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Explain the relationship between the leader, the followers, and the situation. Can a...

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nanalyly | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM via web

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  1. Explain the relationship between the leader, the followers, and the situation.
  2. Can a leader’s public and private morality be distinguished? Should they be?
  3. Are there any leadership roles men and women should not have equal opportunity to compete for?

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pranav2008 | College Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM (Answer #1)

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Leadership is an influence relationship among leaders and followers who intent real changes and outcomes that reflect their shared purposes. A leader will have followers for example a manager can become a leader to infleunce his subordinates for performing a particular task towards achieving organizational goals. For example Steve Jobs od Apple Inc, perfomed the role of leader and infleunced the organization to become the world most admired company and made Apple Inc an innnovative company.

The leader public and private morality should be same. It means leaders should do what they preach to the followers. They cannot do some things different from what they intend the followers to do. For example a leader who is frequenlty absent or on leave to the organization cannot motivate his followers or subordinates to be more regular to the organization. 

There are no different leadership roles for men and women both of them have to perfrom the same roles for attaining the organizational goals. 

References

Daft, R.L., & Lane, P.G (2011). The Leadership Experience, 5th edition, Australia, South-Western Cengage Learning.

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