MGMT 319 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Ford Focus, Trust Law, Transformational Leadership

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Lecture 1: What does it mean to be a leader? The Trait Approach
Derailment
A person can’t grow in the environment he/she’s in
Lack of soft skills
Research on trait approaches (findings of Stogdill’s 1940 and 1970 studies)
Warren Buffett’s recommendation for choosing a job
Which approach to leadership does his view correspond to
What are the reasons why Buffet’s recommendation would lead to maximized
effectiveness on the job?
What are the two leadership behavior categories identified by Ohio State researchers?
What do they each refer to?
What is the relationships between these two leader behaviors and followers satisfaction?
What is the relationships between these behaviors and followers
performance/effectiveness?
Sample Quiz
Heroes
Old paradigm
New leader
Change manager, collaborator, diversity promoter
Advantages of homogeneous groups (lack diversity)
Same mindset, easier to decide
Efficiency
Get things done quickly
Dangers of homogeneous groups
Lack creativity
Groupthink
Explain the shift from celebrating the leader as a hero to embracing the humble
leader
Humble leader embraced group orientation
Hero tends to be involved in more unnecessary risks
Level 5 leaders are not
Egocentric
Derailment
Leader with a good track record can’t grow because of certain soft skills
Not a reason of derailment
Being able to select good subordinates
Traits associated with leader effectiveness
Self confidence
Drive
Integrity
Optimism
Lecture:
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Born or Made?
Leadership is unique to a select number of individuals and these individuals
possess certain immutable traits that cannot be developed (GAlton, 1869)
Understanding the importance of core personality traits that predict leader
effectiveness can help organizations with leader selection, training, and
development practices (Derue, Nahrgang, Wellman, and Humphrey 2011)
Questions Part 2/Chapter 2:
What are the different theories/stage of development of individualized leadership? What
are the differences between them?
Under VDL Theory, how does the leader treat in-group members? What about out-group
member?
Interesting tasks go into ingroups
What are the dangers associated with having out-group members? How can these
dangers can be mitigated or prevented?
In your view, what could followers do to improve their relationship with the leader and
transition from the out-group to leader’s in group
Lecture Chapter 2
Quiz: multiple choice and true or false
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A person can"t grow in the environment he/she"s in. Research on trait approaches (findings of stogdill"s 1940 and 1970 studies) Warren buffett"s recommendation for choosing a job. Which approach to leadership does his view correspond to. Explain the shift from celebrating the leader as a hero to embracing the humble. Hero tends to be involved in more unnecessary risks. Leader with a good track record can"t grow because of certain soft skills. Leadership is unique to a select number of individuals and these individuals possess certain immutable traits that cannot be developed (galton, 1869) Understanding the importance of core personality traits that predict leader effectiveness can help organizations with leader selection, training, and development practices (derue, nahrgang, wellman, and humphrey 2011) In your view, what could followers do to improve their relationship with the leader and transition from the out-group to leader"s in group. Leaders can learn to overcome some potentially limiting traits (ex.

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