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    Inspiring a Departmental Vision
    Shawneen Zackuse
    City University of Seattle


    Inspiring a Departmental Vision
    Overview of Inspiring a Departmental Vision
    Evaluation of Leadership Theories in Inspiring a Departmental Vision

    Behavioral Approach Theory
    Authentic Leadership Theory
    Servant Leadership Theory
    Evaluation of Situational Factors
    Evaluation of Best Leadership Strategy to Inspire a Departmental Vision

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    Behavioral Approach Theory

    The behavioral approach seeks to categorize human behavior in accordance with the behavior of animals wherein the belief is that Classic conditioning can be utilized to elicit the desired response from employees or operant conditioning can be used to elicit the response from employees. I personally disagree with both of these theoretical frameworks as they are flawed in their approach in my opinion they seek to place the human into a simplistic narrative that is easily controlled with little to no recognition of the fact that humans are multifaceted individuals who can't be easily put into defined narratives that are ascribed as a result of conditioning. Nevertheless, these theoretical approaches believe that employees can be conditioned to behave in the way that the employer wants them to behave.


    There are many cons associated with this approach, and these include the fact that humans and animals are demonstratively different in regard ...

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    The expert provides evaluation of leadership theories in inspiring a departmental vision.The behavioral approach theory and authentic leadership theory is examined.