BUS660: Contemporary Issues in Organizational Leadership (MFU1432A)
Instructor: Dr. Renee Just
September 15, 2014
“All transformational leaders are charismatic, but not all charismatic leaders are transformational. Transformational leaders are charismatic because they can articulate a compelling vision of the future and form strong emotional attachments with followers. However, this vision and these relationships are aligned with followers’ value systems and help them get their needs met.” (Hughes, el at, p.577, 2012) Bishop T. D. Jakes is the Pastor at The Potters’ House of Dallas, Texas. Bishop Jakes is truly a charismatic leader that influences over 30, 000 members or more that attends his …show more content…
D. Jakes effective leadership style has giving many of his followers hope through his teaching and preaching messages at the Potter’s House Ministry in Dallas, Texas. Bishop T.D. Jakes role is not just behind the pulpit but he is out giving back into the community. He has some homes build in the community and apartment buildings to help with the single parents and senior citizens who need help with housing assistance. Bishop Jakes travel to different countries to help support those who are in need of assistance globally as well. “ In October 2006 a delegation from The Potter’s House commissioned by Bishop Jakes returned to Kenya to establish a computer lab at Kawangware Primary School, the first of its kind in a slum school. “ (Jake, 2012) This school was located in Africa to help the children to develop their learning skills and teach them how to use computers to enhance their learning …show more content…
Charismatic leaders set high expectations while expressing confidence in their abilities and providing ongoing encouragement and support.” (Hughes, el at, 2012)
Bishop T.D. Jakes is truly one that is a charismatic leader that appeals to the emotions of his followers who were hurting women in need of emotional healing. These followers were able to build a strong bond with Bishop Jakes because they could see his vision as a solution to solving their problems.
“When you see a leader behavior (even when it may appear obviously effective or ineffective to you), you should not automatically conclude something good or bad about the leader, or what is the right way or wrong way leaders should act. You need to think about the effectiveness of that behavior in that context with those followers.” (Hughes, 2012) I believe that Bishop T.D. Jakes is an effective leader I have not heard a whole lot of negative things about him in the news media. The people here in Dallas, Texas speaks well of his leadership as a