Chapter 9 - Leadership

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Management (MGH)
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Joanna Heathcote

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Chapter 9LeadershipWhat is LeadershipMost effective leaders have combination of vision skills expertise toughness need influence ability to get your way with govt the public partners and peersLeadershipthe influence that particular individuals exert on the goal achievement of others in an organization contextAre leaders born The Search for Leadership TraitsResearch on Leadership TraitsTraitsindividual characteristics such as physical attributes intellectual ability and personalityTraits associated with leadership effectiveness intelligence energy selfconfidence dominance motivation to lead emotional stability honesty and integrity and need for achievementThree of the Big Five dimensions of personality agreeableness extraversion and openness to experience are related to leadership behaviourMost effective leaders have high levels of EILimitations of the Trait ApproachDifficult to determine whether traits make the leader or whether the opportunity for leadership produces the traitsDoesnt take into account the situation in which leadership occursTraits are only a precondition for certain actions that a leader must take to be successfulTrait approach concerned with what leaders bring to a group settingLessons from Emergent LeadershipTask leadera leader who is concerned with accomplishing a task by organizing others planning strategy and dividing labourusually the person who talks the mostSocialemotional leadera leader who is concerned with reducing tension patching up disagreements and settling arguments and maintaining moraleUsually one person fits both but sometimes two separate leaders emerge to fill these rolesThe Behaviour of Assigned LeadersConsideration and Initiating StructureConsiderationthe extent to which leader is approachable and shows personal concern and respect for employees seen as friendly egalitarian expresses appreciation and support and is protective of group welfareRelated to the socialemotional function of emergent leadershipInitiating structurethe degree to which a leader concentrates on group goal attainmentThe structuring leader defines and organizes his or her role and roles of followers stresses standard procedures schedules the work to be done and assigns employees to particular tasksRelated to task function of emergent leadershipThe Consequences of Consideration and StructureConsideration strongly related to follower satisfaction leader satisfaction and job satisfaction motivation and leader effectivenessInitiating structure related to leader job performance and group performance1
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