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Leadership Theories and Models

Looking for help on what to include in an introduction comparing 4 leadership theories: Transformational, Charismatic, Situational, and Transactional Leadership. Also, please provide some points of comparisons to consider.

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Let's take a closer look at an an introductory paragraph, which gives a brief introduction to the topic and a purpose statement, as well as information on each of the four leadership styles to consider.

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1. Looking for an introduction to a paper comparing 4 leadership theories Transformational, Charismatic, Situational, and Transactional Leadership.

Leadership styles are important aspects of leading an organization and teams, and are crucial to the leader's success. By understanding different leadership styles and their impact, a leader can be armed with more than one style and "become a more flexible, better leader" (http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_84.htm). Four of these leadership styles to consider include Transformational, Charismatic, Transactional Leadership and Situational and each have advantages and disadvantages that will also be discussed.

The transactional style proposes that the team members agree to completely obey their leader when they take the job: the "transaction" is (usually) that the organization pays the team members, in return for their effort and compliance. Following from this assumption, the leader therefore has the right to "punish" team members when or if their work does not meet the pre-determined standard. Under transactional leadership, team members have little room to improve their job satisfaction. One ...

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By example, this solution shows what to include in an introduction comparing 4 leadership theories: Transformational, Charismatic, Situational, and Transactional Leadership. It also compares the models on several dimensions.

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