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Running head: TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLES Traditional Leadership Styles Name Institutional Affiliation 1
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TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLES Traditional Leadership Styles Introduction Leadership is regarded to be one of the most significant aspects necessary to have an efficient and effective management system in any given institution. The reason behind this assumption is that leadership is the primary factor that commonly contributes to the well-being of nations and organizations. Great nations exemplified by the USA, India, France, and Britain have become the most prominent countries globally in the recent past due to effective leadership in their various organizations (Lussier & Achua, 2016, p. 125). Even though numerous theories have been put forward in an attempt to explain leadership the effectiveness of leadership, two of them remain to be prominent. They include transactional and transformational theories of leadership. During the late 1980s, transformational leadership theory became very common after Burns proposed it. On the other hand, various versions of transformational leadership theory were suggested by various theorists and Bass was one of them (Çekmecelioğlu & Özbağ, 2016, p. 126). Reflection Most authors believe that transformational and transactional leadership theories are (Kazmi & Naaranoja, 2013, p. 75) distinct in their practice and concept. In addition, they agree that transformational leadership theory augments the transactional leadership theory in a big way. The interaction has led to the development of higher levels of group, organization, and individual performance regarding service delivery (Jung, 2012, p. 194). Some authors are confident that transactional leadership theory is a division of the transformational leadership theory. 2
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TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP STYLES Transactional leadership yields incremental changes in the manner in which both the followers and leaders behave. For example, leaders embracing this kind of leadership discipline or reward their followers depending on their performance (Kazmi & Naaranoja, 2013, p. 75). For the case of transformational leadership, the followers and leaders undergo fundamental changes in their attitudes as well as beliefs regarding the organizations in which they work. For instance, transformational leaders ensure that their followers use their abilities effectively to enhance service delivery. In this age where the
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