Essays on Way in Which Leadership Styles Have Changed in Global Environment Literature review

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The paper "Way in Which Leadership Styles Have Changed in Global Environment" is an outstanding example of a management literature review. Leadership is a process of influencing, where one person who is assertive and courageous, leads the followers toward achievement of a certain vision. Leaders agitate for change in the people they lead towards the achievement of a specific goal. Spinelli (2007) argues that leadership is the acts that influence workers as well as leader, in the accomplishment of a certain goal in an organization through a well-defined vision(Stogdill, 1974). Leaderships interlink leaders with employees through leadership influence towards realization of the set objective to bring a change. Leadership is very different from management.

Leadership entails creating strategic plans, vision of a group. In addition, leadership focuses on the people to inspire, motivate, and direct towards achievement a well-defined goal. Apart from leading, a leader acts as a couch, who train the followers based on personal power (Hughes & others, 1993). Different authors have defined leadership has the act of planning, directing, or guiding people towards the achievement of a common goal.

Hesser (1997) found, “ leadership has several parts; a leader, followers and the context, leadership is the intersection of the three components. For leadership to succeed, the three components should work together; the character of the leader, the character and the culture of the follower and the context. The better the synergy among the leader, followers, and the context, the greater the leadership efficiency, thus chances of a group achieving a specific objective will be great. Koter, J.P. (1996) defines a successful leader as one who possess; intelligence, honesty and integrity, self-confidence, ambitious and high energy, and have a passion for leading and influence.

Leadership has been found to be an influence relationship between the leader and the supporter with a common purpose of bringing change in whatever they do (Draft, 2005). The character of effective and efficient leadership is the same (draft, 2005). A good leader possesses good communication skills. Communication should occur depending with the surrounding' taking into the account the culture of the people. The basis for good leadership includes; designing the vision, alignment of followers with goals, directing the organization, effective communication, agitating for change, inspiring, encouraging, and motivating employees, as well as understanding the culture of his followers.


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