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Principles of Management 03/21/2011 Chapter 9: Leadership Discussion Questions Group D: Juliet Martin Brittany McCormick Tiffany Moore Caprece Mosley
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1. What are the 5 things that leaders do? Five things leaders do are challenge the process, inspire a shared vision, enable others to act, model the way and encourage the heart. 2. What is vision and why is it important? A vision is a mental image of a possible and desirable future state of the organization. It is important because it expresses the leader’s ambitions for the organization. 3. Contrast leaders and managers. Effective managers are not necessarily true leaders. Management must deal with the ongoing complexities of organizations, but true leadership includes effectively organizing important change. Also, managing requires planning and budgeting routines and leading includes setting the direction for the firm. 4. Contrast supervisory and strategic leadership. Supervisory leadership is behavior that provides guidance, support, and corrective feedback for day-to-day activities whereas, strategic leadership gives purpose and meaning to organizations by anticipating an envisioning a viable future for the organization. 5. What is the most important characteristic of a follower? The most important characteristic of a follower is the ability to think independently while also remaining actively committed to the organizational goals.
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6. Identify and explain the 5 types of power. The five types of power are: Authority: A leader with authority has the right to tell others what to do. The employees are obligated to comply with the orders; Control over rewards: The leader who has reward power is very influential because they control valued rewards; Control over punishments: Employees comply with a leader with coercive power to avoid punishments; Appealing personal characteristics: People comply with a leader who has referent power because of admiration, a desire for approval, or personal liking; Expertise: a leader who has expertise in power has certain knowledge and the employees comply because they believe they can learn from them. 7. What is the trait leadership approach? The trait leadership approach is the oldest leadership perspective. It focuses on individual leaders and tries to determine the personal traits that great leaders share. 8. Describe the importance of the 5 traits. Drive refers to a set of characteristics that reflect a high level of effort, including high need for achievement, constant striving for improvement, ambition, energy tenacity, and initiative; Leadership motivation – great leaders want to lead so it helps to be extraverted-extraversion is consistently related to leadership emergence and leadership effectiveness; Integrity is the correspondence between actions and words. Honest and credibility are especially important for leaders. Self-confidence is important because the leadership role is challenging, and setbacks are inevitable. Knowledge of the business effective leaders have a high level of knowledge about their industries, companies, and technical matters.
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9. What is the behavioral leadership approach?
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