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MHR 405
Louis Pike

CHAPTER TEN NOTESLEADERSHIPKey Terms OnlyLeadership the ability of an individual to influence motivate and enable others to contribute forward the effectiveness and success of organizations of which they are members PRESPECTIVES OF LEADERSHIP 1 Behavioral prespective 2 Contingency prespective3Transformational prespective 4 Competency prespective1 Behavioural prespective task oriented employee people oriented or democratic style laissezfaire style2contingency prepectiveleadership substitues pathgoal fiedlerLeadership substitues theoryin some situations leaders can reduce the amount of leadership they exercise because it becomes unnecessary due to existing substitues or neutralizers which inclue high skill on the part of the employee team cohesiveness formal controlsPathGoal theory of leadershipThe theory states that a leaders behavior is contingent to the satisfaction motivation and performance of his subordinates The revised version also argues that the leader engages in behaviors that complement subordinates abilities and compensate for deficiencies The pathgoal model can be classified both as a contingency or as a transactional leadership theoryTransactional leader administer control maintain accept status quoTransformational leader inspire innovate challenge the status quo developTrait Competency Perspective of Leadership a perspective that proposed that leaders are more likely to have certain personality social physical or intellectual traits than nonleaders Competencies learned behaviours such as skills abilities and values Ie drive and energy leadership motivation and honesty etc Leadership Agility the ability to make wise and effective decisions amid complex changing conditions Behavioural Perspective of Leadership a perspective that proposes that effective leaders behave in certain desirable ways TaskOriented Leadership Style a style of leadership in which the leader spells out duties and specific tasks tells people what to do and how to do it ensures employees follow rules and encourages employees to reach peak performance Also called production or autocratic style and referred to in early studies in initiating structureEmployee PeopleOriented or Democratic Leadership Style a style of leadership in which the leader shows trust and respect engages in twoway communication listens encourages gives recognition and provides socioemotional support Aka considerationLaissezFaire uninvolved Leadership Style an employeecentred leadership style in which the manager permits his or her employees to function within prescribed limits Balanced Leadership Style a leadership style in which the manager exhibits both a task and people orientation Leadership Managerial Grid a model that proposes that the best way to lead is to show high concern for results task and high concern for people
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