Globalization has changed the form of leadership in China which was paternalistic leadership. This includes authoritarian leadership which gives the leader all the control over the follower. In this case, he is a dictator and demands total obedience from the followers as the leadership entails authority and discipline. This affected the organizational commitment, the trust in the leaders and the satisfaction of the employees. It affected and the dignity and personality of the followers and it made them fear their leaders. The leaders made the decisions all by themselves. This shows that the relationship between the leader and the follower was very poor. This leadership transformed to being focused on the employees and the task due to globalization. The leaders became less harsh on the followers (Chou & Cheng, 2006).
There are different leadership styles practiced in different organizations in different countries such as transactional and transformational leadership that is being practiced in the organizations in China. The transformational leadership is more effective that transactional leadership. The transformational leadership helps to increase the efficiency of the employees. They leaders pose as the models to help the employees to be more productive. The leaders set the standards for the organization that is expected to be achieved by all the workers. The followers or the workers are expected to perform very well and this influences the performance and the attitude of the followers (Goethals, Sorenson, & Burns, 2004).