Ch17_Summary - CHAPTER SUMMARY CHAPTER 17 Who Are Leaders and What Is Leadership Define leaders and leadership Explain why managers should be

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CHAPTER SUMMARY – CHAPTER 17 Who Are Leaders and What Is Leadership? Define leaders and leadership. Explain why managers should be leaders. A leader is someone who can influence others and who has managerial authority. Leadership is what leaders do – that is, the process of influencing a group to achieve goals. Ideally all managers should be leaders because leading is one of the four management functions. Early Leadership Theories Discuss what research has shown about leadership traits. Contrast the findings of the four behavioral leadership theories. Explain the dual nature of a leader’s behavior. Trait theories of leadership looked for characteristics (traits) that could be used to differentiate leaders from non-leaders. It proved impossible to identify one set of traits that would always do this. However, there are seven traits associated with leadership (the process) including drive, the desire to lead, honesty and integrity, self-confidence, intelligence, job-relevant knowledge, and extraversion. (See Exhibit 17-1.) The University of Iowa studies identified three leadership styles: autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire. The Ohio State studies identified two leadership behaviors: consideration and initiating
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course FINANCE & 101 taught by Professor Mrhoang during the Spring '11 term at Shanghai Normal University.

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