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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15 – Leadership • The Nature of Leadership o Top leaders make the difference in an organization o Leadership occurs among people , involves the use of influence and goals o The ability to influence people in the achievement of goals • Leadership for Contemporary Times o Post-heroic approach Focuses on subtle, unseen, and often unrewarded acts that good leaders perform every day Rather than focusing on grand accomplishments of business heroes Major characteristic of Humility • Modest rather than cocky o Level 5 Leadership Highest level in hierarchy a manager can have These type of leaders accept full responsibility Sometimes shy, Give credit to others Have a strong will to do whatever it takes to be the best Set up hierarchy more horizontally o Women’s Ways of Leading Interactive Leadership • Minimizing personal ambition and developing others • Favoring consensual and collaborative process Different than most men’s styles, and a better fit for today’s world • Leadership vs. Management 1 o Management Promotes stability, order, problem solving w/in existing organizational structure o Leadership Promotes vision, creativity, change Questioning status quo, to make positive changes o “A manager takes care of where you are, a leader takes you to a new place.” • Leadership T raits o Traits Distinguishing personal characteristics of a leader • Ex: Intelligence, values, appearance, etc. o Great Man Approach Early research on leaders Find out what made great leaders great, and choose future leaders who exhibited those traits • Later found a weak relationship between the two • Behavioral Approaches o Ohio State Studies Researchers surveyed leaders to study hundreds of dimensions of behavior 2 Major Behaviors which are independent of each other (no correlation) • Consideration o People-oriented behavior, amount leader is mindful of subordinates o Friendly, open communication, develop teamwork, etc. • Initiating Structure o Extent to which leader is task oriented and directs subordinates 2 o Give instructions, spend time planning, emphasize deadlines, etc. Leader can have 4 styles • High initiating structure – Low consideration • High initiating structure – High consideration • Low initiating structure – Low consideration • Low initiating structure – High consideration High initiating structure – High consideration • Achieved the best performance...
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