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Running Head: LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY1Leadership Philosophy, Style, and BehaviorsJennifer A. PotucekPennsylvania State University, World Campus
LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY2Leadership Philosophy, Style, and BehaviorsLeadership PhilosophyInThe Human Side of Enterprise, McGregor (as cited in Northouse, 2018) provides twoleadership philosophies on human nature and work ethic – Theory X and Theory Y. Theory Xstates that followers are unmotivated and are in need of constant supervision and guidance, whileTheory Y suggests that followers are capable of working independently if they have a goal. Ibelieve the type of follower you attract is solely based on the type of leader you are, and I alwaysstrive to be a Theory Y leader.Based on my experience both as a leader and a follower, I find that people, in general, donot enjoy being micromanaged as Theory X suggests is necessary. While I am sure there aremany people who only do the bare minimum, there are also many people who are passionateabout their work and want to succeed. Additionally, I feel that people work better with theknowledge that, as a leader, you trust in their abilities to get tasks done and accomplish goals. Inmy work as a data analyst, when my supervisors would assign me as the lead for a project, Iknew they trusted me to complete the project and provide quality analysis and reporting. I would

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