The Psychodynamic approach excels in understanding motives and how a follower became the way they are. This perspective towards followers allows for deeper connections and more effective relationships to be formed between a leader and a follower. If a leader understand how what a follower aspires to be, as well as how they arrived at their current self they as well as their own aspirations and path to the present, the leader will be able to put themselves in the shoes of their followers and act in a way that enhances relationships and organizational performance. The EI approach peddles a different approach to relationships, where inspiration and developing others is the main focus. Inspiration is a difficult, but effective process that the Psychodynamic approach somewhat avoids by taking a followers motives in mind and using what inspiration the follower already has and redirecting it towards the benefits of the team and organization.

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