Team Leadership

Topics: Leadership, Management / Pages: 19 (4531 words) / Published: Oct 26th, 2011
MGT 8037


Prepared by: Anthony Gunther
Student Number: 5014570
Prepared For: Bernadette Lynch
Date Submitted: 04/10/11
Extension Granted: Yes TABLE OF CONTENTS

Annotated Bibliography 5
Reflective Paper 1 8
Reflective Paper 2 12
Reflective Paper 3 16

1. Annotated Bibliography
Source 1:
Hoyt, C.L & Blascovich, J 2003, Transformational and transactional leadership in virtual and physical environments, University of Richmond

This source highlights the differences between transformational and transactional leadership styles. A laboratory experiment was undertaken to show the differences in three different environments; face-to-face, virtual and intercommunication. Results showed that transactional leadership typically showed increases in quantitative output however transformational leadership proved to be more efficient and produce qualitative outputs. This source was chosen as it clearly distinguished the differences between transformational and transactional leadership. It also indicated the different types of outputs generated by the leadership styles and further insight into the best approach for a virtual team leadership; being transformational leadership.

Source 2:
Kozlowski, S.W.J 2006, Enhancing the effectiveness of work groups and teams, Michigan State University, East Lansing

This source provides a detailed overview of the effectiveness of good leadership. Substantial research is provided into different leadership styles and approaches that have been utilized in the past and the constant iterative process that is required to ensure competent leadership is achieved in the future. Kozlowski highlights the importance of leadership and the effect that poor leadership can have on achieving team effectiveness and successful teams. The source provided well rounded coverage of the requirement for leadership and the significance that good leadership plays in

References: Mullins, J 2002, Management and organizational behavior, 6th edn, Financial Times/Prentice Hall, New York, New York, pp. 259-287 Oshagbemi, T & Gill, R 2004, ‘Differences in leadership styles and behavior across hierarchical levels in UK organisations’, Leadership and Organisation Development Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 93-106 Samson, D & Daft, L 2009, Management, 3rd edn, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne, Vic, pp.23-26 Coppola, N.W, Hiltz, S.R, and Rotter, N.G 2004, “Building trust in virtual teams”, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Vol.47 No.2, pp95-105 Mead, G 2002, ‘Developing ourselves as police leaders: How can we inquire collaboratively in a hierarchical organization?’, Systematic practice and research, Platinum Publishing Corporation, United Kingdom

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