Effective Leadership


My community has initiated a program where the youths have united toengage in productive activities and reduce the rate of crime. In thiscase, the youth leader in the program tends to portray some positiveleadership qualities. For instance, the youth leader has compliedwith the Charles Handy`s six methods of influence in ensuring thatthe other members respect him. In particular, he has been able tocreate physical influence over the group, and he has established therules and procedures that have established order and gave him theexpert power. The exchange influence has led to the members beingrespectful, and he has used persuasion in convincing the members tosupport certain policies. The ecology arises from the differentdepartments that support the decision-making and implementation whilemagnetism leads to the effective use of his expert power to influenceothers. He has also adopted the Goleman’s democratic leadershipstyle since he listens to what the members have to say and give hissuggestions. Based on the Tannenbaum-Schmidt leadership continuum,our youth leader is at the “suggest” position since lists thechoices and allows the members to discuss and determine which one isthe best approach (Yukl, 2012). In terms of the Blake and MoutonManagerial Grid, our youth leader is at the “Middle-of-the-Roadmanagement” level since he is still trying to find a balancebetween the goals of the organization as well as the interests of themembers. The youth leader has also used the Hersey and Blanchard`ssituational leadership theory in improving his communication skills.For instance, he has used the “participating/supporting” approachin ensuring that he nurtures the relationship he has with the membersand facilitate teamwork (Batool, 2013). Besides that, he has alsoused the French and Raven`s description of five leadership powertypes to improve his communication and motivating the members. Morespecifically, he has used “referent power” in communicating andusing integrity and honesty to earn the members’ respect. All inall, the youth leader is friendlier to the members and tries toimprove how the team works in the end.


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Yukl, G. (2012). Effective leadership behavior: What we know and whatquestions need more attention. The Academy of ManagementPerspectives, 26(4), 66-85.