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Perspectives of Leadership Effectiveness

1. Consider your present or recent organizational leaders and the culture of the organization. Which perspective(s),(competency, behavioral, contingency, transformational, or implicit) would you say were most applied when it came to influencing those within the organization? What about the culture of the organization made this an effective way in which to influence?

2. Do you think that there are certain perspective of leadership that require a certain behavior? Take for instance, hypothetically, a ranking official in the army has to make important decisions. Do you think it would benefit them in that position to have more of a task oriented mind set instead of people oriented behavior? Could some leadership behaviors be more better than others ?

3. Comment about the tools and techniques you have observed successful team leaders employ in aligning their team's incentives.

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Leadership Perspective

Organizational Culture and Leaders' Perspective
The transformational leadership perspective of the leaders is very influencing in different situations of the organizations. It is an effective way to influence the employees towards the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. Transformational perspective helps the leaders to focus company and individual employees by aligning employee's goals with company goals. Leader raises the follower's values, morals and beliefs and motivates them that increase their contribution in obtaining a collective outcome. On the other hand, other perspectives satisfied lower level needs of the followers. It is based on a cost-benefit exchange process that occurred between leaders and followers such as jobs for votes and subsidies for campaign contribution, etc (Ramos, 2008). Transformational perspective includes motivation and inspiration to achieve desired goals that is effectiveness for leaders as well as employees' satisfaction. This perspective is built more with effective relationship with employees, increased team performances and creativity of followers in comparison of other perspectives that increases competition and dissatisfaction among followers (Marshall & Coughlin, 2010). ...

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The perspectives of leadership effectiveness are examined.