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Leadership

People-oriented Leadership, Transactional, and Transformational Leadership

People-oriented leadership, as well as transactional and transformational leadership are not a new concept in the leadership studies. Managers can successfully utilize these styles to improve their leadership effectiveness. They tend to use transactional leadership for subordinates that have clear performance indicators and use transformational leadership for subordinates in managerial […]

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Leadership

Situational Leadership

Perrow (1970) suggested that leaders’ characteristics play an insignificant role in determining the effectiveness of organizational leadership compared to the structural features of the organization. This statement encapsulates the basic assumption of situational leadership. Vroom and Jago (2007) elaborated on the statement by noticing three reasons why leaders’ characteristics are […]

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Leadership

Leaders: Born or Made?

Introduction: Leaders born or made? Late in the 19th century, the leadership theories that were highly popular was the great man theory, which emphasized that great men were born, not made. The theory argued that leadership qualities were inherited, especially by people from the upper class (Kirkpatrick & Locke, 1991). […]

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Leadership

Leadership: Behavior, Trait, or Skill?

The question of whether leadership is a behavior, trait, or skill persists because leaders typically differ from followers in those three aspects. They practice certain behaviors that are significantly supported by their distinct traits and skills. It can become more intricate because there is a clear relationship between the three. […]

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Leadership, Organizational Behavior

Autocratic, Bureaucratic, and Charismatic Leadership with Real Leader Examples

No leadership style is effective for all circumstances (Kinicki & Fugate, 2017). Scholars have identified three traditional leadership styles: autocratic, bureaucratic, and charismatic leadership. These styles have their advantages and disadvantages that may be suitable in a particular circumstance, but not suitable in a different situation. The autocratic leadership style […]

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Leadership, Organizational Behavior

The Most Important Leadership Theory in Today’s Global Economy

I think that among the contemporary theories, transformational leadership theory is the most important leadership theory in today’s global economy. However, among the traditional leadership theories, behavioral theory should be discussed deeper, because it covers the broadest range of leadership styles and is established upon a strong foundation. Kinicki and […]

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Leadership

Wangari Maathai: Leadership Potential

The discussion of what makes a great leader is still an ongoing conversation. Stories of world leaders may provide exemplary role models for us to learn. Others tried to summarize the principles for successful leadership into several key points (Bluesteps, n.d.). Wangari Maathai, one of the greatest female leaders of […]