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The Science of Leadership
THE HIGHLY EFFECTIVE LEADER/FOLLOWER RELATIONSHIP
Joseph H. Boyett, Ph.D.
Boyett & Associates
The best available evidence to date strongly indicates that leaders are most effective in gaining follower
commitment and inspiring performance toward goals when they do the following things:
Idealized Influence—Leaders must be charismatic
Leaders must exude confidence and competence. They must have, or at least appear to have, a clear since
of mission, purpose, and values and they must behave in ways that are consistent with their purpose and
values. They must demonstrate their commitment to achieving an important goal for their group or
organization and they must show that they are willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve that goal.
Leaders must conduct themselves as someone with whom their followers will take pride in being
Inspirational Motivation—Leaders must be inspirational
Leaders must develop and articulate a clear and compelling vision of the future. Leaders must generate
enthusiasm for their vision and optimism that it can be achieved.
Individual Consideration—Leaders must be considerate of their followers
Leaders must deal with people as individuals with unique needs, abilities, and aspirations. Leaders must
coach, advise and teach their followers.
Intellectual Stimulation—Leaders must be intellectually stimulating
Leaders must question assumptions and the status quo. Leaders must seek innovative and creative
solutions to old problems and encourage leadersr followers to do the same. Leaders must create excitement
for finding new perspectives and new ways of doing things.
Contingent Reward—Leaders... [continues]
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