Week 5 Discussion 2 Empowering Others

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Leaders inspire and encourage their followers to reach objectives they have deemed important.  The ability to empower others to reach these objectives is a key skill of a leader.  Using the overview of transformational and transactional leadership provided in this week’s lecture and readings, discuss the concept of empowerment and the best practices associated with empowerment. 

Forbes School of Business Faculty 

References

De Cremer, D., & van Knippenberg, D. (2002). How do leaders promote cooperation: The effects of charisma and procedural fairness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 87(5), 858-866. doi:10.1037/0021-9010.87.5.858 

Hughes, R. L., Ginnett, R. C., & Curphy, G. J. (2009). Leadership: Enhancing the lessons of experience (6th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 

Nadler, D. A., Gerstein, M. S., & Shaw, R. B. (1992). Organizational architecture: Designs for changing organizations. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. 

Schermerhorn, J. R., Jr., Hunt, J. G., & Osborn, R. N. (2005). Organizational behavior (9th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

Required Resources 

Text 

Warrick, D.D. (2016). Leadership: A high impact approach [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/ 

Recommended Resources 

Article 

Yun, S., Cox, J., & Sims, H. P., Jr. (2006). The forgotten follower: A contingency model of leadership and follower self-leadership. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(4), 374-388. Retrieved from the ProQuest database. 

Multimedia 

INTELECOM (Producer). Contingency theory (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://searchcenter.intelecomonline.net:80/playClipDirect.aspx?id=4870EEC7664070BB9915C7C9656B6ED52F514680433C867266498D8F1CBAE88DE16BD42E3D16FAAAFFFE711DF0EEE1EF80B913E9D1B2BC6D