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How Do Leaders Develop
A look at how effective leaders develop.
# 152892 | 1,326 words | 9 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 30, 2013 in Business (Management)

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The paper explores the attributes of effective leaders and which sources of inspiration leaders turn to. The paper then turns to the concept of "Be-Know-Do", or what is sometimes called the BKD model of leadership development, and then offers an analysis of leader's evolution with regard to goals and values. The paper finds that leaders develop at varying rates, yet all share a common attribute of having exceptional levels of emotional intelligence and the ability to define compelling visions for organizations while also defining challenging roles for everyone to contribute to the attainment of challenging, often very long-term objectives.

How Do Leaders Develop
What are the Sources of Inspiration for a Leader
Explaining the Concept of "Be Know-Do"
A Leader's Evolution with Regard to Goals and Values

From the Paper:

"Managers are often given responsibility for keeping organizations along a path of steady progression and for the most part given responsibility for keeping the status quo in place (Palese, Pantali, Saiani, 2006). Managers are then more administrators of policies and procedures, ensuring consistency, conformity and compliance to organizational policies and programs over time. A leader is quite different from this role in an organization, as they must define a compelling vision, provide guidance and insight in how to attain it, while also keeping their teams and in some cases, the entire organization motivated and focused on the goal. A leader then is a person who can evoke significant change in any organization and continually create excitement, passion and interest in the vision becoming reality. The best leaders have an innate passion for their vision of the future and have the ability to simultaneously keep themselves and their organizations focused and moving towards its fulfillment (Gallos, 1997). Passion and the ability to clearly communicate the vision for the future of an organization, including the necessary steps to turn the vision into reality, are what set exceptional leaders apart from managers. What makes transformational leaders so powerful is their ability to define a compelling vision everyone can contribute to in the organization and inspire high levels of individual creativity at the same time (Wang, Rode, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Donald J Campbell & Gregory J Dardis. (2004). The "Be, Know, Do" Model of Leader Development. HR. Human Resource Planning, 27(2), 26-39.
  • Gallos, Joan V. (1997). On creating leaders: A pedagogy of courage and passion. Journal of Management Education, 21(1), 6-8.
  • Richard Hader. (2006). A "just culture" proves just right. Nursing Management, 37(6), 6.
  • Carl Levesque. (2004, January). THE LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIP. Association Management, 56(1), 49-51.
  • Lindebaum, D., & Cartwright, S. (2010). A Critical Examination of the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership. The Journal of Management Studies, 47(7), 1317.

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