of mistakes. She went ahead and let everyone know that she was holding all the staff accountable for this new staff member mistakes. That it was our responsibility to get him in the right track, because when she goes to managers meetings with the rest of the organization she does not want to look bad in front of them. She is more focused on running the …show more content…
As a manager she has the power to use punishment towards her staff. Implementing the coercive power when she feels that they are not performing well or when she sees that staff are beginning to slack off. When she needs to address a certain problem with a staff member, she pulls them to her office and lets them know in what they need to improve. If she sees that they have not improve then she threatens to write them off. Lastly, after the warnings have been given if the employee continues not to improve then she writes them off. A write off is major because as an employee we are only able to have a total of 3, after that they are procedures for possible terminations. An example of the coercive power is that a staff member comes to work late on a daily basis. We come in to work at exactly 9:15 a.m., we are not able to clock in before or after it has to be exactly at that time with only a window of a few minutes. He has already had to 2 write off and if he continues to come to work late he will eventually be on the path to

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