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This assignment is based on leadership style used within a whole sale retail business such as Tesco Plc. The essay will analyse its pros and cons of the management using these approaches and the management’s difficulties and success in their approach. The essay firstly will begin by a brief history on Tesco then define the term leadership within an organisation. Secondly, the essay focus on differently styles of leadership and theories which other management have used in the past and how these approaches are believed to be the best approaches according to the theorist. Lastly, this essay will link the styles and theories that are best matched with the approach used by Tesco Plc also a recommendation if they could change or adopt any new approaches which may be more beneficial to the organisation.

Tesco are considered to be one of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom and also one of the biggest food retailers in the world (Tesco plc, 2013). Similar to other food retails organisation such as Asda and Sainsbury; Tesco has been diversified by selling non food products, such as electrical, insurance schemes and also clothes in their establishment (Tesco, 2013).
The organisations initial size demonstrates that the types of management and leadership styles and the way these are handled are high priority for the success of this organisation.

Comparable to other retail organisations, the management and leadership styles adapted within Tesco are likely to have constantly been adapted in correlation with the advancement of the company over the years. Even though the current management style has incontrovertibly been successful here in the United Kingdom, it is highly likely that they would not be able to use this same management style in certain countries overseas, namely Japan and China. The primary reason for this is due to the different cultures and values which have been adopted by these respective countries and this is something that will be taken into



References: Bratton, J., Callinan, M., Forshaw, C. and Sawchuk, P., (2007). Work and Organizational Behaviour. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Tesco Plc, (2013). Our business. [online] Available at: <http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=8> [Accessed 11th April 2013] Tesco, (2013). Main shopping website, [online] Available at: <http://www.tesco.com/> [Accessed 11th April 2013] Yukul, G. (2002). Leadership in organisation (5th ed), Upper Saddel River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

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