Many experts believe that overall leadership style depends largely on a manager

Many experts believe that overall leadership style depends largely on a manager

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Many experts believe that overall leadership style depends largely on a manager's beliefs, values,  and assumptions. How managers approach the following three elements—motivation, decision  making, and task orientation—affect their leadership styles: Motivation. Leaders influence others to reach goals through their approaches to motivation.  They can use either positive or negative motivation. A positive style uses praise, recognition,  and rewards, and increases employee security and responsibility. A negative style uses  punishment, penalties, potential job loss, suspension, threats, and reprimands.  Decision making. The second element of a manager's leadership style is the degree of  decision authority the manager grants employees—ranging from no involvement to group 
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Unformatted text preview: decision making. • Task and employee orientation. The final element of leadership style is the manager's perspective on the most effective way to get the work done. Managers who favor task orientation emphasize getting work done by using better methods or equipment, controlling the work environment, assigning and organizing work, and monitoring performance. Managers who favor employee orientation emphasize getting work done through meeting the human needs of subordinates. Teamwork, positive relationships, trust, and problem solving are the major focuses of the employee-oriented manager. Keep in mind that managers may exhibit both task and employee orientations to some degree....
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