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    For this experiential exercise the Least Preferred Co-Worker Scale, developed by Fred Fiedler in 1978, was used to determine my own leadership style. This test is completed by thinking of a person that I have worked least well with to complete a task. The test is set up as a questionnaire and involves 18 different bipolar adjectives that would be used to describe the person that I have had the most difficulty working with on a task. In completing the questionnaire, it was determined that my leadership style is task-oriented. This was determined by the score of 54, which places me within the range of a task- oriented leadership style. I thought I had more of a relationship-oriented leadership style based on the fact that I am generally more…

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    Match is leadership training program developed by Fiedler, Chemers, and Mahar; it is an adaptation of Fiedler’s contingency model (Jago and Ragan, 1986). Taking the contingency theory a step further, Leader Match focuses on the same two factors: leadership style and leadership situation (Jago and Ragan, 1986). The leadership style is determined by the score on the Least Preferred Co-Worker scale (Jago and Ragan, 1986). The situational factor is determined by the leader-member relations, task…

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    Taxonomy of Leadership Theory Taxonomy is more than classification in that it consists of these three portions: (1) classification, (2) nomenclature, and (3) identification. In taxonomy, contiguity and similarity are the basic classifications with the foundation of the system being the individual unit. Transformational Leadership Transformational leadership theory is the process whereby a person engages with other individuals to create a connection that will raises the level of motivation and…

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    This analysis paper examines transformational leadership and servant leadership to work out what similarities and variations exist between the two leadership ideas. The first distinction between transformational leadership and servant leadership is that the focus of the leader. The transformational leader’s focus is directed toward the organization, and his or her behavior build follower commitment toward structure objectives, whereas the servant leader’s focus is on the followers, and also…

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    Is there such realistic idea of a perfect leader? While in one’s imagination, the notion of a flawless leader is an acceptable principle, humans are composed of contrasts and flaws rather than consistent, perfect virtue. The archetype of the leader suggests an idolized character (Shadraconis), but it can also be challenged. Such a scenario occurs in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, a renowned Ancient Greek Tragedy that illustrates the leadership, and the subsequent catastrophe of King Oedipus who…

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    In Cammalleri, Hendrick, Pittman, Blout & Prather’s article (1973) they seek to find the best leadership style and they do this by comparing two models of leadership, the Life Cycle Theory constructed by Hersey and Blanchard and the Contingency Model presented by Fiedler. The Life Cycle Theory suggests that good leadership depends on how well the leader can gage his group, making the leader’s behavior more important than his personality in terms of group success. This means the leader can…

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    Defining what leadership is, who leaders are, and what leaders do is not easy (Grossman & Valiga, 2017). Some of the classic theories include Great Man Theory, Trait Theories, Situational Theories, Contemporary Leadership Theories, Transformational Leadership, Authentic Leadership, and Adaptive Leadership. Applicable to this case study is the transformational leadership. This theory was first introduced by Burns (1978), and he described it as being context based, a process for motivating…

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    Introduction Leadership is like a diamond that consists of various facets. These facets combine together to bring the many aspects and characteristics of leadership. Hemphills and Coors (1981) as cited in (Ramli, 2011) describes leadership as the behavior of an individual when directing a group activity towards a goal. Tannenbaum, Weshlers and Moasarik (1981) as cited in (Ramli, 2011) states that leadership is the influence among individuals that is conducted in a certain situation, under…

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    The Characteristics of Leadership There are two distinguished leadership styles that will be discussed in the section – the traditional leadership and the contemporary leadership styles with the inclusions of examples. Traditional Leadership The main characteristic of traditional leadership is power; subsequently, the leader has the authority to dictate what, whom, how and when a task is to be done. The leader is at the top and the employees are on the bottom stair of power. An example of…

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    Leadership Practice So to begin, the verb ‘to lead’ comes from the old English word leden or loedan, which meant ‘to make go’, ‘to guide’ or ‘to show the way’. Bass (1981) remarked that “Although the Oxford English Dictionary notes the appearance of the word ‘leader’ in the English language as early as the year 1300, the word “leadership” did not appear until the first half of the nineteenth century in writings about political influence and control of the British Parliament”, but these days…

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