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Unformatted text preview: 2. Skills approach a. The first set of skills that defined the success of a leader were: technical, human, and conceptual skills. b. Katz (1955) suggested that leaders at different levels of the organization may rely on different skills in order to succeed. i. Lower levels of organization demanded more technical and human skills. ii. Upper levels of organization required human and conceptual skills. 3. Style approach a. Leader’s behavior was characterized as task oriented or relationship oriented. b. The Managerial Grid (Blake & Mouton) is the most well-known behavioral model of leadership. 4. Situational leadership a. To be an effective leader one has to adapt his/her style to the situation. b. Incorporates the development level of subordinates. i. Less developed, more directive approach ii. More developed, more participatory, supportive approach...
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- Spring '08