Leadership Effectiveness describes the importance of leadership effectiveness in organizations, and how effective leaders help to promote employee satisfaction in a workplace. The book will also briefly discuss concerns with ineffective leaders, and the impact ineffective leaders have on employees. Students will also have the opportunity to review various factors that make up an effective leader, and how those factors determine the effectiveness of a leader. Additionally, the book examines the different styles of leadership such as transformational and charismatic leadership and why those leadership styles are found to be the most effective.
Everything You Need to Know About Leadership Effectiveness is ideal for graduate level students who are enrolled or thinking about enrolling in an MBA program, Industrial/Organizational Psychology program, or Educational Leadership program. This book will allow you to gain a better perspective on the importance of effective leaders and their role in employee satisfaction.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to work for an employer who placed your needs and organizational needs first? What about having an employer who believes in the work you do, and encourages you to utilize your strengths and skills to its full potential? Believe it or not, there are employers who do just that! When was the last time your employer has commended you on a job well done, or acknowledged your contribution(s) to your workplace? Some of you may have experienced such praise, while others are still awaiting that appreciation and gratitude.
Unfortunately, too many employees are dissatisfied in their workplace. There are several factors that contribute to employee dissatisfaction, but the culprit is likely due to ineffective leadership. There is nothing like feeling appreciated and acknowledged from your employer on a regular basis. Such praise helps to increase employee morale, turnover reduction, and overall employee satisfaction (Avolio, Routundo, & Wulumbwa, 2009; Goleman, 2000; Ismail, Zainuddin, & Ibrahim, 2010). On the contrary, as some of you may have experienced, leaders who do not support the needs of their employee, run the risk of low employee performance due to job dissatisfaction, and poor psychological well-being (Asforth, 1994; Padilla, Hogan, & Kaiser, 2007).
The purpose of this book is to introduce to students the importance of leadership effectiveness, characteristics of an effective leader, and the types of leadership styles known to be the most effective in organizations. After reading this book, students should be able to gain a better perspective on the role effective leadership and styles play in employee and organizational commitment. Students will also be able to use the tools provided in this book as a helpful guide for their own professional use if planning to engage in a leadership role. Furthermore, the tools in this book can also serve as a reminder of what you are entitled to as an employee of an organization, and that your hard work and dedication should be acknowledged respectively.