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Psych 1508 – The Psychology of Leadership Spring Term 2006 Final Exam Study Guide Week 1 – Introduction Leaders vs. Managers Produces visions, concepts, plans - innovates Adopts truth from others - copies and manages the status quo Concerned with effectiveness Concerned with efficiency Asks “what” and “why” Asks “how” Concerned with trust and relationships with people Concerned with systems, controls, structure Life-Stories Approach to Authentic Leadership - emphasis on leaders’ self-development and self concepts through construction of life-stories - qualities of authentic leaders o are themselves o act out of conviction o are original o act the way they talk - 4 types of leadership life-stories 1) Development through natural process 2) Development out of struggle 3) Development through finding a cause 4) Development through learning from experience - authentic leader development includes reflecting on the past, acting in the present, and reflecting on present action Week 2 – Janusian Thinking Intro to Janusian Thinking - problem is that we think in black and white - solution is to think the world together o Paradoxical Thinking: view of the world in which opposites are joined - Janusian leadership Ben Franklin o Believed in the power of the individual, but also an advocate for acting on behalf of the community - progress comes through synthesis: person AND situation, relativism AND dogmatism - Contingency Theory flexible Janusian thinking o Not a single style highly supportive in personal relations, yet capable of making a quick authoritative decision when needed
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Do Traits Matter? - effective leaders are different from other people in certain key respects, and these key traits help the person become a leader o drive desire for achievement o leadership motivation desire to lead o honesty and integrity trusting relationship between leader and follower o self-confidence emotional stability o cognitive ability ability to gather, integrate, and interpret information o knowledge of business “expertise” in the field - History of Theories of Leadership 1) “ Great Man” Leadership great men were born, not made - Leadership qualities inherited 2) Trait Theory leader’ characteristics are different from non-leaders - Traits both inherited and learned 3) Ralph Stodgill possession of a combination of traits not enough, situational factors also matter - today, we have a combination of trait theory plus situation o core traits significantly contribute to success, but leaders must also take certain actions to be successful - six activities for leaders to implement their vision 1) structuring: info needs to flow in all directions throughout the company 2) selection and training: employees must accept the vision 3) motivation: stimulate others to do work 4) managing information 5) team building: collaboration among individuals 6) promoting change and innovation Leadership Research and Theory -
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 1508 taught by Professor Ben-shahar during the Spring '06 term at Harvard.

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