Textbook notes-Chapter 9-Leadership

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Management (MGH)
Andrew Davidson

1 CHAPTER 9 J LEADERSHIP Leadership: the influence that particular individuals exert on the goal achievement of other sin an organizational context - toughness, influence and power - one trait shared by effective leaders is the ability to drive relentlessly toward a goal even if it means being intimidating on infuriating - exert influence in a way that achieves that organizational goal by enhancing the productivity, innovation, satisfaction and commitment of the workforce - in theory, any organizational member can exert influence on other members, thus become leaders - in practice, some members are in a better position to be leaders than others - ineffective leaders fail to exert any influence on others , thus leadership involves going beyond formal role requirements to influence others - informal leadership roles }L[Z}KoZ}]7KZo}L]L2ooo]l}]L2 perceived as highly skilled to exert influence ARE LEADERS BORN? THE SEARCH FOR LEADERSHIP TRAITS - traits theories of leadership started gaining imp in 1900 Research on leadership traits traits: individual characteristics such as physical, attributes, intellectual ability, and personality - big five: agreeableness, extraversion, and openness to experience are related to leadership - most effective leaders have high levels of emotional intelligence and leadership - emotional intelligence of leaders has also been found to be positively related to the job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviour of employees Limitations of trait approach - its difficult to determine whether traits make the leader or whether the opportunity of leadership produces the traits - we duno wut dominant or intelligent or tall ppl do to influence others successfully, thus we duno how to train and develop leaders and duno how to diagnose failures of leadership - most crucial problem is failure to take into account the situation in which leadership occurs - traits alone are not sufficient for successful leadership , they are only a precondition for certain actions that a leader must take to be successful LESSONS FROM EMERGENT LEADERSHIP - traits approach is mainly concerned with what leaders bring to a group setting - the limitations is that it gradually promote an interest in wut leaders do in group settings - of particular interest were the behaviours of certain group members that cause them to become leaders - the person to become leaders will be the one that talks the most www.notesolution.com
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