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Unformatted text preview: 1 Engineering Management Theory (Leadership Style) Lecture 5 9-26-2006 Mary Parker Follett 1868 - 1933 (Lillian Gilbreth 1878 1972) Well-established Mass. family Women's annex of Harvard University Independent income Social worker Mary Parker Follett Applied psychological insight and social science Management philosopher No institutional base Suggested understanding was key to labor union issues 2 Mary Parker Follett Criticized hierarchical organizations Favoring more democratic forms of management Power and Leadership comes from knowledge Leadership can be learned Mary Parker Follett Good Leadership requires Thorough knowledge of job Ability to grasp total situation Ability to see evolving situation Spirit of adventure Mary Parker Follett Good Followership should: Keep the leader in control of the situation Making suggestions to higher levels Informing leaders of problems Pointing out orders that are wrong Frontline employee knowledge should be incorporated into decision-making 3 Mary Parker Follett Leaders and followers have symbiotic relationship Leaders should cultivate group interaction Leaders must teach followers: Their role in the leadership situation How to control their area of the situation Organizations need cooperation, negotiation, "constructive conflict" and consensus Compare Follett McGregor Herzberg Maslow Leadership Style Ohio State Leadership Studies 1947-1957 Two dimensions of leadership Consideration (people relationships) Initiating Structure (task) Ohio State Leadership Studies 4 Definitions Consideration - the extent to which a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2009 for the course EM 660 taught by Professor Utley during the Fall '06 term at University of Alabama - Huntsville.

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