Think about a place where you have worked, or where someone you know works. Think both from an employee’s perspective and a leader’s perspective.
Now that you are knowledgeable about the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory of leadership, what are the implications for you, or the person you know, as an employee of the organization? How is this new knowledge changing the way you see things? What are you looking for? What are you thinking about?
What are the implications for you, or the person you know, as a leader in the organization? What do you do with your newly acquired LMX knowledge?
What are the benefits of being in the “in group” for an employee? What are the benefits for the organization that is characterized by high-quality leader-member exchanges?
Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (including supporting citations) along with at least one current, scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. You may find that your discussion of leadership characteristics is easily supported with such current scholarly research, while the information about how your chosen leader exhibits those leadership characteristics is supported by popular research.
Keep in mind that current scholarly references can be found in the Saudi Digital Library by conducting an advanced search specific to scholarly references. Current research means published in the last five years.
You are required to reply to at least two peer responses to this week’s discussion question and/or your instructor’s response to your posting. Your replies need to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to and evaluate/analyze the content of the post answer. Normal course dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.