GMS 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Situational Leadership Theory, Listeria
DepartmentGlobal Management Studies
Course CodeGMS 200
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Chapter 14 Lecture 8
What is leadership?
Leadership is the process of inspiring others to work hard to accomplish important tasks
Which of the following statements best describe effective leaders in the world today?
A) Leaders understand the diversity of people’s gifts, talents and skills
B) When leaders recognize the unique qualities of the other people, they are less inclined
to believe that they - as leaders - know what is best
C) Great leaders are able to bring out the best in other people
D) A and C
E) A, B and C
Which of the statements best captures the idea of vision?
A) The leader’s capacity to plan, organize, and control
B) A future that one hopes to create or achieve in order to improve upon the present state
C) The ability to spontaneously take charge in a group situation
D) The leader’s capacity to influence superiors
E) The knowledge of when to use position power and when not to use it
An effective leader has power
Power is the ability to get someone else to do something you want done or to make things
happen the way you want.
Two types of power:
- Position power
- Determined by the person’s place in the hierarchy (or order of authority) of the
- Personal power
- Determined by the unique qualities of the person
Position power: 3 types
Which statement correctly describes the 3 types of position power?
A) Legitimate, expert, coercive
B) Coercive, expert, reward
C) Reward, legitimate, coercive
- Coercive: under pressure
D) Referent, reward, legitimate
E) Expert, referent, legitimate
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