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In researching various leadership theories, I’ve found that not only do many of the theories overlap but the theorists’ work does as well. This is to be expected as no one leadership style or theory can work in isolation and no leader can align with one style to utilize in all situations. Therefore, it is essential that today’s leaders recognize and incorporate elements from various leadership styles to apply to unique situations in leadership positions. In turn, what is a leader and how much do I follow? I like to say: "I will follow you any where, but not off a cliff". Sometimes leaders like to follow, if only to sharpen their own skill-sets and become better. This blog will indicate a few bold expressive relationships as well examples of the most used styles of leadership. Full disclosure: the views and content written in this blog are for case studying and theory, in no way should any of this content replace the existing content set forth by XILED GAMING and it's leaders.



Servant
It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve FIRST. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is a LEADER first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possession. The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.

This includes:

  • acting in an ethical manner,
  • putting others first, and
  • showing sensitivity to other's concerns.


Authentic
Closely aligned with servant leadership; in theory and practice, the authentic leadership encompasses both the interpersonal domain which focuses on the leader and his or her self-concept and self-knowledge; and the interpersonal domain which is more relational and created by leaders and followers together. One leader-followers another, therefore validating all leadership roles.

Ethical
Often used interchangeably to focus on that which is fair and just to others. Particularly, focuses on acting with integrity, fairness, and ethical practices. Ethical leadership also entails knowledge of policy and social justice, as well as culture. This type of leader knows all angles but is insistent of doing whats ethical instead. DOING THE RIGHT THING!

Instructional
The influence of the leader is based on his or her expert knowledge and focuses on improving learning and skills.

Transformational
This focuses on building the capacity of the members of the organization and rehabilitating the ones that want to stay. From each of the other kinds of leadership, the leader finds the best qualities and then uses those, along with a deep sense of shared purpose, to motivate subordinates. While the other forms of leadership focus on one singular aspect or another, transformational leadership takes a broad view of the issues surrounding leadership and then uses those as a driving force for meeting the overall goals of the organization.

Transactional
This is indeed modeled just like a business transaction. Of course, the employer/employee relationship is largely transactional. Employers need work done and employees do that work in exchange for money. That “quid pro quo” (“something for something”) is the heart of the workplace and everyone is generally happy with this arrangement, but it only works if everyone involved sees it that way. Money is therefore not always the motivating factor.

Emotional
Where transactional leadership is concerned primarily with the exchange of goods and services, emotional leadership is concerned with the feelings and motivations of followers. It takes the focus completely to the other side of the spectrum; demanding that leaders be emotionally intelligent themselves and then to motivate through the use of that emotional intelligence.





There's a few characteristics of leadership (or dimensions) were formulated over time.

  • building a vision and establishing goals,
  • creating a productive culture,
  • providing intellectual stimulation,
  • offering individualized support,
  • modeling best practices and important organizational values
  • demonstrating high-performance expectations, and
  • developing structures to foster participation in decisions




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References
Leithwood, K, Begley, P. T, & Cousins, J.B. (1994). Developing expert leadership for future schools.
Hargreaves, A., Fink, D. (2006). Sustainable leadership. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.
Murphy , M (2018) The Leadership Model Used By Steve Jobs, Henry Ford And Thomas Edison, Forbes.com


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