Based on the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory of Leadership, whenever there is a team project, there is an in-group and an out-group. These two groups refer to the relationship between the leader and the employees (followers). Employees in the in-group always have more responsibilities and often learn about events/updates earlier than the out-group.
Thinking about this, please do the following:
As an employee, explain two benefits and two disadvantages of being part of the in-group and the out-group.
As a leader, mention two characteristics of employees in the in-group and two characteristics of employees in the out-group.
Explain why leaders categorize employees into in-group and an out-group.
Research LMX and provide a half page summary of the findings on LMX that most resonate with you (go beyond what is provided in this week’s readings). Use two sources with in-text citations
As we have studied during this week, transformational leaders encourage their employees to share ideas. This type of leader motivates employees and seeks collaboration to achieve goals. They take the time to listen to employees and evaluate ideas. Open communication, cooperation, and risk-taking are characteristics that often describe transformational leaders.
- Research a female KSA leader that you feel has a transformational leadership style and in one page describe his/her transformational style with robust examples. Use two sources with in-text citations
Explain ways that you exhibit transformational leadership, and if you do not have examples write out a plan for how you can be more transformational as a leader
- As we have studied during this week, charismatic leadership is defined by a leader who uses his or her communication skills, persuasiveness, and charm to influence others. Charismatic leaders have an ability to connect with people on a deep level
Research a KSA leader that you feel has a charismatic leadership style and in one page describe his/her transformational style with robust examples. Use two sources with in-text citations
Explain ways that you exhibit charismatic leadership, and if you do not have examples write out a plan for how you can be more charismatic as a leader.