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Chapter 10 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. One perspective, the power–influence approach, attempts to explain leadership effectiveness in terms of the amount of power possessed by a leader, the type of power possessed, and how that power is used to influence others within the organization. Another perspective, called the trait or competency perspective, has tried to identify the traits and competencies of effective leaders. A third approach, the behaviour perspective, asserts that certain behaviours are related to leadership effectiveness. The contingency perspective argues that the appropriate behaviours for a leader to adopt depend on con- text, and that what works in some situations will not in others. Finally, the last two decades have seen the rise of work on what is called the transformational perspective on leadership. The transformational perspective suggests that effective leaders “transform” organizations through their vision, communication, and ability to build commitment to that vision among employees 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 refers to 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 According to Goleman, the key components of emotional intelligence are these: · Self-awareness—the ability to understand one’s own moods, emotions, and drives, as well as their effect on others. · Self-regulation—the ability to control or redirect disruptive impulses or moods and to
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