Leadership Theory & Practice

Leadership raises considerable challenges in face of leaders, who are not prepared to it or who rely on their intuition and innate leadership skills only. Different theories open different perspectives on leadership, which may help to elaborate the effective leadership style. Hence, leaders should be able to determine succinctly which strategy and way of actions to choose in every particular situation.

The utilitarian perspective, which implies the possibility of sacrificing one or a few for needs and well-being of many is useful and worth implementing as long as this strategy and leadership style does not intervenes into fundamental principles of the organization and existing legal and social norms (Northouse 81). For example, a leader may need to cut jobs to save costs and to keep business progressing that will be beneficial for all employees, who remain within the organization. However, the leader cannot cut jobs by violating civil rights of employees. For example, a leader cannot fire a female employee, if she has just delivered a child, even if the leader justifies such a decision by the optimization of costs.

On the other hand, the leader can also consider focusing on needs of each employee, even if it is harmful or does not match needs of other employees and stakeholders. Returning to the example of a female employee, who has just got a child, the employee can support such employee to manifest his/her social responsibility as well as the social responsibility of the entire organization. In such a way, the leader will encourage other employees and make them believe that the leader will not betray or leave them aside, if they have some troubles. Instead, the leader will always help them.

Thus, leaders should try different theoretical models in their real world work.

 

Works Cited:

Northouse, P. G. (2011). Leadership Theory and Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

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