Chapter 11 - 1 Chapter 11 The quest for leadership What is...

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1 Chapter 11 – The quest for leadership What is leadership? Some fundamental issues a definition o the process by which an individual influences others in ways that help attain group or organizational goals o the primary function of a leader is to create the essential purpose or mission of the organization and the strategy for attaining it o the job of the manger is to implement that vision How do leaders influence others? Sources of leadership power o the basis for a leader’s power resided in his or her formal position as well as the way follower respond to his or her personal qualities o position power a great deal of the power that people have in organizations comes from the posts they hold in those organizations there are four bases of position power legitimate power-the power that some has become other recognize and accept their authority reward power-the power to control the rewards other receive coercive power-the capacity to control punishment information power-the power a person has by virtue of his or her access to valuable data or knowledge o personal power derives power from their own unique qualities of characteristics four sources of personal power rational persuasion-the power leaders have by virtue of the logical arguments and factual evidence they provide to support their arguments expert power-the power leaders have to the extent that others recognize their expert knowledge on a topic referent power-the power that individuals have because they are liked and admired by others charisma-the power someone has over others because of their engaging and magnetic personality The trait approach: are some people “Born leaders”? great person theory o the approach that recognizes that great leaders possess key traits that set them apart from most others o the theory contends that these traits remain stable over time and across different groups o leadership motivation refers to a leader’s desire to influence others
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2 o flexibility-the ability to recognize what actions are required in a given situation and then to act accordingly o the most effective leaders are not prone to behave in the same ways all the time but, rather, to be adaptive, matching their styles to the demands of the situation they face transformational leaders: special people who make things happen o people who do things to revitalize and transform society or organizations are known as transformational leaders o the key characteristics charisma self-confidence vision environmental sensitivity intellectually stimulating interpersonal considerate
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course BUSINESS 2400 taught by Professor Deutch-salamon during the Winter '08 term at York University.

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Chapter 11 - 1 Chapter 11 The quest for leadership What is...

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