Potential Essay Topics - Potential Essay Topics: If these...

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Potential Essay Topics: If these are not helpful or confuse you, please ignore them. Four will appear on the test, you will be required to do three. Fiedler’s LPC theory of leadership LEADERS EFFECTIVENESS DEPENDS ON THE MATCH BETWEEN THE LEADER’S PERSONALITY AND THE SITUATION. FIELDER CALLED THE LEADER’S BASIC PERSONALITY TRAIT “TASK VERSUS RELATIONSHIP MOTIVATION” , WHEREAS THE SITUATION WAS JUDGED ON IT FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE CHARACTERISTICS RESPONDENTS WERE ASKED TO FILL OUT A DESCRIPTION OF THEIR LEAST PREFERRED COWORKER SUBJECTS WHO RESPONDED POSITIVELY ABOUT THEIR LPC WERE HIGH LPCs AND RELATIONSHIP ORIENTED SUBJECTS WHO RESPONDED NEGATIVELY ABOUT THEIR LPC WERE LOW LPCs AND TASK ORIENTED SITUATIONAL FAVORABLENESS (IN DESCENDING ORDER OF IMPORTANCE) LEADER-MEMBER RELATIONS THE DEGREE TO WHICH SUBORDINATES TRUST AND HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE LEADER TASK STRUCTURE TASKS THAT ARE SINGLE, VERIFIABLE, SPECIFIC AND CLEAR ARE STRUCTURED AND FAVORABLE TASKS THAT ARE MULTIPLE, UNVERIFIABLE, BROAD AND AMBIGUOUS ARE CONSIDERED UNSTRUCTURED AND UNFAVORABLE LEADER POSITION POWER HIGH POSITION POWER IS CONSIDERED FAVORABLE LOW POSITION POWER IS CONSIDERED UNFAVORABLE
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Let’s try Bush and then Obama LOW LPCs (TASK) DO WELL IN EXTREMES. EITHER VERY FAVORABLE OR VERY UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS HIGH LPCs (RELATIONSHIP) DO WELL IN THE MIDDLE. Question: Why doesn’t a relationship oriented manager do well in favorable situations?
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course OB 354 taught by Professor Callahan during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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