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Theories of Leadership - Etzioni and Parson

The members of your faculty are in an uproar over the expansion of required hours of service to cover the cost of other cutbacks. All faculty members are being asked to provide an additional three hours each week in the forms of administrative duties; these could involve calling parents of absent students, notifying parents that a student is in danger of failing, filing paperwork for the school office, answering incoming calls to the school, etc. The faculties are upset more because these tasks are not specifically "academic," and they feel they are a waste of their time. The other option is to fire up to three faculty members to cover the cost of these tasks.

Select two different theories of leadership from the following and respond in a way that is reflective of their theories:

- Etzioni
- Parson

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Select two different theories of leadership from the following and respond in a way that is reflective of their theories:

- Etzioni

As the president at this educational institution I would employ Etzioni's ideology wherein the use of organizational control through authority structures, formal hierarchies of authority, supervision, job definitions, policies, and specified procedures are used to facilitate change and adaptation. Tapping into the faculty's organizational commitment, I would attempt to coerce change from a positive perspective initially wherein I focus my rhetoric toward highlighting how these changes ...

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The theories of leadership for Etzioni and Parson are examined.

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