Aspen University Leadership from the Trait and Style Perspective Discussion

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1)Impact

Compare and contrast the concepts of style and trait as components of leadership. Describe how different leadership traits and styles can contribute to organizational effectiveness. Please be specific and detailed in your response. Give examples and support your assertions with current research.

Your original post, in response to the discussion question or questions above, should be a minimum of 250 words, not including restatement of questions or reference sections. Discussion posts must go beyond summarizing concepts and must utilize critical thinking, advanced application, and synthesis of ideas. Thus, in addition to any of the assigned readings you must utilize at least two additional peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles to inform and substantiate the content of your discussion.

2)Response Guidelines

In addition, read the posts of your peers, and then respond to one of their discussions. Your substantive response must be 200 words and not casual in nature. A substantive reply should expand or extend the scholarly discussion. As with any scholarly writing, ideas must be substantiated, and any content that is paraphrased, summarized or quoted must be cited and referenced in your replies as well as your original discussions.

Feel free to add additional shorter replies to build professional, collegial conversations regarding the content of your discussions.

Kamille Mitchell POST

Leadership is defined as the potential or capacity to influence others (Vroom and Jago, 2007). A person who is aware of goals and contextual dynamics and knows how to influence, mobilize, and lead the group (Drzweiecka and Roczniewska, 2016). In 2002, Zaccaro et al. included social abilities in categories of leadership traits such as intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity, and sociability (Northouse, 2019, p. 26). Another key area of leadership is the Five-Factor Personality Model that which differentiates between the five big traits and leadership. The five personality traits are neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness (Northouse, 2019, p.26). Using the trait approach to leadership uses the characteristics or traits of the individual to determine how effectively they will be able to lead the company or organization. In the aspect of leadership, traits focus on the characteristics, behavior, and situation on how the leader will be effective. Leadership style determines how the leader will lead based on morals, values, beliefs, and culture. Examples of leadership styles are authoritative, affiliative, democratic, coercive, etc. The authoritative type of leadership style is based on having a vision and motivates in that manner. This style works well in environments where clear direction is required (Drzweiecka and Rozniewska, 2016). Affiliative leadership focuses on the people in the organization and puts them first and concentrates on building relationships and having a peaceful organization. Democratic leadership works well with building a team and gathering input from everyone involved. Another type of leadership style is coercive leadership. This style of leadership is very demanding and does not foster or allow input from others. This type of leadership style is usually seen in a negative way and has a negative impact on the organization. However, this type of leadership style seems to work well in stressful situations.Bottom of Form

3)Sociability

Sociability is a trait discussed in the text. Discuss the value of this particular trait as it exists in organizational settings. Give examples and support your assertions with current research.

Your original post, in response to the discussion question or questions above, should be a minimum of 250 words, not including restatement of questions or reference sections. Discussion posts must go beyond summarizing concepts and must utilize critical thinking, advanced application, and synthesis of ideas. Thus, in addition to any of the assigned readings you must utilize at least two additional peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles to inform and substantiate the content of your discussion.

4) Response Guidelines

In addition, read the posts of your peers, and then respond to one of their discussions. Your substantive response must be 200 words and not casual in nature. A substantive reply should expand or extend the scholarly discussion.

As with any scholarly writing, ideas must be substantiated, and any content that is paraphrased, summarized or quoted must be cited and referenced in your replies as well as your original discussions.

Feel free to add additional shorter replies to build professional, collegial conversations regarding the content of your discussions.

Mary Billingsley POST

In today’s work environment, organizations are seeking highly skilled leaders and managers to lead the organization to success through effective leadership and management. One of the traits sought after in leaders are sociability, as pointed out by Ahmad, Jasimuddin, and Kee (2018), sociability and self-confidence were the defining factors of a positive organizational climate and job satisfaction of employees. Employees characteristics such as teamwork, integrity, positive attitude, and friendly attitude allows them to interact well with other colleagues bring value to the organization through a positive and productive workplace.

Northouse (2019) reported that sociable leaders show sociability traits through pleasant social relationships with colleagues and employees and have a friendly, courteous attitude. Simarily to Northouse research on sociability and personality traits, Tomšik and Gatial (2018) article noted that personality traits are important in career choices. Employees with sociability traits tend to take on leadership roles and earn the respect of their colleagues due to their ability to communicate well and with confidence. Words like social courage and social intelligence are used to describe leaders that have sociable skills that drive positive aspirations of followers in the workforce. Handa (2018) research found that social intelligence is defined as adapting and understanding dissimilarity through intelligence and social skills to situational awareness and situational response. Exemplary leaders are those that motivate their followers and inspire them to be enhance their self-growth, as well as, improve the operations and management of the organization. Leaders that tend to create a socially engaged workplace increase work productivity and improve employee retention.