Applying Leadership Theories Caroline Brady

A) A leader I admire and respect is my English teacher. She is a great leader because she leads by example. She always works hard because she wants us to work hard too. She offers help whenever we are struggling and tries new things when the old methods are not working.

B) My teacher exemplifies the Popular Leadership Theory. This theory states that good leaders lead by example. My teacher did this when she gave us an assignment to write a personal narrative. She then wrote her own personal narrative and read it to the class as an example.

C) She exemplifies personal power because her students respect her and look to her for advice since she is good at what she does. Students go to her for help with writing essays because she is a good writer.

D) Yes, I would follow the same type of leadership as my English teacher because I would want my followers to look up to me and respect me.

A) A negative situation I occurred was when a leader- a teacher- scolded a student in front of the entire class for an assignment he did a poor job on.

B) Transactional leadership was applied in this scenario. The teacher assumed the student would be motivated by punishment.

C) Positional power, specifically coercive power, was used in this situation. Coercive power is when the subordinate fears receiving a poor performance review.

D) I would have used referent power instead of coercive power. Referent power assumes people work better when they can trust their leader. This would have changed the outcome because the student would be able to trust his teacher if she had spoken to him in private.

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