Essay on Leadership and Followers

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The Emotional Approach to Organizational Change
The second part of this chapter basically talks about 3 types of leadership styles. The first leadership style that Weber developed and was one of the first to categorize leaders by this style is charismatic leadership. Charismatic leadership is the guidance provided to a group of people by one or more individuals. These charismatic leaders are usually seen as heroic and or inspiring, and are given the power to make dramatic changes in an organization. “According to Weber, charismatic leaders come from the margins of society and emerge as leaders in times of great social crisis.” These leaders usually have a vision of change in society or an organization. Through this vision they set high expectations for their followers, and also build strong emotional attachments with them. But there could be two types of charismatic leaders, which are ethical and unethical. Ethical charismatic leader would be a leader who uses their power to serve others as in unethical leader would use their power for personal gain. (Examples: of unethical charismatic leader and ethical charismatic leader)
The second type of leadership style was developed by Burns which is transformational, these leaders usually find and express the current problem in society or the organization and they have a vision of what should be done to fix the certain problem. These visions are usually to benefit both the leader and the followers. Usually this type of leadership in an organization focuses on team-building, motivation and collaboration with employees at different levels of the organization to accomplish the change. Transformational leaders set goals and grant rewards to the followers, by doing this they tend to give the followers a push so that they can higher their performance and become motivated and aim for the change or goal.
Charismatic and Transformational leadership styles were actually compared and it shows that they are actually more similar than they are different. Both charismatic and transformational leaders are future oriented and both create a vision for the organization. This vision drive’s the followers towards the changes for the organization. If the leaders of organizations lack vision, they will have followers all over the place and they won’t know what’s going on. But in