ch10 - Jase Zappel Comm103 Notes Chapter 10 Leadership- a...

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Jase Zappel Comm103 Notes Chapter 10 Leadership- a communication process which helps groups organize themselves to achieve desireable goals Leaders- individuals within a group who guide and direct thr group’s activities Leadership is not a trait, but rather a behavorial process, and as such it is a communication process in a leader’s way of using verbal and nonverbal communication Equilibrium problem- challenge small groups face in maintaning a consructive tension between getting the task done and maintaining a postive group envvironment Some answers to this have been to share leadership responsibilities; one person keeping the group on task and the other maintaining a positive environment Task functions- require instrumental behavior aimed at a goal achievment and emphsize clarifying the purpose and scope of the group’s task, maintaining the grup’s focus, and managing the way the group solves problems and makes decisions Relational functions- emphasize importance of building positive group culture and managing conflict Democratic leadership- uses two-way communication among leaders and follower who have equal status to deterimine the direction of the group
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