Essay about The Theory Of Leader Member Exchange Theory

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Introduction The influence that leaders exert to their subordinates has been the subject of much empirical research. Leadership influence is an important element in any type of team organization: the government sector, private corporations, educational organizations, the military, and even sports to name a few. Several theories have emerged through the years to explain how it is that leaders influence their subordinates. One of the latest theories is the leader-member exchange theory (LMX). The centerpiece of the LMX is based on relationships and exchanges between leaders and subordinates. It is important to highlight that LMX does not focus on equal treatment due to the fact that subordinates have different needs. However, LMX main goal is to seek a more positive environment. This paper is aimed at discussing the concept and application, fundamentals in sports psychology, dynamic impact on teams, strengths, and social implications of LMX.
Leader Member Exchange Theory

Concept and application The theory of leader-member exchange (LMX) has its origins in the area of organizational leadership. This theory was derived the Vertical Dyad Linkage model, (Zacher, Rosing, Henning, & Frese, 2011). LMX serves to explain how leaders develop and sustain exchange relationships with each member of its group. The quality of LMX strongly influences how subordinates react, make decisions, interact with other group members, and how they perform. Group members who maintain a positive…

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