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Unformatted text preview: 3-22-11 NotesObjective : Understand issues affecting leadership and how they apply to youK&K: a social influence process in which the leader seeks the voluntary participation of subordinates in an effort to reach organizational goals. -Voluntary – not coerced or manipulated-Going in a direction desired by leader-But not only subordinates-But not only to reach organizational goalsPage 346 Book-The ability to influence others to work toward some goaloSubordinates, peers, superiors, othersoFor, against, or unrelated to any organization’s goalsEarly Studies: The Trait Approach -What traits or characteristics go to make up an effective leader? oAbility to communicate, intelligence, perseverance, drive, dominance, etc-Assets and Liabilities oTaps traits we often see as usefuloNo one list of traits helps us select good leadersoNot very good at predicting who will be effectiveLeadership Style General Style of Leadership-Earliest studies examined three leader stylesoAuthoritarian leaders – one way communication, no participation, close supervision...
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2011 for the course MGT 3000 taught by Professor Murrmann during the Spring '11 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '11