opportunity-driven relationships with employees.

Discussion 1

Over the last three decades, we have seen a shift in management practices. Moving from a focus on transactional exchanges and goal attainment, there is an increasing focus on establishing trusted and opportunity-driven relationships with employees.
1. Why do you think there is an increased focus on establishing trusted and opportunity-driven relationships with employees?
2. What are the potential benefits?
3. What are the potential costs?
4. How could this change affect the organization’s competitive advantage?

Discussion 2
1. Which two leadership development theories do you view as most relevant in organizations today? Why?
2. Choose one of the theories you described in #1 above.
What famous leader exemplifies this approach to leadership development?
3. Which of the leadership development theories would you consider is least relevant? Why? Describe the strengths and limitations of that theory.
4. What famous (or infamous) leader exemplifies the approaawzch discussed in #3 above?