Leadership Research Paper by Champ

This paper examines the issue of leadership within an organization, concentrating on the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
# 98552 | 2,025 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that the presence or the absence of effective leadership can have a dramatic impact on organizations. The writer points out that business environments can offer various examples of companies that found themselves one step away from bankruptcy, but were transformed to more efficient and effective structures after ineffective administrators were replaced with competent and dynamic leaders. The paper then provides an analysis of the management and leadership of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, using the state police organization as a model. The paper first analyzes the evolution of ineffective practices within the police-structures, which made necessary an "upgrade" both in managerial and leadership practices and then goes on to examine several leadership styles, focusing on situational leadership as the most appropriate to the studied organization.

Executive Summary
Brief Description of the Tennessee Highway Patrol
Ineffective Leadership Practices
Understanding the Importance of Leadership
Management Vs. Leadership
Situational Leadership

From the Paper:

""Nevertheless, today's reality of technically competent and better educated police officers makes the authoritative leadership practices obsolete, as they no more respond to the expectations and needs of police personnel."
"As part of a more sophisticated society, officers are not anymore ready to accept the command of an ineffective leader. Today, an autocratic style of leadership will not only lead to poor morale and reduced effectiveness within an organization, but will also cause quality personal to leave."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bass, B.M. and Stogdill, R. M., (1982). Handbook of Leadership, New York, New York: Free Press, p. 14-16
  • Blake R. and Mouton J. S. (1994). The Managerial Grid, Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing
  • Hansen, P. (2003). Developing Police Leadership, accessed online January 14, 2007, at www.totse.com/en/law/justice_for_all/2develop.html
  • Hersley, P., (1997). The Situational Leader, New York, New York: Warner Books
  • Hersey, P. and Blanchard, K. H. (1999), Leadership and the One Minute Manager, New York, New York: William Morrow

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