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Leadership Examination Apply: Leadership Examination MGT/521 February 4, 2019
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2 Leadership Examination Introduction Leadership and managers are not the same because leaders manage, and the managers, lead. However, both are necessary to pursuit organizational goals. One can both be the manager and leader and in managerial leadership, one will influence others to understand and perform what needs to be done to accomplish shared objectives. For example, leadership skills are needed to create and communicate a company’s vision, strategies, and goals. Management skills are needed to execute on the plans and goals. (Kinicki & Williams, 2016, p. 442) Different types of Leadership Approaches There are four behavioral leadership approaches, task-oriented behavior, entails planning, monitoring, and problem-solving (p.451). Relationship-oriented behavior is focused on the leaders ‘ability to interact with his or her subordinates. This type of leadership displays empowerment, consideration and servant leadership qualities. These types of leaders pay close attention to their subordinates needs and desires while directing them to accomplish the organizations goals. First, Servant leadership is coined by Robert Greenleaf (p.454). That focus is primarily on the growth and well-being of people rather than themselves. Passive leadership behavior, this type of leadership is characterized by the lack of leadership skills. Passive leadership is also referred as management by exception; problems become serious before action is taken. (p.456) Prominent Leader and Their dominant leadership style While this individual is someone I wouldn't consider "prominent" he is a leader that comes to mind because of his dictatorship in history. Saddam Hussein practiced autocratic leadership, the former dictator of Iraq. He built a reputation as a progressive, effective politician he made decisions without consulting with anyone.
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3 Leadership Examination Saddam had the ultimate control, and power he did not have two-way communication with any of his people. He essentially betrayed the people who relied on him. He had the final authority which didn't extend to anyone else. His people were expected to follow orders without
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