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As Blanchard describes, situational leadership is not something that is done to people, but it is something done with people (p.60).
Literature on Biblical context of leadership provides various views on leadership; it also recognizes that no specific leadership trait or style can be termed as best and should vary with the situation and according to the followers. This is explained through various laws of leadership in the Bible and with references to distinct spiritual personalities in Christianity. Upon extensive exploration of biblical context of leadership and after studying different leadership models and theories, it was found that situational leadership is most congruent with biblical context of leadership. The aspect of biblical leadership concept considered in the present discussion includes spiritual gifts possessed by leaders, as outlined by Borek, Lovett & Towns (p.174). This discussion evaluates how leaders tend to use or apply spiritual gifts in various situations. Further, effect of situational leadership has been illustrated through examples explained on the basis of impact of following situational leadership and the possible effects of not following this leadership.
Contingency approach to leadership provides the best picture of leadership concept and is also the best way marker to anyone entering the leadership role. Immense debate on leadership traits and behaviors can be, to a large extent, answered by the contingency approaches modeled by various theorists. Daft (p.64) underpins the significance of contingency models by stating, ‘the effectiveness of leader behavior is contingent upon organizational situations.’ These approaches provide different methods of dealing with different situations. They incorporate different leadership styles in different situations. Daft explains,
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This paper also talks about the impacts of Gulf Spill on individuals related to British Petroleum i.e. its employees, stakeholders and customers. It describes Moral Accountability of leaders and managers at British Petroleum and Leadership Model, the use of which could improve the current scenario of British Petroleum and contributes in achieving stability after huge annoyance from all directions.
As such, this essay seeks to evaluate the significance of leadership especially in response to a challenging scenario. The essay starts by explaining the similarities and differences between the Ohio and Michigan studies on behavioral leadership and how contingency theories of leadership have developed from these studies.
It also goes hand in hand with the word power, because such is impliedly vested to a so called leader. It is manifested by the respect and obedience rendered by the leader’s subordinates (Gill, 2006). Leaders are being looked up by the people in society for their ability to drive and motivate their followers, for the latter to exert full effort in doing their assigned tasks and to achieve their end goals.
At the same time, it is also leadership that can cause de-motivation for some people who are not in favor of the management style of the leader. In this paper, I would endeavor to scrutinize the leadership characteristics and styles of Ford’s new CEO Alan Mulally.
Leadership knowledge is a strong background of a personal development. Moreover, the knowledge of leadership plays a crucial role in the work of the enterprises. The main task of a leader is to make people follow him: “no matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto” (Stone cited in Groves 2006).
It helps the employees in enhancing their performance and also improves their qualities to achieve success by accomplishing the goals and objectives of the organization. The successful performance of the employees depends entirely upon the leadership approach adopted by the managers.
It varies from one individual to another on the basis of his or her values, beliefs, facts, gender and ideas. Still all sort of leaders always try to motivate his or her followers towards attainment of the goal by following the accurate path. Otherwise, it might lead to varied types of pitfalls (Northouse, 2013, p 345).
The conclusion from this study states that the charismatic leadership theory encapsulates both the mystical and objectively determinable aspects of this leadership approach. Perhaps most notably, there is the theatrical approach that distinguishes means by which an individual can utilize charismatic leadership to achieve organizational goals.