Leadeship Style Analysis

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Collaborative Leadership Styles Analysis

The nature of leadership styles in high diversified, job-related, leader-member relations, corporate and organizational settings varies considerably. In the situational approach (see Blanchard, Zigarmi, & Nelson, 1993; Blanchard, Zigarmi, 1985; Hershey &Blanchard, 1977, 1988), the authors said, the basic premise of the theory is, "different situations demands different kinds of leadership." It is a matter of fact that inasmuch as a leader possesses certain qualities that he / she specifically mastered in, situations sometimes demands that the leader conforms to the norms and ethics that governs an organization or entity.

In this paper, as members of Team C, which comprises Susan, Joseph and, we analyze our leadership styles ranging from situational, transformational and charismatic approaches. Our approach to these leadership theories may not be 100% reminiscent to what researchers or theorist may perceive, nevertheless, reading through our individual leadership styles, readers may see certain traits of our leadership approach similar to the aforementioned leadership styles.

Joseph Leadership Style

In the last 12 years Joseph assumed leadership positions both in the educational and social sectors, he finds himself exhibiting patterns of the situational approach behaviors like supporting members and groups to feel comfortable about themselves and their peers and, involving himself with subordinates (coaching approach) to enhance their goal achievement and social emotional needs. Socially, during the peak of the war in Liberia, Joseph has to change his leadership role as a radio program producer and announcer to counseling war-affected and traumatized people from different backgrounds. Transforming himself to a counselor and interacting with people with multiple problems ranging from rape, torture and human rights abuses was not an easy task, especially having spent 10 years in the broadcasting field where his responsibilities were to report issues as he analyzed them.

However, as theorist of the situational...