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A. Compare and contrast leadership theories that you believe would be most influential and beneficial to an organization's management practices in order to lead change in that organization.

b. Explain your rationale for choosing the particular leadership theories. Include why you believe your selected theories would be more effective for the organization than others. Be sure to address both the strengths and the weaknesses of the selected theories.

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I will need to combine both these parts due to the fact that these two questions seem to be asking the same question, ie, the most effective leadership theories for change management programs, the rationale for the choice.

The most influential and beneficial leadership theories for leading change programs in an organization will be transformational and Participative leadership theories. The primary rationale for choosing these leadership theories for the change plans is due to the fact that both these leadership theories have traditionally prove to be very effective in overcoming critical issues such as employee resistance during the change plans.

Let us first start with transformational leadership. Transformational leaders inspire their followers and display great passion, enthusiasm and energy in bringing out desired change in an organization. Such leaders are always visible and lead from the front and set an example in front of their subordinates to follow. Thus, such leaders are quite effective in overcoming resistance among the employees by injecting enthusiasm, ...

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Compare and contrast leadership theories that you believe would be most influential and beneficial to an organization's management practices in order to lead change in that organization.

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