Essay on Leadership

737 Words Jul 4th, 2013 3 Pages
Assignment 3: Leadership, Teambuilding and Communication
Anna Miller
June 15, 2013
Professor Janet Largaespada
Strayer University

Leadership in organization is the process of guiding and directing people’s behavior in a work environment. There are three Leadership Theories, Contemporary, Traditional, Emerging Theories and Interpersonal forms of power. Traditional Leadership was defined by Max Weber as three leadership styles, charismatic, bureaucratic and traditional. Traditional Leadership Theory is the ability to use power and influence in order lead. This power is given to the leaser based on tradition of the past. Decision making abilities and willingness to act are also important
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Around 1960 new theories of leadership were developed that considered the impact of follow and tasks on leaders’ effectiveness. Emerging styles also called modern or current styles. With today’s business constantly changing and modernizing, modern technological advances, can globalize there business. Leaders can remotely Interaction between coworker and the supervisors. This puts a difference demands on the leadership styles. Now those employees are working more from home and just meeting once a week or less. There are two Interpersonal forms of power and six principles. In very relationship whether it be in a personal or business. An example of the power over some is if some has gone to college and the other person has not. The person that has not will feel like the one that has gone to college has more knowledge over them and feel less power. Some people feel they are more powerful than other because they born into wealth and have luxuries that other do not have. Or we do not all have the physical strengths that they might want. The six principles are Expert Power, Referent Power, Information Power, Legitimate Power, Reward Power and Coercive Power. Expert Power is having knowledge about a subject that other value and does not possess a threat to them and gives them an upper hand in communication. In work situations, the person with this valued knowledge is a person people

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