LeadershipWeek3DQ1 - Coming from the 20th century where leadership was mostly about autocracy powerful speeches wars even and a little bit of rare

LeadershipWeek3DQ1 - Coming from the 20th century...

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Coming from the 20thcentury, where leadership was mostly about autocracy, powerfulspeeches, wars even, and a little bit of rare charisma[ CITATION Lep06 \l 1033 ]; current attitude towards leadership has changed drastically.To be more specific, if we talk about the leaders of today and how their roles are perceived in their work places, according to Manning & Curtis (2015), a few forces that have influenced the current attitude towards leadership in American workplaces are:a.Honesty in all dealingsb.Respect for othersc.Service to othersd.Excellence in all works performede.IntegrityLets further analyze these forces.Honesty in all dealingsis a must not only for leaders but for everyone involved in theorganization. That being said, we have heard of the phrase, “leading by example” a lot which implies that for an organization to be honest in all dealings, the leader must be honest in all dealings too. Hence, honesty in all dealings has helped leaders becoming more of a face that the followers can trust.Respect for othersis another force that has changed how leadership is perceived as in a modern American workplace. The social media side of the internet was and still is flooded with leadership and motivation related quotes. One of them that never left my mind was a picture that had two forms of leadership; one where the leader is instructing people to work and the leader is sitting in a chair. The other form of leadership illustrated had the leader working with the followers and that was said to be “proper leadership”. I agree to most of what this picture illustrates.
In my opinion, it’s the leader respecting his followers that has brought about this change and incorporated this mentality that a leader is not just someone who instructs and checks whether everything is being executed properly or not. That is a part of what a leader does, he supervises but, if that’s all he does then he is less of a leader and more of a supervisor.

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