Chapter 14 Summary.docx

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Professor Noh MGT 250 06 April 2017 Chapter 14 Summary Leadership - the process of influencing others to achieve group or organizational goals. Leaders focus on vision, mission, goals, and objectives while managers focus on productivity and efficiency. Leaders have a more long-term perspective than managers as well. Trait theory - a leadership theory that holds that effective leaders possess a similar set of traits of characteristics. Traits - relatively stable characteristics, such as abilities, psychological motives, or consistent patterns of behaviour. Drive refers to high levels of effort and is characterized by achievement, motivation, initiative, energy, and tenacity. Leaders also have good knowledge of the business and desire to lead, and display honesty, integrity, self-confidence, emotional stability, and strong cognitive abilities. Initiating structure - the degree to which a leader structures the roles of followers by setting goals, giving directions, settings deadlines, and assigning tasks. Consideration - the extent to which a leader is friendly, approachable, and supportive and shows concern for employees. Leaders deal with a concern for people (consideration) vs concern for production (structure) struggle. Leadership style - the way a leader generally behaves toward followers. Contingency theory - a leadership theory that states that to maximize work group performance, leaders must be matched to the situation that best fits their leadership style. Some assumptions are made: Leaders are effective when the work groups they lead perform well.
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