MMM240 - Organisational Behaviour
Matthew Acciarito, Student I.D: 900181318
Anthony Camerlengo, Student I.D: 90218998
“Leaders make a real difference in an organisation’s performance”. Explain and critically evaluate this statement.
Leadership is defined as “a special case of interpersonal influence that gets an individual or group to do what the leader wants done” (Wood, J. et al, 2010) this is depicted across society ultimately through developing opportunities on individuals and radiating inspiration and motivation within their scope of influence. Within these qualities over history great leaders have developed detailed theories that are constantly being utilized within successful corporations today. …show more content…
The trait theory which identifies different traits between leaders and followers, and assumes that leaders are born not developed. The trait theory takes into account physical and mental attributes of people that appeared to be more successful leaders. This theory took into account things such as height, weight and personality, and rather than study each of those in detail, these characteristics were recognised in effective and ineffective leaders. Therefore people could