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Leadership Theory Paper Milestone 6 Introduction Leadership is a responsibility that can also be a virtue learned through apprenticeship. Leaders must be keen and have excellent relationship skills perfect for handling their workmates or groupmates. The leadership task is not a simple one. Thus one needs to have proper decision-making skills and an accommodative attitude towards what is right. Leaders must give good advice to their people regarding performing duties and directing them to do what is expected accordingly. There are three main leadership theories: the Great Man Theory, the Trait Theory, and Transformational leadership. There are qualities and abilities related to the leadership theories, which change from one leader to another. James McGregor Burns established a transformational approach of administration in 1978 when researching political leadership. Burns insisted that leaders, in transformational theory, advise their followers. The followers will, in turn, help one another and advance together. People or organizations will change due to the transformational ability of the leaders. Also, the individual traits and focus of the leader do not matter to the followers. Thus, this paper focuses its discussion on the evolutionary approach in terms of its strengths and weaknesses in the application. Background A leader, in the transformational approach, injects leadership attributes to their followers. The leader will also help the followers to comprehend and tackle the environmental hardships that may appear when the leader is on duty, accordingly. The followers get amended on how they approach issues in life under such a transformational leader. Most of the attributes the leader will impact on the followers are positive and constructive, enabling the leaders to have an easy time executing their duties. In addition, the people surrounding such leaders will face minor complications when working with transformational leaders. The welfare of the followers under the transformational leaders automatically improves due to the increased positive impact the leader has too. Hence, the transformational approach is one of the best leadership theories. Peoples' opinions give the valid traits of a great leader. Thus, there is increased research done on the characteristics of a great leader, to find the exact detailed explanation. Some of the traits of a good leader are good communicator, honest, capacity to allocate duties, empathy, self-awareness, and an influencer. All these elements of a good leader are attached to the transformational leader, who leads to positive results among their followers, accordingly. People give opinions of the good leader out of their practicality. When leaders offer services, people will comment on the diligence of the leaders on duty.
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