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10thcontingency - 1 Theleader (trait,style,behavior,...

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1 1 The leader (trait, style, behavior,  vision, charisma)  The task   (from holistic to  reductionism,  needing discretion or  direction) The led (follower) (motivations, readiness,  attitudes) The organization (structural, political, moral purpose )
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2 Contingency Theory of Leadership Contingency theory of leadership  assumes that there is no one best way  to lead. Effective leadership depends on  the leader’s and follower’s  characteristics as well as other factors  in the leadership situation.
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3 Central Features of the Contingency  Theory of Leadership Best way : there is no one best way to lead.  Leadership style :  Different leadership styles  are appropriate for different situations.  Middle ground : The contingency theory  stresses the views that (a) there is some  middle ground between the existence of  universal principles of leadership that fit all  situations and (b) each situation is unique  and therefore must be studied and treated as  unique. 
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4 Central Features of the Contingency  Theory of Leadership (Cont.) Focus : The contingency theories of  leadership we studied focus on three  variables: (a) leader’s style; (b) follower’s  motivation and skill; and (c) the nature of the  task. Adaptability    of leadership style: For an  individual leader, this theory assumes that  leadership is changeable and should be  variable for different situations. 
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5 Tannenbaum-Schmidt’s Continuum of  Leader Behavior      (Democratic)                                                                                     (Authoritarian)]        Relationships Oriented                                                                        Task Oriented Area of Freedom for  Subordinates Source  of  Authority Leader permits subordinates to function within limits defined  by superior Leader defines limits; asks  group to make decision Leader  presents problem,  gets  suggestions,  and makes  decision Leader  presents  tentative  decision  subject  to change Leader  presents  idea and  invites  questions Leader  “sells”  decisio n Leader  makes decision and announce  it
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6 The Leadership Grid High    1,9                                                                                                                                             9,9         Country Club Management                                                                              Team Management
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2011 for the course BSAD 375 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Canton.

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