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BUS 610 Week 4 DQ 1 Leadership Style

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What style of leadership is the most effective in leading an organization? Is it important
to be well-liked, or are results all that matter? Cite examples that support your
conclusions.
Each leadership style (Authoritarian, Democratic, and Laissez- Faire) has a purpose and
depends on the environment for which it is used. I preferably would want to lead an
organization in a democratic setting because we live in a democratic environment; therefore
our mentalities as individuals are to naturally have an opinion on how we function in our
society. Based on its history, this leadership style is most effective because it values team
members input, and receiving feedback will always empower them to be a part of something
special. Also, this gives them a sense of responsibility and will motivate them to put their
energy and effort towards making the organization better; which will make them more
accountable.
Being well-liked is essential for a leader in order to creating a movement for reaching desired
results. One well-liked speaker that I can recall that has a great deal of charisma and is
currently having success in moving his audience is President Barrack Obama. Although
President Obama’s efforts in leading the U.S. out of the current state of recession has resulted
in slow progression, his charisma has assisted him in putting initiatives in place that are not
well supported by other political parties. According to DuBrin, “charismatic leadership is the
most desirable and is defined as the ability to lead or influence others based on personal
charm, magnetism, inspiration, and emotion (DuBrin, 2004).” Initially within my experience
in management, I did not realize the influence that I had on team members based on my work
ethic; and had a strong belief that results were all that mattered. I just assumed that as long as
I worked hard, I would have the ability to building rapport with subordinates and peers; but
my influence went further than that. By leading my team out of hardship from the result of
being previously managed by poor managers, and creating a low performing store to a
certified training store throughout the district; had made me become very influential and
charismatic without prior knowledge. By my team trusting in me and my expertise, I was able
to charismatically create a positive working environment that made team members desire to
be a part of.
References:
Baack, D. (2012). Management communication. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Durbin, A.J. (2004) Applying Psychology: Individual & Organizational Effectiveness. (6th
Ed.) New Jersey: Pearson Education,

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