PSY FPX 6720 Assessment 5 Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories
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PSY FPX 6720 Assessment 5 Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories

PSY FPX 6720 Assessment 5 Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories

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Capella University

PSY FPX 6720 Psychology of Leadership

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Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories

Introduction

The definition of leadership has evolved over time, with its core attribute being the process of influence within groups aiming for common goals (Northouse, 2018). Research indicates a strong correlation between employees’ job attitudes, effectiveness, and retention with their relationship with leadership (Vidyarthi, Erdogan, Anand, Liden, & Chaudhry, 2014). Leadership development, often overlooked, is crucial for organizational success, expanding individuals’ capacities to be effective in leadership roles (McCauley et al., 2010).

Case Study

Greg Stephens, an employee at United First Federal Bank, faces challenges balancing work and personal life, impacting his effectiveness as a leader. Greg’s struggles highlight the importance of leadership type, focus, and personal well-being in effective leadership.

Leader Ineffectiveness

Greg lacks a specific leadership type, struggles with multitasking, and neglects personal needs, leading to decreased effectiveness and team morale. His behavior reflects poor leadership practices, hindering organizational success.

Leadership Theories Compared

Servant and authentic leadership theories offer distinct approaches to leadership. While both prioritize leader-follower relationships, servant leadership focuses on meeting followers’ needs, whereas authentic leadership emphasizes leaders’ genuine self-expression and accountability.

Effective Leadership

Given Greg’s situation, authentic leadership appears most suitable, emphasizing genuine self-expression and trust-building. Transitioning to authentic leadership requires self-assessment, building trust with the team, and promoting work-life balance.

Conclusion

Authentic leadership theory offers a promising approach to effective leadership, emphasizing genuine self-expression and trust-building. As organizations evolve, leaders must adapt their leadership styles to foster trust and motivation among their teams.

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PSY FPX 6720 Assessment 5 Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories

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PSY FPX 6720 Assessment 5 Critical Analysis of Leadership Theories

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