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Leadership
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Leadership Trait Theories Behavioural Theories Contingency Theories Transformational Leadership Today’s Class
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Leadership - the process whereby one individual influences other group members toward the attainment of group or organizational goals Leader - a person whose primary function is to create the essential purpose of an organization and the strategy for attaining it
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Leaders and Managers: Distinguishing Their Roles Establish organizational mission Formulate strategy for implementing mission Implement organizational strategy Leader’s Job Leader’s Job Manager’s Job Manager’s Job
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Trait Theories of Leadership Are there certain traits that effective leaders possess?
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Are there specific behaviours that effective leaders exhibit? Ohio State studies - identified two independent dimensions of leadership behaviour: Initiating Structure: Consideration: Behavioural Theories of Leadership
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Consideration (high) (low) (high) (low) Initiating Structure Low concern for production, high concern for people High concern for production, high concern for people High concern for production, low concern for people Low concern for production, low concern for people
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High on Initiating Structure – related to enhanced efficiency and performance High on Consideration – related to improved atmosphere and group morale Typically, leaders who are high on both dimensions are
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