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Ledarstilar : en studie om hur ledare påverkas av skiftande förutsättningar

by Ek, Jenny; Sjöberg, Diana

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Aim: The aim of this work is to see if leaders tend to have varying leadership styles in view of the fact that they have varying conditions. We also want to see how big awareness leaders tend to have regarding there own leadership style.Method: We have chosen to carry out a qualitative study, with interviews as an important element. The information we have collected constitute the base for our analysis and conclusions. We have completed an intensive study where we only have interviewed a few persons, and formed an understanding on the basis of the answers. We have studied already existing theories and compared them with our empirical material. Our goal have not been to find an absolute truth, instead our intention have been to see if our empirical investigation correspond or not with earlier research.Result & Conclusions: What we have found is that none of our respondents have a pure leadership style. They lead as they wish to lead, but we can see that some conditions do have an effect on the leadership style. Businesses whit different directions and changing productions affect the leader, since the demands vary between branches. What we could state is that the leadership style is an aware choice in the sense that all respondents’ has chosen to lead dependent on the kind of person they are. All respondents also agree that their qualities and how they are as persons, reflects the leader they wish to be.Suggestions for future research: A suggestion for future research could be to investigate leadership styles in a chosen branch, and with that set focus on the same type of business. It could be interesting to see if there are similarities or differences in the leadership in the same field of activity, and compare the leaders with each other.Contribution of the thesis: Our expectations are that this essay will contribute to an increased understanding for the complex equation between leaders and their styles. Foremost we see that this work can be useful for co-worker. We believe that an increased awareness could lead to an increased understanding in why their leader has a certain style, and with that create some respect.Främst ser vi att vårt arbete kan vara till nytta för medarbetare. Vi tror att en ökad medvetenhet hos dem kan leda till en ökad förståelse för varför deras ledare har en viss stil, och därmed skapa viss respekt.
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School:Högskolan i Gävle

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:leadership styles conditions leader

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Date of Publication:06/25/2008

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