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A Leadership Perspective of the Ripple Effect Ronald H. Bordelon James A. Gordon Joyce A. Parks Glenda A. Riley INDIANATECH Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, Indiana (U.S.A.) There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen ~Vladimir Lenin
The Ripple Effect
Media changed the equation Coordinators utilized social media Social media allowed events to go viral Distributed fliers to organize the protests Protests became international news Cellular devices allowed for instant information (Jacques, 2011) Role of Media
Factors Leading to Revolution High levels of unemployment Widespread corruption Autocratic leadership Dignity and respect Protesters demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia, January 14, 2011.
Authoritative/Autocratic Leadership Does not involve others Feels he/she is the most experienced Considers his/her views to be most valid Lacks confidence in others abilities Critical of differing opinions Rarely gives recognition Easily offended
Leadership to Resolve Crisis
Democratic Leadership The democratic leadership style is perhaps the most popular style in the 21 st century management arena (Oates, 2010). Cherry (n.d.) echoed it as the most effective leadership style because leaders offer guidance and allow input from followers.
Limitations of Situational Leadership Theory Difficult to implement Change process may be very slow Undesirable negative behaviors are energized and further growth towards independence is suspended (Boggs, n.d.)
Recommendations There are Many Worlds within our One Planet, but the ripple effect is Remapping how we view the Purposes of Leadership.. The reality is the world is changing. There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen ~Vladimir Lenin
Thank You Questions?
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