DQ Two Week/One
DQ Two Week/One
The paradox of leadership and followership is caused by a combination of factors that can be explained theoretically. There is a need to have leadership even if it causes a difference between followers and leaders.
Leadership in any organization is a fundamental need. There is a need to have an order of hierarchy to ensure that organizations are run in a desirable manner. The leader must be someone who is an autonomous thinker. He must be eager to listen to the ideas of followers but make decisions based on his knowledge and in the best interest of the organization. Leadership is needed in the organization to provide direction and guidance towards achieving the organizational goals.
The separation between leaders and their followers is caused by the lack of communication between the two parties. Organizations must have elaborate communication systems to ensure that interaction between leaders and their subordinates is not broken. If this is followed, there will be no split in power and rank between leaders and their followers. Followership is essential in leadership because it is an indication that the leaders are respected and their commands are strictly adhered to. Therefore, leadership and followership must co-exist without causing disturbances that may result in splitting of power and rank. The reduction of power breaches trusts within the organization hence the organizational performance could reduce.
Leadership is essential in the organizations because it is the best way to ensure that employees get good guidance. The leaders must have to uphold effective communication and utilize their power wisely. This helps to avoid splitting in power ad rank. Trust between leaders and followers must be nurtured to boost unity and effectiveness. Therefore, leadership is a necessity in any organization. However, it must be handled properly to avoid separation between followers and leaders.
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