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Transformational Leadership has more impact on employee motivation and worker output

1. What are some new ideas that you’ve learned about your own leadership area?  This could be things like strengths and weaknesses, new research findings, points of application, etc.

- I tend to be a participative leader. I learned that participative leadership is employed when greater control is required.
- My wife is more of a supportive leader. She can support employees with immense experience who grow uninterested in a task and may require the same leadership involvement level as a new employee.
- A leader needs to motivate and influence in order to be a successful leader. Expectations and the way they are communicated can influence performance.
- I also learned from this sentence, directive leadership is paramount when the task environment remains ambiguous, but as the conditions and requirements of a task become more defined, participative leadership is the preferred style.
- I didn’t realize that a poor leader to employee relationship may make an employee want to leave. It is probably because I never had an extremely bad leader employee situation.
- The task of directing a crew and overseeing the project work is normally delegated to someone who has strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with a multitude of personalities.
- Transformational leadership has more impact on employee motivation and worker output than transactional leadership in relation to path goal theory.

2. What are key areas of overlap between the leadership area assigned to your team and the other leadership areas?

- All leaders need to take care of followers in an ethical, trustworthy, and respectful manner.
- Emotional intelligence is important for all leaders. Some leadership styles benefit from stronger emotional intelligence than others. Team 3’s paper discussed awareness, to be emotionally intelligent a leader must be aware.
- Several teams mentioned similar traits and leadership styles. Some leadership styles mentioned multiple times are transactional, transformational leadership, and path-goal theory. Some traits that were mentioned multiple times are basic leadership traits like trust, good communication, motivation, and conflict resolution or negotiation.
- Different leadership styles are also mentioned. Our paper mentioned directive, participative, supportive, and achievement styles. Other papers mentioned styles like coaching, mentoring, and teaching.

3. Looking at all of these leadership areas as a whole in the synthesis of all of their ideas, what is missing from them—what are the ways that these approaches to leadership are falling short in preparing leaders to lead successfully today?
- These approaches would benefit student leaders if there were assignments in caring out a certain leadership method. Through doing student leaders would become better leaders. A document of certain steps should be included to walk students through a leadership style.
- Another way to prepare students is to give examples of famous leaders and the type of leadership style they have used. Famous leaders like Bill or Hillary Clinton would give a role model since we see them on television all the time. Students would be able to study famous leaders while doing none school tasks.