Leadership: Assessing the leadership at BMW

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Leadership: Assessing the leadership at BMW Contents Introduction 2 Defining Leadership 2 Traits Theory 3 Structure of Paper 3 Case Study 4 Joachim Milberg 4 Milberg’s Traits 4 Situational Leadership 5 Technical Skill 6 Skills Approach to Leadership 6 Blake & Mouton’s (Managerial) Leadership Grid 7 Theory Y 8 The Grid 9 Figure 1 BMW on a Blake & Mouton’s (Managerial) Leadership Grid 9 Effective Teamwork 9 Complexity Leadership Theory 10 Conclusion 11 Bibliography 13 Leadership: Assessing the leadership at BMW Introduction Leadership is a term that is used frequently, but is rarely used with the full weight of what it means understood.


Leadership is not about being in charge, it is about leading the group towards a goal or set of goals and knowing how to get the best possible result from those efforts. Leading is about knowing the needs of both the group and the intended beneficiary of the product from that group, and bringing those concepts together to create something. Defining Leadership Northouse (2010, p. 2) states that “there almost as many different definitions for leadership as there are people who have tried to define it”. Leadership can be seen from a power relationship perspective, as a transformational process, or from a skills perspective. No matter from what perspective the act of leadership is considered, the phenomenon will have components that will include leadership as a process, will involve influence, occurs in a group setting, and involves common goals (Hacker and Tammy 2004). ...
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