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Emergent Transformational Leadership-Battlefield to Business

Leadership is such a critical aspect of team success that without it they will ultimately fail . Companies spend millions a year selecting , grooming and developing leaders . Organizations that seek to transform their operations should keep an eye out for transformational leadership that can adjust and change to new environments . Whether one is seeking a business executive or the next military officer understanding emergent transformational leadership as it works in live situations is beneficial for recruitment. Groups , regardless of type , will eventually form a command structure . It is one of the most natural occurrences in both civilized and uncivilized society . The kind of leadership , poor or high , will determine the values of the group and how well it performs under pressure . Whether discussing business or the military , ensuring the right type of leaders makes their way forward helps i

Communication Creates Higher Cognitive Models for Team Building

Workplace communication and cross-culture interaction can help foster greater levels of collaborative effort. A paper by Huber & Lews (2011) highlights how heuristics and bias are a platform for first understanding others but additional information creates stronger cognitive models. It is these models within groups or across groups that adjust overtime to create mutual development.  When individuals understand each other’s cognitive models they create cross-understanding (Huber & Lewis, 2010). Cross-understanding can also occur on a group level whereby a cognitive model for a group and their vantage point has been developed. Knowing how your communication partners think and understand can be beneficial for relating information in a way in which it is palatable and creating shared understandings. Shared understandings range from low to high in terms of their accuracy and quantity of information. Some may know very little about other groups while some may have a gre