MGT560 The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory of leadership
PART I: (1-2 pages)
The Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) theory of leadership is a leadership theory that focuses on the relationship between leaders and their followers. According to the LMX theory, the quality of the relationship between a leader and a follower is the most important factor in determining the effectiveness of the leader.
The LMX theory proposes that leaders develop different types of relationships with their followers, known as in-groups and out-groups. In-group members are those followers who have a close, positive relationship with the leader, while out-group members are those who have a distant or negative relationship with the leader. The theory suggests that leaders tend to allocate more resources and opportunities to in-group members, and that in-group members tend to be more committed and loyal to the leader.
There are several factors that can influence the development of in-group and out-group relationships, including the leader’s communication style, the leader’s personality, and the follower’s performance and motivation. The LMX theory suggests that leaders who are able to build strong, positive relationships with their followers are more effective leaders, as they are able to create a sense of trust and loyalty among their followers.
Based on the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory of Leadership, whenever there is a team project, there is an in-group and an out-group. These two groups refer to the relationship between the leader and the employees (followers). Employees in the in-group always have more responsibilities and often learn about events/updates earlier than the out-group.
Thinking about this, please do the following:
As an employee, explain two benefits and two disadvantages of being part of the in-group and the out-group.
As a leader, mention two characteristics of employees in the in-group and two characteristics of employees in the out-group.
Explain why leaders categorize employees into in-group and an out-group.
Research LMX and provide a half page summary of the findings on LMX that most resonate with you (go beyond what is provided in this week’s readings). Use two sources with in-text citations
PART II (1–2 pages)
As we have studied during this week, transformational leaders encourage their employees to share ideas. This type of leader motivates employees and seeks collaboration to achieve goals. They take the time to listen to employees and evaluate ideas. Open communication, cooperation, and risk-taking are characteristics that often describe transformational leaders.
Research a female KSA leader that you feel has a transformational leadership style and in one page describe his/her transformational style with robust examples. Use two sources with in-text citations
Explain ways that you exhibit transformational leadership, and if you do not have examples write out a plan for how you can be more transformational as a leader
PART III (1–2 pages)
As we have studied during this week, charismatic leadership is defined by a leader who uses his or her communication skills, persuasiveness, and charm to influence others. Charismatic leaders have an ability to connect with people on a deep level
Research a KSA leader that you feel has a charismatic leadership style and in one page describe his/her transformational style with robust examples. Use two sources with in-text citations
Explain ways that you exhibit charismatic leadership, and if you do not have examples write out a plan for how you can be more charismatic as a leader.
Your well-written paper should meet the following requirements:
Be 4-6 pages in length (double-spaced), which does not include the title and reference pages, which are never a part of the content minimum requirements.
Use Saudi Electronic University academic writing standards and APA style guidelines.
Support your submission with course material concepts, principles, and theories from the textbook and at least six current, scholarly or contemporary sources. Current articles are those published in the last five years.
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Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (including supporting citations) along with at least two current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles.
You may find that your discussion of leadership characteristics is easily supported with such current scholarly research, while the information about how your chosen leader exhibits those leadership characteristics is supported by popular research.
Keep in mind that current scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search. Current research means published in the last five years.