AMHARA LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATE PROGRAME Public Management and Organizational Development GROUP ONE
MEANING, THEORIES AND STYLES OF LEADERSHIP
1. CONTENTS CHAPTER 4 - LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4.1 Meaning, theories and styles of leadership 4.1.1 Conceptualization of Leadership and its Evolution 4.1.2 Theories and Styles of Leadership in an organization 4.1.3 Organizational leadership motivation; Concepts and Theories
OBJECTIVE S Find out how different leadership models and theories have emerged Critically reflect on the different models and theories and apply them in a different range of context in the future Appreciate the different leadership models and theories and realize their strengths and weaknesses in relation to one’s personal brand of leadership Understanding Organizational leadership motivation, Concepts and Theories
4.1 Meaning, theories and styles of leadership
1.THE MEANING OF LEADERSHIP Some popular definitions of Leadership are : Leadership is the ability to develop a vision that motivates others to move with a passion toward a common goal “A process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal ” (Northouse, 2001, pg 3) Leadership is showing the way and helping or inducing others to pursue it.
Conti… Leadership is “interpersonal influence, exercised in a situation, and directed, through the communication process, toward the attainment of a specified goal or goals” (Tannenbaum, Weschler, & Massarik, 1961, p. 24). Leadership is “an interaction between persons in which one presents information of a sort and in such a manner that the other becomes convinced that his outcomes … will be improved if he behaves in the manner suggested or desired” (Jacobs, 1970, p. 2 Leadership is “the relationship in which one person, the leader, influences others to work together willingly on related tasks to attain that which the leader desires” (Terry. 1977, 410).
2. THE EVOLUTION OF LEADERSHIP The current environment of downsizings and rightsizings are creating employer/employee disconnects. The demographics of the workforce are changing. These changes are the catalyst for leaders and managers to transition from purely supervisory functions to more of a coaching and mentoring role . The unethical behavior of a few prominent organizational leaders behavior which affected millions of lives has tainted the world’s perception of leaders and the concept of leadership.
Conti… Organizations need to rebuild employee trust . They need to find new ways to reconnect the employee/employer relationship . The ability to restore this relationship provides the framework to increase morale and ultimately productivity . There is a need for a leadership evolution. It is time for a new breed of leaders.
The 21st Century Leader: A Blend The business world needs a renaissance leader .
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