Monthly Archives: March 2014

LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: CONCLUSIONS

The comprehensive analysis of peer review articles pertaining to the most effective leadership style for managers did not provide us with clear uniform answers. Yet, the authors were able to deduce key elements and components from this research into a contextual leadership style solution for the changes and challenges that face the 21st century marketplace. […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Proposed Solution

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The authors ascribe to the importance of staff empowerment, a continuously improving employee skill set, the partnership approach, and to the general consensus that there is no single all-encompassing leadership style that addresses all situations. Managing a crisis demands a different leadership approach than devising a management plan or supervising operations. The Chinese character for […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Analysis

Upon digesting this plethora of information, the authors concur with W. Edwards Deming’s statement, “The job of management is not supervision, but leadership” (Chamberlin, 2012, p. 30). The question remains, is there a universal leadership model that effectively addresses the current work environment and market demands? Lieven T. Cox attended a Knoxville Hospital Council sponsored […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Followership

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An important aspect affecting leadership effectiveness is the reciprocal connection between employer and employee. Every individual possesses a unique set of skills and intellectual, emotional, and personality characteristics. Leaders, therefore, should be wise to consider these interpersonal differences when soliciting employee buy-in capital. The employer-employee relationship has, as a result of the current economic conditions, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Leadership

Leadership styles are designed with the intent to direct behavior towards the accomplishment of common, organizational objectives. Literature reveals there is no consensus on one all-encompassing, effective leadership type, but recognizes the charismatic, transactional and transformational approaches to be the more effective leadership styles in the current day environment (Daft, 2012). A study by Khan, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Context

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In addition, there are individuals who advocate the premise that effective leadership is relative to the organizational context. The Larsson and Vinberg (2010) study results implied successful leadership behavior to contain both universal and contingency leadership elements. Cangemi, Davis, Sand, and Lott (2011) hypothesize that significant organizational challenges follow a three stage process: Survival Stage, […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: Leadership

Constructing a leadership model is like deciphering a complex brainteaser; it entails identifying the key components of the riddle and then solving the puzzle by aligning and fitting the different pieces in the appropriate slots. Similarly, in order to develop an effective leadership template for managers we need to identify which components and attributes are […]

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LEADERSHIP IN MANAGEMENT: What Constitutes Leadership?

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Upon reviewing literature the authors discovered a multitude of different leadership definitions and styles. Daft (2012) defines “leadership” as the ability to influence people toward the attainment of goals (p. 422). Malos (2011) cites that effective “leadership” is the ability to successfully integrate and maximize available resources within the internal and external environment for the […]

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