CAPITAL BUDGETING: ACQUIRING VALUABLE CORPORATIONS
LEARNING TEAM DLORI L. ALLEN
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Dr. Michael D. McKinley
July 28, 2015
Motivation is defined as the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. It is the general desire or willingness of someone to do something. Motivation is more than just encouraging an individual or a group of individuals, or a team to strive for excellence. Motivation is the catalyst for reaching a level beyond mediocrity.
Transformational Leadership is defined as a leadership approach that causes change in individuals and social systems. In its ideal form, it creates valuable and positive change in the followers with the end goal of developing followers into leaders. Enacted in its authentic form, transformational leadership enhances the motivation, morale and performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms. These include connecting the follower's sense of identity and self to the mission and the collective identity of the organization; being a role model for followers that inspires them; challenging followers to take greater ownership for their work, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of followers, so the leader can align followers with tasks that optimize their performance. The full range of leadership introduces four elements of transformational leadership:
1. Individualized Consideration–
the degree to which the leader attends to each follower's needs, acts as a
mentor or coach to the follower and listens to the follower's concerns and needs. The leader gives empathy and support, keeps communication open and places challenges before the followers. This also encompasses the need for respect and celebrates the individual contribution that each follower can make to the team. The followers have a will and aspirations for self-development and have...