Essays on Transformational, Charismatic Leadership Theory Coursework

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The paper "Transformational, Charismatic Leadership Theory " is a great example of management coursework.   The contents of this paper seek to enlighten the reader on several aspects of leadership as well as the few theories behind leadership. The paper will look at the models of leadership that are provided by some selected theories in order to see how they can make one a successful leader. The theories will be discussed from the point of how they make one as a successful leader. The paper will also take the liberty to look at several theories on leadership but mainly focus on two major one and extensively discuss the examples of leadership models in the theories.

The two major theories that will be discussed by the paper will be the transformational leadership theory and the participative leadership theory. The aspect of both theories discussed will be looked at in-depth and at least an example of a leadership style from the theory will be looked at in-depth in order to give the reader a clear understanding of what the theory means to bring into play.

The paper will mainly seek to show the reader how the selected leadership style or model drawn from the theory helps in making one's leadership effective. Introduction Leadership can be defined as the way one person can use his character or ideas to make another person or a group conform them. It is also said to be the way a person has influence over how others make their decisions be it personal or in an organization or in a country. Other scholars that leadership is the ability to move a person, organization or a nation to the point of aiming to achieve one purpose or goal.

A leader is therefore defined as a person who has the influence to affect the decision making of a certain group or a person. Related definition state that a leader is a person who other people follow since they conform to his ideas or policies. The efforts to fully understand and explain leadership what it entails have led to many theories being formulated in order to get a rough view of what makes one a leader and what constitutes successful leadership. The contents of this paper seek to look at the theories and give examples of leadership styles that are suggested by the theories.

Since time immemorial there have been studies trying to look for the factors that make one a leader and which ought to produce the most effective leadership. Authors like Thomas and Galton were one of the pioneers of the researches on leadership and they focused their efforts to find how the talent, skill and the characteristics of a person may lead to the point of them becoming quality leaders.

The two scholars looked at the influence of family line and genetics in relation to how they might make one become a leader. It was later concluded in their studies that leaders were born with leadership and that is their place in the society. More and more studies were conducted some in conjunction with the theory of the two scholars while some sought to oppose their motion. The diversity in the studies is what led to the development of the many theories of leadership that we have today.

The theories of leadership and their examples of how they make one's leadership successful will be discussed below to give a broader view of the topic.


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