Chapter 3- Skills Approach to Leadership

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CHAPTER 3 1. Provide a thorough explanation of the skills approach to leadership and its assumptions. (43) -takes a leader-centered perspective on leadership “The skills approach suggest that knowledge and abilities are needed for effective leadership -Technical skill: is the knowledge about and proficiency in a specific type of work or activity -Human skill: is knowledge about and ability to work with people. “People skills” -Conceptual skill: the ability to work with ideas and concepts. The ability to work with ideas 2. What is the Mumford Skills Model and how might it be useful? 5 components: 1.individual attributes (intelligence, cognitive ability, crystalized/wisdom, personality) 2. competencies (problem solving skills, social judgment, knowledge 3.leadership outcomes (problem solving, how effective decisions are made, performance, 4. career experiences (knowledge, technical skills, human skills, experience 5.environmental influences (both internal and external
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Unformatted text preview: -capability model- it examines the relationship between a leaders knowledge and skills and the leader’s performance -many people have the potential for leadership 70/20/10 model 70% is from experience 20% interactions we have 10% learning from books 3. Identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the skills approach to leadership, critique this model and its applicability. Strengths:-Leader centered model that stresses the importance of developing particular leadership skills. -intuitively appealing. Describes leadership in terms of skills, that make leadership available to everyone -provides an expansive view of leadership that incorporated a wide variety of components, including problem-solving skills, social judgment skills, knowledge, individual attributes, career experiences, and environmental influences -provides a consistent structure Weaknesses:-extends beyond the boundaries of leadership...
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  • Spring '14
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