Chapter 11 - Chapter 11 Behavior Process of Leading...

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Chapter 11 – Behavior Process of Leading Leadership – influencing others to understand/agree about the tasks at hand and facilitating individual and collective efforts to achieve org goals o Common elements A behavioral process Interpersonal nature Aimed at influencing and motivating members toward group or org goals Leadership theories o Trait approach o Behavioral approach o Situational approach Ohio State Studies o Nine dimensions of leader behavior – ultimately collapsed into two broad categories Consideration Initiating structure University of Michigan studies o Identified two style of leader behavior Employee orientation Production orientation Limitations of the Ohio State and Michigan studies o Complexity of leadership can’t be adequately described by just two dimensions of behavior o Researchers confused style of decision making with the substance of the decision Situational theories of leadership o Take into account differences in organizational contexts and leadership situations
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