What Leadership Style Reduces Resistance?

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What Leadership Style Reduces Resistance?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
The importance of employees being committed to change cannot be underestimated nowadays, since more and more organizations are operating in a dynamic environment, both internally and externally.
How should leaders behave so as to maximize commitment to change? What type of leadership meets the conditions for maximized commitment to change?

According to Kool and Van Dierendonck (2012), followers are most likely to be committed to change if leaders consider the feelings of the followers and are clear about the tasks to be done at the same time.
In other words, followers are most likely to be committed to change if leaders act in both a people and task oriented way.

Because servant leaders combine attention to the desires of their followers with being clear about the tasks of these followers, this leadership style is very effective.
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Servant Leadership Effective for Change
Groga Mkandawire, Business Consultant, Malawi, Member
I agree servant leadership is an effective way of ensuring that followers are committed to change. As compared to other styles of leadership, in which...Sign up

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Tan Poh Lip, Manager, Malaysia, Member
I believe the Situational Leadership style is the best way to maximize commitment to chang...Sign up

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De Monte, Canada, Member
We are talking about continuous improvement = change.
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Vincent Dabney, Management Consultant, United States, Member
In concept, a leadership style that balances desired organizational change and employee self-interest should result in less resistance; i.e., a...Sign up

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Ologunebi Oludotun, Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Commitment to change depends on a lot of factors ranging from the leadership style to timely dissemination of information. It is common knowledge that...Sign up

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nora a. ghaffar, Professor, Saudi Arabia, Member
Ethica of the leader is very important to maximize commitment, understanding and knowing of the followers to accept changing....Sign up

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Gary Stead, Director, United Kingdom, Member
Hi Anneke, you have offered some key points to move our debate along. Thank you for your insight.
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Victor MAcGill, Student (University), New Zealand, Member
Our whole picture of leadership as someone out front who guides and controls is so outdated.
A servant leader talks about relationship rather tha...Sign up

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AG Mariano, Interim Manager, Philippines, Member
Following blindly is difficult. You don't see what's ahead, you don't know which way to turn because you are not clear about the target.
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Leadership Styles to Reduce Resistance
Oula denis Ignatius, Accountant, Uganda, Member
For an organization to achieve its goals, the leaders must understand the composition of their teams. Many followers today are quite knowledgeable and...Sign up

Leadership Styles to Maximize Employee Commitment
ANTONIO BARRANCO RUIZ, Manager, Spain, Premium Member
I agree with @Tan Poh Lip that Blanchard's Situational Leadership is very suitable to engage the people in our team...Sign up

Effective Leaders Plan for Change Imbalances
Patricia Schwarber, Consultant, United States, Premium Member
Change always creates imbalance. Imbalance in: vision, relationships, security and competence. Change can be positive but will always be initia...Sign up

High Performance Leaders also Articulate a Desirable Vision
Doug Lundrigan, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Anneke stated: Effective leader = people oriented + task oriented
I think there is ample evidence to add another element to the equation: clearly...Sign up

Establishing Commitment in Change Management
Henry J. Kupty, Partner, Brazil, Member
There are many good points raised above. Commitment is obtained when you have your personnel motivated to do their job and they feel part of the proje...Sign up

Participative Style Reduces Resistance to Change
Mwendwa Musyoka
One only needs to look at the reasons behind resistance to change to realize that its largely about uncertainty, fear of the unknown and failure to re...Sign up

Commitment to Change
Rakshnya Stanislav, Teacher, Russian Federation, Member
@Tan Poh Lip: I agree, that Situational Leadership is very important. Plus at least two or three sources of a leade...Sign up

Leadership and Employee Willingness to Change
Askil, Analyst, Member
In keeping with most of what has been said, commitment is born from commitment. A leader needs to demonstrate a balance between commitment to the w...Sign up

Servant Leadership Effectiveness in the Context of Organizational Change
Adonis Friday Adoyi, Business Consultant, Nigeria, Member
I believe the servant leadership style will indeed be the most appropriate in managing employees during major changes in an organisation, though no le...Sign up

Building Relationships Aligned with Vision to Reduce Change Resistance
Bill Boynton, Teacher, United States, Member
Having everyone involved and committed to change, I believe comes from the ability to build "relationships" throughout the organization that align wit...Sign up

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