Task: Evolving Leadership Models
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, 2002), Relational Leadership (Brower, Schoorman, & Hwee, 2000) and spiritual leadership (Mitroff & Denton, 1999).
Conduct a preliminary search of these models, and select one that resonates best with my own leadership style and one that does not resonate to my own leadership style.
Respond to the following questions regarding the model 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"? I have to provide a defense for my arguments with academic sources.
Objective: The Objective here will involve the following:
1. Analyze the various leader, follower, cultural, and situational characteristics that contribute to leadership.
2. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze business situations.