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  • Date Submitted: 09/30/2011 03:34 PM
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Leadership Styles

Human Service Professionals Leadership Styles

Abstract
Leaders have very different qualities and also personalities, like many of us as individuals do today.   My purpose for writing this paper is so that may examine the different styles of leaders and the qualities a good leader should have in the human service profession.   I will identify the four leadership styles of decision makers in our text that include: the climber, zealots, statesperson and lastly the advocate.   I will compare the transactional and transformational leaders to get a better understanding of the qualities and also differences.   I will also display the importance of leaders to their teams for functionality.   The positive efforts made by a leader and its team members can have a great impact on an agency and also the community in general.

Leadership Styles in the Human Service Profession
For generations now leaders have had their focus on getting the best performance out of their employees to better the business.   Some have succeeded and then again some have failed.   Most successful leaders have shared their qualities, but it seems that all are very independent of each other.   The style of a military sergeant would not be the same as the style of a human service leader.   Harry Truman said “Men make history and not the other way around.   In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.   Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” (http://www.buzzle.com/articles/great-leaders-in-history.html) On the opposite side of the spectrum of leadership Mahatma Gandhi led a nation to freedom in a non-threatening way.   No matter what your style or charisma is no one can deny the impact our leaders have on us.
The climber is one of the four leadership styles of decision makers as stated in our text.   The climber is considered to be narcissistic and “very concerned about themselves and their own career...

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