MGT380Final Paper - Leadership Theory Running head POWER...

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Leadership Theory 1 Running head: POWER AND INFLUENCE OF LEADERSHIP Luke Boyd Leadership Theory Ashford University Leadership for Organizations MGT 380
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Leadership Theory 2 Leadership Theory Leadership is a term defined by individual interpretation; it is a behavior, and has no fixed or static ‘meaning’. What is relevant and discussed herein is the coordination of action that it brings forth for human beings. This paper will reflect on the skills and qualities associated to effective leadership; and its significance of organizational assessment through concept and theory. Leadership is linguistic coordination of linguistic coordination’s and a domain of descriptions that refers back to itself for meaning, relevance and value. Since leadership and management discipline types vary in capacity and are subjective to individual prospective, the understanding of the concepts of leadership and its distinctions from management are imperative. Leadership Theory: Leadership is “the ability of an individual to influence, motivate, and enable others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of the organization…” (House R.J., 1999, pg. 184). Accordingly leadership does not imply the trait or action of a leader, but a drift of closing and opening of new possibilities for an organization and the employees within. To be assessed as effective there is the presence of assessment that two or more people are in a dance of coordinated action and the dance produced will take care of concerns and/or fulfill the
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Leadership Theory 3 narrative for the future. Effective leadership requires education, sophisticated knowledge, recurrence and embodied practices. Contemporary Leadership: (Rost, 1991) Defined management as an authoritative relationship that exists between a manager and subordinates to produce and sell goods and services; is it quite that simple though? Organizations of the 20 th and 21 st Centuries have continued to evolve with the globalization of world economies. The challenges for new and existing organizations walk a narrow line between objective reality and subjective feelings and thoughts. The advancements in technologies have significantly improved organizational productivity and effectiveness of management, yet many organizations still fail to forecast for future breakdowns within the organization or the industry they transact in. For example, computer advancements have re-invented the methods of production and distribution; thus, causing a shift from mass standardization to mass customization and individualization that demand much more innovative management practices than Rost proposed. Unlike the 20
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ORGANIZATI 201 taught by Professor Pope during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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MGT380Final Paper - Leadership Theory Running head POWER...

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