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CHAPTER 9: LEADERSHIP 1. Define and discuss the role of both formal and emergent leadership Leadership: influence that particular individuals exert on the goal achievement of others in an organization Formal: managers, executive, supervisor, etc expected and are given specific authority Emergent: no formal authority, must rely on being well liked or perceived as highly skilled 2. Explain and critically evaluate the trait approach to leadership Trait: individual characteristics such as physical attributes, intellectual ability, and personality  Intelligence, energy, self-confidence, dominance, motivation to lead, emotional stability, honesty and integrity, need for achievement  the emotional intelligence of leaders has also been found to be positively related to the job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behaviour of employees LIMITATIONS  Difficult to determine whether traits make the leader or whether the opportunity for leadership produces traits  Failure to take into account the SITUATION in which leadership occurs  Traits alone are not sufficient for successful leadership 3. Explain the task function and social-emotional function of emergent leadership and the concepts of consideration, initiating structure, reward, and punishment leader behaviours and their consequences Consideration: extent to which a leader is approachable and shows personal concern and respect Initiating structure: degree to which a leader concentrates on group goal attainment Task leader: concerned with accomplishing a task by organizing others, planning strategy and diving labour Social emotional leader: concerned with reducing tension, patching up disagreements, maintaining morale Leader reward behaviour: leader’s use of complements and deserved special treatment Leader punishment behaviour: use of unfavourable task assignments and withholding rewards 4. Describe and evaluate Fiedler’s Contingency Theory Contingency theory: the association between leadership orientation and group effectiveness is contingent on how favourable the situation is for exerting influence High sc
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