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Unformatted text preview: 6/7/2009 1 Chapter 3: Recognizing Your Chapter 3: Recognizing Your Philosophy Philosophy &amp; Style &amp; Style 2009 SAGE Introduction to Leadership Concepts and Practice by Peter G. Northouse 1 Dr. Edward Palazzolo Discussion Questions Discussion Questions What is your philosophy of leadership? What are your beliefs about human behavior? What sort of leader are you: authoritarian, democratic or laissez-faire? 2009 SAGE 2 Dr. Edward Palazzolo Views of Human Behavior Views of Human Behavior Fundamental question of human behavior: Do people like work or do they try to avoid it? Douglas McGregor believed managers had two views of human nature with very different assumptions: Theory X Theory Y 2009 SAGE 3 Dr. Edward Palazzolo 6/7/2009 2 Assumptions of Theory X Assumptions of Theory X 1. People dislike work &amp; will try to avoid it. 2. People need to be directed &amp; controlled. 3. People want security, not responsibility....
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2009 for the course COM 430 taught by Professor Palazzolo during the Summer '09 term at ASU.
- Summer '09