leadership 3 Session # 15

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1 Leadership #3 MGMT 371 – Class Session #15 Monday, September 29 th , 2008 Prof. Marc H. Anderson EXERCISE: Participative Leaders Divide into groups of three Answer this question: What activities do participative leaders engage in? That is, suppose you are elected to be the leader of a group in a discussion. What activities should you do? Write down your answers Be ready to report your answers to the class Participative Leaders . .. Share information with participants Prevent dominant personalities from having disproportionate influence Solicit opinions, facts, and feelings of followers Assist participants in communicating with each other Protect deviant opinions from being rejected prior to fair evaluation Participative Leaders . .. Minimize blame-oriented statements Redirect unfocused discussion back to the problem at hand Encourage generation of alternative solutions Delay evaluation of alternatives until all have been presented Guide the screening of alternatives and selection Expectations about Managerial Authority versus Participation Source: Based on A Laurent, “The Cultural Diversity of Western Conceptions of Management,” International Studies of Management and Organization , 12, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 1983), pp. 75-96. Relative agreement across countries to the statement: “The main reason for hierarchical structure is so that everybody knows who has authority over whom.” United Great States Germany Britain Netherlands France Italy Japan Indonesia 18% 24% 38% 45% 50% 52% 52% 86% Relative agreement across countries to the statement: “It is important for a manager to have at hand precise answers to most of the questions that his subordinates may raise about their work.” Nether- United Den- Great Switzer- Indo- Sweden lands States mark Britain land Belgium Germany France
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