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Chapter 9 - Leadership "Good leaders don't ask more...

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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 1 Leadership “Good leaders don’t ask more than their constituents can give, but they often ask–and get–more than their constituents intended to give or thought it was possible to give.” John W. Gardner, Excellence , 1984
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 2 Learning Outcomes: Leader ship Objectives are to consider and investigate: Discuss the trait theory of leadership. Explain the behavioral theory of leadership. Outline the Hersey and Blanchard situational leadership theory. Describe the characteristics of the charismatic and visionary leader. Contrast the differences between transactional and transformational leaders.
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 3 Leadership Defined Leadership is the art and science of getting the job done through the willing efforts of others. The essence of leadership is to influence the behavior of others. Leadership is active.
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 4 Leaders and Leadership Are leaders born? We often hear of a person being a “natural born leader.” Is there such a thing? Do small children demonstrate leadership skills in their play and interactions? If so, how did they acquire this skill?
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 5 Leadership Can people learn how to be leaders? If so, what skills are learned? (Remember learning means a change in behavior has occurred.) What might be the measurements?
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 6 Trait Theory: Leaders are Born Trait theory focuses on an individual’s personal attributes. Six identified leadership traits Ambition and Energy Desire to Lead Honesty and Integrity Self-confidence Intelligence Job-Relevant Knowledge
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 7 Trait Theory: Leaders are Born Just because you have these traits, it does not make you a leader. Leadership is active and the leader has to do something (influence others).
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 8 Behavioral Theories: Leadership can the Learned Behavioral theory focuses on what the leaders do. Ohio State Studies Initiating Structure – Mission Consideration – Feelings Michigan Studies Production Oriented - Task Employee Oriented - People
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Chapter 9 Copyright 2009 Vandeveer,  Menefee 9 Behavioral Theories: Leadership can the Learned
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