Chapter 4- Style Approach to Leadership

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CHAPTER 4 1. Identify and discuss the major players in the development of the style approach to leadership. -The Style approach emphasizes the behavior of the leader (75). Focuses exclusively on what leaders do and how they act. (Task vs. Relationship) assumption to be high on task and high on relationship is the best. Might not be the case tho…may differ from situation…? Country club Management Team Management Middle of the Road Management Impoverished Management Authority-compliance Management 2. What does the style approach suggest regarding leadership effectiveness? -Leadership is composed of two general kinds of behaviors: task behaviors (facilitate goal accomplishment)and relationship behaviors (help subordinates feel comfortable with themselves, with each other, and with the situation in which they find themselves) -The central purpose of the style approach is to explain how leaders combine these two kinds of behaviors to influence subordinates in their efforts to reach a goal.
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Unformatted text preview: -they can adapt to different styles, and leaders need to adapt their behavior to their context of the situation. -the most effective leader is going to be high in relationship and high in task= team management -not always but most of the time 3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the style approach to leadership and critique its applicability. STRENGTHS 1-marked a major shift in the general focus of leadership research. Expanded to include what leaders did and how they acted. 2-task and relationship; the key to being an effective leader often rests on how the leaders balances these two behaviors 3. very adaptable CRITICISMS -it has not adequately shown how leaders’ styles are associated with performance outcomes -not one universal style of leadership that could be effectives in almost every situation -it implies that the most effective leadership style is the high-high style (high task and high relationship)...
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  • Spring '14
  • BarbaraPrestwood
  • style approach, Road Management

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