How does age affect leadership style

Document Type:Research Paper

Subject Area:Literature

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Google Scholar was my research database. I selected this database because it contained a wide range of scholarly articles that were relevant to my study. The three keywords I used were "age," "influence" and "leadership. "Influence age leadership. The exact number of results was not indicated in this database. Author: Elizabeth Dhuey and Stephen Lipscomb. Title: What makes a leader? Relative age and high school leadership Journal name: Economics and Education Review Volume 27, Issue 3. Published in 2008. Because this paper focuses more on high school leadership rather than the older adults, different descriptors have to be used. The "high school" is a valid descriptor. The emphasis of legacy among the older leaders stems from the fear of mortality which is more pronounced among the elders.

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They tend to shape a leader to make decisions that would yield change or other aspects that will be remembered for long. With the typical motivators such as career opportunities or educations seemingly out of relevance, these leaders typically dedicate a lot of their time to ensure that their goals are realized. The level of intellect and experience among people of this age group is naturally high, and this allows them to make more informed decisions based on the accumulated wisdom. Indeed, one of the most significant differences between older and younger leaders is that the older ones place less emphasis on the individual interests and this makes the organization to benefit more readily from their guidance. The results of this study were subject to many variables, and as a result, they may not be applicable in every location of the world.

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German professors were notably more passive to their assistants, but this cannot be established as the classic behavior of elder leaders. This may be because they trusted their assistants enough to give them the liberty to make important decisions independently. Female leaders were also noted to be more transformational and more concerned about legacy by the study. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that the study did not allow for inter-individual processes and hence the results are not entirely dependable. For others, nonetheless, such debates are opportunities to publicize the good traits possessed by female leaders. Informal surveys and personal experiences were used as the source of information for this article. Indeed by looking at different leadership situations under male and female leaders provides a rational view of what to expect from leaders of both genders.

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The general view of the people is that male leaders are typically more self-centered than their female counterparts. Female leaders, on the other hand, are thought to be more communal and free with other employees. Leaders of both genders notably react differently to pressure and other demands. All these factors contribute to noteworthy differences in the leadership styles of both sexes. Male leaders focus on the duties of the workplace more than on the needs of the employees. This makes them more autocratic compared to women. Studies that focused on the interpersonal styles of the leadership between men and women indeed confirmed this. What makes a leader? Relative age and high school leadership. Economics of Education Review, 27(2), 173-183. Eagly, A. H.

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