Within an organization, a broken professional relationship fosters more broken professional relationships to in turn damage the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. For a leader, any “crack” or “break” in leadership may create future problems within the organization. With use of Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Social Network Theory, an effective leader may find that the creation of positive, professional relationships with subordinates is helpful in preventing breaks in relationships in order to guide an organization toward success.
For this Discussion, think about the similarities and differences between Leader-Exchange Theory and Social Network Theory. Consider how you might integrate each theory into your own personal, unified leadership theory. Think about how you might use this theory in a public health scenario.
Post a brief comparison (similarities and differences) between Leader-Member Exchange and Social Network Theory. Then, explain how you might integrate Leader-Member Exchange Theory and Social Network Theory into your personal, unified leadership theory. Finally, relate this personal, unified theory to a public health scenario with which you are familiar.