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Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour
HROB 2100
Sara Mann

Leadership Chapter 3- Skills Approach - emphasis on skills and abilities that can be learned and developed - suggests that knowledge and abilities are needed for effective leadership Three- Skill Approach - effective administration depends of 3 basic personal skills o technical  knowledge about and proficiency in a specific type of work or activity  includes competence in a specialized area, analytical ability, ability to use appropriate tools and techniques  technical skills involve a hands-on activity with a basic product or process within an organization o human  knowledge and ability to work with people  people skills  human skills allow a leader to assist group members in working cooperatively as a proud to achieve common goals  means being sensitive to needs and motivations of others and taking into account others’ needs in ones decision making  the capacity to get along w others as you work o conceptual  the ability to work with the ideas and concepts - skills are what leaders can accomplish - traits are who leaders are (innate characteristics) skill-based model of leadership - capability model - examines relationship between a leader’s knowledge and skills (ie capabilities) - skills approach suggests that many people have the potential for leadership - emphasis the capabilities that make effective leadership possible - 5 components o competencies  problem solving skills  social judgement skills  the capacity to understand people and social systems  enable leaders to work with others to solve problems and to marshal support to implement change within an organization  perspective taking o understanding attitudes that others have toward a particular
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