Leadership and Change Management Research Worksheet

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TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP MMPBL/520IntroductionWorkplaces, and other areas in life, can often be fraught with stressful situations. Facing tough situations is an inevitable factor of life. Leaders are characterized by their firmness and strength of purpose. They know what they want and need, and go about achieving it assertively. One of the characteristic traits that define leadership skills is being self-assured and having self-confidence. Leaders almost always never require the approval of others about the decisions they take and the actions they carry out.

Hard work does not daunt leaders. Fueled by their passion, they have high levels of energy that keeps them going on seemingly forever. This implies that leaders are conscious of their priorities, motivations, weaknesses, and strengths. They are aware of what they need to do in order to improve and exactly what is driving them to achieve what they have set out to do. Leaders have the inherent ability of earning respect from their team members and building their trust.

This is a vital contributory factor of the productivity of teams. Putatunda (2007)CrysTel has strong top executives, but its departmental leadership skills especially in the Marketing and Sales departments need to improve. With transformational leadership providing timely feedback and motivation in these departments, CrysTel will be able to adapt better to its ever changing market conditions and provide a smoother transitions during these times of change.

Company One: Anchorage Police Department"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." John LockeThe Anchorage Police Department was established in 1920 and currently serves 255,000 people with 400 employees. The chief of police heads the department with two deputy chiefs - one in charge of operations and the other administrative services. Several divisions, sections and units fall under two captains. Lieutenants are in charge of sections...