COM 240 3/22 - Leadership Management Change Processes...

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3/22/2011 Approaches to Leadership Trait Leaders have inmate traits: intelligence, self-confidence, determination, integrity, & sociability Use personality tests to select organization members Style Leaders understand what motivates others and have a “behavioral style” of preferred behaviors Evaluate leaders based on their concern of different organization factors (productivity, worker concern, etc.) Situational Leaders interact with followers and adjust with environments Contingency theory: match style of leader with situation, different styles better in different situations No focus on organization members or communication Transformational Leaders motivate through personal example and vision – exemplification Communication is a central process to help both leaders and followers reach full potential Authoritarian Directive, no input from others High productivity, lower work satisfaction Democratic Asks for input from others highest worker satisfaction Laissez Faire Allows workers to make decisions, but leader is still responsible The Four “E”s (Jack Welch, GE) Energy Leaders with tremendous personal energy
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course COM 240 taught by Professor Lillie during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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COM 240 3/22 - Leadership Management Change Processes...

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