Chapter 12- Leadership and Followershi

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 12 Leadership and Followership Good Leadership Leadership and Followership Leadership the process of guiding and directing the behavior of people in the work environment Formal leadership the officially sanctioned leadership based on the authority of a formal position Informal leadership the unofficial leadership accorded to a person by other members of the organization Followership the process of being guided and directed by a leader in the work environment Leadership vs Management Leadership & management are distinct, yet complementary systems of action Effective leadership + good management = healthy organizations Effective leadership produces useful change and creates a level of uncertainty Effective management controls complexity by reducing uncertainty and stabilizes the organization Contrasting Management and Leadership Management Characteristics Planning and budgeting Organizing and staffing Controlling and problem solving Leadership Characteristics Setting a direction for the organization Using communication to align people with that direction Motivating people to action through empowerment and basic need gratification Leadership vs. Management Leaders and managers: Have distinct personalities Make different contributions Both make valuable contributions that are very different Leaders agitate for change and new approaches Managers advocate for stability and status quo Leaders and Managers Personality Dimension Manager Leader Attitudes toward goals Impersonal, passive, functional; goals arise out of necessity and reality Personal, active; goals arise from desire and imagination Conceptions of work Combines people, ideas, things; seeks moderate risk, enables process Looks for fresh approaches to old problems; seeks high- risk with high payoffs Relationships with others Prefers to work with others; avoids close and intense relationships, avoids conflicts Comfortable in solitary work; encourages close, intense relationships; not averse to conflict Sense of self Born once; accepts life as it is; unquestioning Born twice; struggles for sense of order, questions life Lets see who some leaders are and then try to identify what they might have in common... Early Trait Theories Distinguished leaders by...
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