Management Lecture Ch 14_5th Ed

Management Lecture Ch 14_5th Ed - CHAPTER FOURTEEN...

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CHAPTER FOURTEEN LEADERSHIP OVERVIEW OF THE CHAPTER Leadership is a key ingredient for managerial success in organizations both large and small. When leaders are effective, their subordinates are highly motivated, committed, and high performing. When leaders are ineffective, chances are good that their subordinates do not perform to the level of their capabilities, lack motivation, and may be dissatisfied. This chapter describes what leadership is and examines major leadership models that have been developed by various researchers. It also describes how managers engaging in transformational leadership can have a dramatic impact upon their organization and discusses the impact of gender on leadership. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Explain what leadership is, when leaders are effective and ineffective, and the sources of power that enable managers to be effective leaders. 2. Identify the traits that show the strongest relationship to leadership, the behaviors in which leaders engage, and the limitations of the trait and behavior models of leadership. 3. Explain how contingency models of leadership enhance our understanding of effective leadership and management in organization. 4. Describe what transformational leadership is and explain how managers can engage in it. 5. Characterize the relationship between gender and leadership. A MANAGER’S CHALLENGE: JUDY MCGRATH AND MTV NETWORKS As chairperson and CEO of MTV Networks, Judy McGrath holds an extremely challenging leadership position. MTV is a unit of Viacom and is the home of more than ten channels. She has received the Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership and was ranked 10 th in Fortune Magazine’s list of the most powerful women in business in 2005. Her career at MTV began as a writer of promotional pieces. Her personal leadership style emphasizes empowering all members of the MTV organization, as well as its viewers. She is visionary and can see possibilities and opportunities where others might see just risks. She works hard, perseveres, and believes that anything is possible. Under her leadership, MTV has launched scores of successful new programs, all of which were risky and could have failed. Currently, McGrath is pushing her company to deliver services from multiple digital platforms, such as cell phones, new broadband channels, and video games. Clearly, challenging times lie ahead for her. LECTURE OUTLINE I. THE NATURE OF LEADERSHIP Jones, Contemporary Management, Fifth Edition 84
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN LEADERSHIP Leadership is the process by which a person exerts influence over other people and inspires, motivates, and directs their activities to help achieve group or organizational goals. When leaders are effective, the influence they exert helps a group achieve its performance goals. When leaders are ineffective, their influence does not contribute to, and often detracts from, goal attainment. Effective leadership increases an organization’s ability to meet all challenges,
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Management Lecture Ch 14_5th Ed - CHAPTER FOURTEEN...

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