Organizational Change and Leadership
Emil F. Schellack
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Graduate Studies in Management
December 12, 2012
Leadership and organizational culture are widely believed to be linked in the process of change. Leadership to effect such change is required if success is to be achieved. The discussion in this innovation paper will mainly focus on Transactional and Transformational Innovation Leadership, and how they can build a climate for innovation through the types of leadership styles that they entail. This paper also addresses leadership innovation, leading change, and explores how leaders motivate through various styles such as reward power, coercive power, and expert power. Also addressed is why organizations succeed or fail and takes a look at military leadership and innovation through my own experiences and observations.
Organizations need to be flexible, adaptive, and innovative in meeting the changing demands of toady’s environment. In today’s world, leadership is playing an increasingly important role in our society and organizations. Leadership is an interpersonal influence that is directed towards the achievement of a goal or goals. It is important to understand that just because an individual has authority or is a leadership role; it does not mean that they are a leader. Managers and supervisors that learn to motivate those under them to achieve company goals without using that authority are the true leaders. Leadership innovation is the act or function of a person who guides, directs, and can influence others with new ideas or methods.
Organizations experiences changes for various reasons. These could be the result of financial changes, external forces, innovation, and culture. Regardless of the change needed, it is a leader’s job to guide their organization through this change. However, not every leader uses the same leadership style to motivate its...