Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Leadership The Nature of Leadership...

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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 Womens Ways of Leading Interactive Leadership Minimizing personal ambition and developing others Favoring consensual and collaborative process Different than most mens styles, and a better fit for todays 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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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course BUS 251 taught by Professor Nakhai during the Spring '08 term at Millersville.

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Chapter 15 - Chapter 15 Leadership The Nature of Leadership...

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