The Importance of Positive Leadership and Its Effects on Organizational Behvaior

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John Quincy Adams once said “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. Positive leadership is a critical area for an organization and its behavior. A good leader or leadership team can take a mediocre organization and transform it into something great. They help improve the way of life for some organizations. There are three important aspects to consider when discussing good leadership and its effects on organizational behavior: the importance of leadership, the elements of a great leader, and the effects of good leadership within an organization. The first area, the importance of leadership defines what role a leader may play within an organization. Next, there are several fundamentals that a leader must possess or demonstrate in order to be considered a good leader. This is discussed in the second sub-topic. Lastly, the effects that a good leader can have on a organization can be long-lasting and widespread, depending on the size of the organization. Examples of two outcomes are provided.

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The Importance of Leadership
Leadership, for our purposes, is “operant behavior of one person that effects a change in...
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