Organizational Culture This paper is an expression of the desire to develop an organizational culture when one reaches at the position of leader and enjoys certain powers to affect the system around one. The paper casts light upon the process by which the desired culture is developed and promoted in the organization. The paper also refers to the theories of organizational culture which are developed after the research of so many years. The paper gives a fair idea about the wishes of young graduates who have been passing through the dynamic business conditions and set targets for them to become leaders and enjoy gratified followers.
I have come across many leadership theories during my course of study program and have analyzed them from various perspectives. In addition to theories, the practices of successful businessmen and leaders are also shared in the class room lectures to give an idea about the practicality of leadership styles and their likely influence over organizational performance. Among the successful leaders, I am much impressed with the style of Steve Jobs and Herb Kelleher.
Both these names need no introduction as they are leadership tycoons and enjoy much fame in corporate world. Steve Jobs was founder and CEO of Apple Inc. which revolutionized the world of communication with its innovative products. Herb Kelleher was co-founder and Chairman of South West Airline. He is ranked as the best CEO of past few years and his airline was one of the rare organizations which did not report losses even during the financial crunch of 2008. If leadership styles of Steve Jobs and Herb Kelleher are analyzed, it becomes evident that both the leaders followed the participative style of management.
They invited their subordinates in decision making to motivate them and prepare them for future roles related to leadership positions. This is the reason, the subordinates were at liberty to express their ideas and management was open to analyze them for necessary incorporation in business practices. Keeping in view the level of success enjoyed by the two legends, I prefer to copy their leadership style when I am in the position to enjoy power and influence the people around me who accept me as a leader.
I believe that theoretical advantages of democratic leadership style are promised when the style is practically applied. It is interesting to mention that in order to ensure the freedom of expression, the likely method to be followed is to develop friendly relations (Martin 350) with them and listen to their grievances. I would also like to unleash their potential by analyzing their skills and abilities and giving them free room to discuss their weaknesses. By ensuring them that I am there to guide them for better personal and professional growth which is the basic source of organizational growth, I intend to win their loyalties with the organization.
By linking their goals with organizational goals, both individuals and organizations are likely to prosper and enjoy harmonized relationships with each other for long term fruitful gains. Works Cited Martin, John. Organizational Behavior and Management. USA: Cengage Learning, 2005. Print