Bennis&Mcay - TMGT 492 Leadership Styles of Bennis and...

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TMGT 492 Leadership Styles of Bennis and McCay To begin the discussion on the differences between Bennis’ style of leadership and that of McCay, I will first talk about Bennis’ style of leadership. In the past, there have people lots of professionals trying to figure out what personal characteristics are associated with a charismatic leader. Charisma is a magnetism that inspires followers to go the extra mile to reach goals that are perceived as difficult or unpopular. Some earlier writings on charismatic leaders focused on attributes such as confidence level, dominance, and strong conviction in one’s own beliefs. More attributes to charismatic leaders were added when Warren Bennis came along. He studied ninety of the most effective and successful leaders in the U.S., and found that they had four common competencies. These include a compelling vision or sense of purpose, an ability to communicate that vision in clear terms that followers could readily understand, a demonstrated consistency and focus in the pursuit of his or her vision, and an
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course TMGT 492 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at Indiana State University .

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Bennis&Mcay - TMGT 492 Leadership Styles of Bennis and...

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