Response to Kyla Baucom
Sep 25, 2023 at 12:21 PM
Effective leadership requires the coordination of multiple roles to ensure staff and organizational success. This includes roles such as motivator, vision-setter, analyzer, and taskmaster. These roles intermesh to produce a well-rounded, successful leader who can facilitate structural change. Successful leaders have been identified for each role; this post will discuss their qualities in further detail.
The motivator role encompasses the component of leadership that encourages and engages employees to achieve shared goals (Saad Alessa, 2021). After identifying organizational goals, leaders â€œprovide a sense of challenge and a motivating force for change to their followersâ€ (Steinmann et al., 2018, p. 2338). Influential leaders encourage followers to perform beyond expectations while enhancing intrinsic motivation (Khan et al., 2020). Undeniably, creating visions and motivating employees are two core components of successful leadership.
The vision-setter inspires their employees, admires their novel ideas, and cultivates them (Khan et al., 2020). Moreover, the vision-setter identifies deficiencies and crafts goals to motivate followers and improve performance (Steinmann et al., 2018). Creating goals and depicting a clear vision enhances employeesâ€™ consideration of organizational beliefs and values (Khan et al., 2020). This improves cohesion and goal-oriented behavior among staff.
The analyzer role of an effective leader is to evaluate employee performances to ensure individuals are delivering equal effort rather than relying on the team (Khan et al., 2020). Moreover, the analyzer evaluates data to ensure a positive trajectory toward goal-based outcomes. The analyzer utilizes a foundation based on evidence-based practice to consider goals and assess outcomes.
The taskmaster role requires encouraging employees to be flexible and utilize novel approaches to address varied tasks (Khan et al., 2020). The taskmaster creates a clear plan and uses resources to execute the plan with efficiency and accuracy. Additionally, the taskmaster delegates assignments based on individual competencies and evaluates performances post-completion.
These roles may benefit strategic planning in an organization by intrinsically motivating employees to facilitate the organizationâ€™s mission (Khan et al., 2020). An effective leader â€œcan interact directly with followers to change various aspects of an organization through vision, action, and impactâ€ (Saad Alessa, 2021, p. 682092). This process promotes organizational success while improving employee satisfaction and performance.
Khan, H., Rehmat, M., Butt, T. H., Farooqi, S., & Asim, J. (2020). Impact of transformational leadership on work performance, burnout and social loafing: A mediation model. Future Business Journal, 6, 1-13.
Saad Alessa, G. (2021). The dimensions of transformational leadership and its organizational effects in public universities in Saudi Arabia: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 682092.
Steinmann, B., Klug, H. J. P., & Maier, G. W. (2018). The path is the goal: How transformational leaders enhance followers’ job attitudes and proactive behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 2338. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02338