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Analysis of leadership style using Leader-Member Exchange

Provide a 1,000-1,500 word assessment of your leadership style using the Leader-Member Exchange exercise. In addition to your overall score, be sure to interpret and explain your scores on mutual affection, loyalty, contribution to work activities, and professional respect dimensions. Be sure to conform to APA format including an outside reference and an abstract, as well as a conclusion about what you learned from this assignment. Is this an accurate portrayal of the real you? If someone were to watch and analyze a videotape of you for the last three months what would they say your leadership focus is?

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Leader-Member Exchange Theory
Leadership can be defined as the process of influencing the behavior of others to work eagerly and passionately for achieving the predetermined goals. Leadership shows a continuous aspect of behavior. A leader is supposed to use the coercive force so that the followers abide by the instructions of the leader (Miner, 2005). This paper is based on the valuation of leadership style in terms of exchange theory. This paper helps the readers to understand the leadership effectives in term of mutual affection, loyalty, contribution to work activities, and professional respect dimensions.
Leader Member Exchange Theory
The leader- follower relationship is very critical to an organization's success. Leaders in the organization have the tendency to develop relationship with the members of their group. The leader exchange theory throws light on these relationships and how they are important to the success of the organization (Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory, 2009). The focus of this paper is this leadership exchange theory. The leadership exchange theory puts emphasis on the relationship between the supervisors and subordinates.
The leadership member exchange theory can be defined as the theory that mainly concentrates on the relationship between a leader and a member. According to this theory the effectiveness of leadership process can be evaluate through the assessment of the interaction and the exchange of views between leaders and members (Gupta, 2009).
According to this theory, the leader-member relationship results in the formation of two kind of groups namely the "In group" and "the Out Group". The 'In group' constitutes the inner circle of the assistants and advisors who share a special relationship with their leaders. The 'Out Group' members are those members who are outside this circle (Brooks, 2006).
There are various implications of having an in-group and an out-group in the organization. The membership in both the in-group and the out-group depends upon the task related and non-task related performance factors. The leadership and leader's relationship with followers is highly significant for organization's success (Leader-Member ...

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An analysis of leadership style using leader-member exchange is examined.