Essays on Changing Leadership Styles Literature review

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The paper “ Changing Leadership Styles” is an intriguing example of the literature review on management. Among other factors that have turned out to be major subjects of debate on reasons for major organizational failures is leadership. Leadership is all about using innovative skills in arriving at meaningful solutions to problems affecting the organization. A number of scholars have highlighted leadership to be a crucial factor in any organization. For example, Darling & Beebe (2007, P. 152) have highlighted principal factors that determine the success of any business individual and they include; leadership ability and good communication skills.

With globalization redefining the contemporary entrepreneurship environment, leaders need to adapt to change. Unlike in the past, organizations are globalizing their operations and in the same dimension, as Ronald (2010) argues leadership is perceived differently from how it was done a generation ago. This has been evident especially for the last two decades. Organizations focus on leaders who are adaptable to different business environments. The way leadership styles have changed within the context of a globalized environment will be the subject of this essay.

In addition to this, it will also profile various leadership and communication styles that have been exhibited by successful leaders. Arguments will be supported by various scholarly works together with reference to a global leader I admire; Ratan Tata. Ratan Tata is the current chairman of the Indian company Tata group. His exemplary performance in leading the Tata group has enabled the company to be at the top level in Southeast Asia. His characteristic leadership style and secrecy enabled him to transform a Rs 13,000 national institution to Rs 129, 994 global organization that saw him voted best brand icon (Ahlawat, 2012).

Much interesting is his leadership style is sincerity and total devolution as a supplement of innovativeness. His innovation was quite evident when the company launched the Nano; the world's cheapest automobile. Up to date, he is still respected for this innovative idea, and for this reason, he remains my admirable leader.


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