ch 13 - Chapter 13 Leadership Leadership is a tripod a leader/leaders followers and the common goal they want to achieve Major topics in leadership

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Chapter 13: Leadership Leadership is a tripod: a leader/leaders, followers, and the common goal they want to achieve Major topics in leadership research Positional power o Positional power the higher the position in the organizational hierarchy, the more power the position has o Legitimate power the formal power given to a position o Leadership is inherence in an organizational position based on the concept of power o Minimizes individual differences o Emphasizes people’s use of positional power The leader o Emphasizes differences among personal traits and behaviours o Focuses on leader characteristics/behaviour & their influence on others The led o Characteristics of the followers (the led) o Emphasizes that leadership is construed more in terms of who is led o Study: some people are easier for leaders to work with than others o Example: a high school science teacher Attributes of the led (the students) as indexed by their intelligence, motivation, number, interpersonal harmony, and background would be examined as factors affecting the behaviour of the leader (the teacher) The influence process o Examines the relationship between the leaders and the led as they influence each other o What is the influence process o Several methods of influence… Coercion modifying behaviour by force Manipulation controlled distortion of reality Authority agents appeal to a mutual decision giving them the right to influence Persuasion displaying judgment in a way that those exposed to it accept its value o Study on two types of leader behaviour: Instrumental leader clarifies the group’s goals Supportive leader friendly and considerate of others’ need Results show that small groups are most influenced by a supportive leader & larger groups most by an instrumental leader The situation o Focus is on the situation or context in which leader-group relationships occur o Study on two types of leadership situations: one favourable / one unfavourable In the favourable situation, leaders emphasized interpersonal relations & were supportive of the group members In the unfavourable situation, the leaders became more task oriented and more concerned with goal accomplishment than with interpersonal relations o Different situations evoke different styles of leadership behaviours Leader emergence vs leader effectiveness o Leader emergence is concerned with the process that results in someone being regarded as the leader of a group What causes leaders to emerge within a group; what characteristics of the leader & thr group from which the leader emerges Effective leaders identified as possessing certain characteristics Formal emergence = a person is designated to be the leader; informal = a person evolves as the leader of a group without having been so designated Study showed no difference in the proportion of men & women who emerged as leaders
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