Week 6 Leadership _ Decision-making(2)

Week 6 Leadership _ Decision-making(2) - Allison Baron...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Allison Baron Kevin Grinnell Amanda Hurless Amar Parikh Kelle Parsons Sahib Singh Chapter 14 Leadership I. Leadership Definition : influencing, motivating, and enabling others to contribute towards the effectiveness and success of the organization Shared leadership: the view that leadership is broadly distributed rather than assigned to one person, such that people within the team and organization lead each other II. Perspectives of Leadership Competency Perspective o Traits Emotional Intelligence Integrity Drive Leadership motivation Self-confidence Intelligence Knowledge of the business o Limitations Assumes that all leaders have same personal characteristics and that all of these qualities are equally important in all situations Alternative combinations of competencies may be equally successful Some personal characteristics might only influence our perception that someone is a leader – not determine whether the individual really makes a difference to the organizations success Competencies only determine high potential, not necessarily high performance Behavioral Perspective o People Oriented Show mutual trust and respect for subordinates Demonstrate genuine concern for their needs Have a desire to look out for their welfare Listen to employee suggestions Do personal favors for employees Support their interests when required o Task Oriented Assign employees to specific tasks Clarify their work duties and procedures Ensure that they follow company rules Push them to reach performance capacity
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Establish stretch goals and challenge employees to push beyond those high standards o Limitations Two categories are broad generalizations that mask specific behaviors within each category Contingency Perspective o Definition : based on the idea that the most appropriate leadership style depends on the situation o Path Goal Theory Effective leaders strengthen performance-to-outcome expectancy and valences of those outcomes, ensuring that employees who perform their jobs well have a higher degree to need fulfillment than employees who perform poorly Path Goal Leadership Styles Directive Supportive Participative Achievement-oriented Contingencies of Path-Goal Theory Skill and Experience Locus of Control Task Structure Team Dynamics Limitations A few contingencies do not have a clear-cut association with any leadership style As path-goal theory expands, the model may become too complex for practical use III. Contingencies of Path-Goal Theory Task Structure o leaders should adopt the directive style when a task is non-routine because this style minimizes the role ambiguity that tends to occur in complex work situations o for routine and simple tasks this directive style is unnecessary and ineffective o Routine and simple jobs require supportive leadership o Participative
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern