Case Study: Leadership and Motivation Styles of James Winthrop

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Case Study:
Leadership & Motivation
Styles for
Mr. James Winthrope

By: Celestina Trujillo
HCM 2004 SO1
South University Online
January 14, 2013

Contents

Based on the different styles of leadership, which style would be most appropriate to address the issue with the ES employees?…………………………………………………………………….3

How should leaders and managers address workplace issues based on specific styles of leadership? …………………………………………………………………………………….....3

What intrinsic and extrinsic rewards could management provide to motivate and increase productivity in ES employees? …………………………………………………………………...4

How could perception, thinking, and behavioral characteristics influence the behavior of the ES employees?………………………………………………………………………………………...4

•What alternative methods could Mr. Winthrope use to improve the communication between the director and the employees of the ES department?…………………………………......................4

References……………………………………………………………………………………........6

Which style would be most appropriate to address the issue with the ES employees? There are four different styles of leadership: Coercive, Participative, Pacesetting and Coaching.

Coercive is more of a demanding and power based styles and usually isn’t used unless a leader is having issues with a problematic employee.

Participative is a styles that involves the employee(s) in the process of decision making but assures that the ending results is up to him/her.

Pacesetting is a style that is used by leaders who set high standards in performance, sometimes the leader will end up doing most of the work themselves.

As this is a case of unwillingness of performing duties on the part of the ES workers, first the rules have to be placed as well as expectations of each employee. I believe that participative styles would be the best in this situation. Opening the line of communication, for thoughts and suggestions could be the start of a more effectively ran department.

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