Leadership Essay

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Leader Influence and Power in Dyadic and Group Interactions Prof: Winnifred McPherson MAN 3303 6:30 – 9:15 W April 9, 2010 OUTLINE I. INTRODUCTION a) Thesis Statement b) Overview II. DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP a) Difference between Power and Influence b) Leadership versus Power Approach III. DYADIC AND GROUP RELATIONSHIP 1. Models and Theories 2. The Process 3. Effect & Result IV COMPARISON OF TWO RESEARCHES a) Transactional Leadership b) LMX Theory V. CONCLUSION VI. REFERENCES John Quincy Adams once said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” In its most basic form leadership refers to influence. Good leaders can help us to accomplish more; in the same instance poor leadership also can be the source of much dissatisfaction There are three common factors that exist in all successful leadership; a focus on people, clear communication, and character. A good leader understands that he or she cannot achieve extreme success without the support of good followers. Followers assess leader’s effectiveness by the extent to which clear, timely indicators of performance are available for the leader’s team or organization. Therefore, if performance increase or decrease after the leader’s team of office began, then the blame or credit will be given to that leader. Follower considers leaders actions, and uses information about the situation to reach conclusions about responsibility for success or failure. The followers judge leaders intentions and competence to see how sincere and committed are the leader. The amount of legitimate power and discretion allowed a leader depends on the perception by the followers and other stakeholders that the leader has the expertise to solve important problems facing the organization. Followers are
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