How the organizational culture could affect the leadership theories used in an organization and how culture influences organizational change. The complexity of the health care organizational system and the role crisis plays in moving a system to change, and the role of the transformational leader in a culture of continuous change.
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Organizational culture can affect the leadership theories used in an organization, due to the fact that the strength or weakness of an organization's organizational culture will play a large role in making a determination as to the leadership theories that are most applicable to that organization. Strong organizational cultures usually are cultures that are culturally inclusive, have strong leadership, a great deal of employee pride and loyalty to the organization, and invest highly in employee training and improvement. Organizations of this nature require that the leadership theories used are more functional in nature, due to the fact that the effectiveness of the leader in organizations of this nature will be gauged by the overall effectiveness and efficiency of ...
Comparing Leadership Theories
Recent theoretical developments in leadership paradigms seem more inclined to frame leadership concepts within the context of moral philosophy, interpersonal growth and spiritual values, topics discussed in business leadership models. Some examples include transformational leadership (Burns, 1978; Bass, 1990), Servant-Leadership (Greenleaf Center, n.d.), Relational Leadership (Brower, Schoorman, & Hwee, 2000) and spiritual leadership.
Conduct a preliminary search of these models, and select one that resonates best with your own leadership style. Using the business article search engines in the Library and other credible sources, respond to the following questions regarding the model you have selected:
Select two and compare and contrast these two models, with particular emphasis on the implications of these models for the leader follower-relationship and the organizational culture.
To what degree do these models represent a theory that is grounded in experience or fact, or just a "fad"? Defend your arguments with academic sources.
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