Leadership_September_2005

Leadership_September_2005 - LEADERSHIP DrPollyParker

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  1 LEADERSHIP Dr Polly Parker Department of  Management 2005
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  2 LECTURE OUTLINE How leaders influence others Searching for leadership traits Identifying leader behaviours Developing situational theories Promoting innovation:  Transformational leadership Are leaders necessary?
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  3 LEADERSHIP:   what is it? Defining the concept is like trying  to fight with a jelly fish 3 common elements: 1. Influence 2. Group 3. Direction (or result) 
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  4 Definition from text is Process of influencing  others to achieve  organisational goals
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  5 HOW LEADERS  INFLUENCE OTHERS Coercive power Reward power Legitimate power/ formal authority Expert power Referent power Information power
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  6 Influence through power  bases Legitimate power Power stemming from a position’s placement  in the managerial hierarchy Reward power Power based on the capacity to provide  valued rewards to others Coercive power Power based on the ability to punish others
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  7 Influence through power cont. Expert power Power based on the possession of expertise  valued by others Information power Power based on access and control over the  distribution of information Referent power Power resulting from being liked, admired or  identified with
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  8 Influence through empowerment Increases manager’s ability to elicit  support from subordinates commitment Decrease in supervisory effort  Increase in time spent on non- supervisory management activities
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  9 HOW LEADERS INFLUENCE  OTHERS Likely reaction to use of power:       = Resistance =   Compliance                              =  Commitment                                      Referent expert Legitimate information reward Coercion
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  10 There are many debates: 1. Leaders vs. managers 1. Mgt functions (remember week 1) 2. Different processes not different people 2. Leaders vs. leadership 1. “One great person” theories 2. Leaders depend on both competence and  willingness of others and specific  situation
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  11 Some key theories 1. The great man!: 1. Leaders are born with natural qualities 
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