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MGM101- Chapter 10

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University of Toronto Mississauga
Dave Swanston

MGM101- Chapter 10-Effective leadership Leadership: The process of motivating, influencing, and directing others in the organization to work productively in pursuit of organization goals. Effective leadership: The ability of a leader to get high performance from his or her subordinates. Strategic thinking: The cognitive ability to analyze a complex situation, abstract from it, and draw conclusions about the best strategy for the firm to follow. Achievement motivation The unconscious concern for achieving excellence in accomplishments through one’s individual efforts. Power motivation: The unconscious drive to acquire status and power and to have an impact on others. Charisma: The ability of some people to charm or influence others. Emotional intelligence The ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions. People-oriented behaviour A leadership style that includes showing mutual trust and respect for subordinates, demonstrating genuine concern for their needs, and having a desire to look out for their welfare. Task-oriented behaviour The style of leaders who assign employees to specific tasks, clarify their work duties and procedures, ensure that they follow company rules, and push them to reach their performance capacity. Leader–member relations How well followers respect, trust, and like their leaders. Task structure:The degree to which the jobs of subordinates are highly structured with clear work responsibilities, well- defined tasks, explicit goals, and specific procedures. Position power: The power that derives from formal hierarchical power over subordinates, including the legitimate power to hire, fire, reward, and punish subordinates. Directive leadership: Occurs when leaders tell subordinates exactly what they are supposed to do, giving them goals, specific tasks, guidelines for performing those tasks, and the like. Supportive leadership A leadership style in which the leader is approachable and friendly, shows concern for the welfare of subordinates, and
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