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A transformational leader influences people to achieve more than was expected. 9. (Learning Objective 9) Describe the concept of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is the capacity to effectively manage ourselves and our relationships. Personal competence refers to the ability to understand your own feelings and emotions and their impact, and to understand your strengths and weaknesses. Social competence refers to the ability to understand what others are feeling, and having the skills to work effectively with others. 10. (Learning Objective 10) Explain how women and men might differ as leaders. Overall, women and men tend to exhibit similar behaviors and characteristics. While successful leadership tended to be described with masculine sounding words—decisive, strong, determined, etc., women tend to exhibit the same characteristics and behavior as they move to higher levels in the organization. However, there also are some differences. Women tend to use more behaviors that are associated with transformational leadership (expressing emotions, building relationships) while men tend to be more directive. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTED ANSWERS 1. Under what conditions would an organization want to promote self-leadership? Self-leadership, sometimes referred to as followership, is a paradigm founded on creating an organization of people who are ready to lead themselves. If an organization has a good and clear mission, then people who have the characteristics to be self-leaders would be very successful. Self-leaders would be committed to the mission. They would be self-motivating, self-directing, willing to contribute to the organization and they would take responsibility for their actions. This all would lead to success for the organization. Another view related to self-leadership involves demographics. That is, there is an abundance of baby-boomer managers in their late 40s and 50s who are concerned about career plateauing. Some organizations have begun to adopt leader partnerships and self- leadership training programs to assure employees that they are contributing even when they are not moving up the corporate ladder. 2. Select a popular television show and examine how power is used by the main characters. What types of power do they use most often? Least often? Provide examples. How does the use of certain types of power affect the interactions between the main character and others? 186
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Chapter 12: Leading in a Dynamic Environment Students’ responses will vary. Encourage students to justify their answers with textbook concepts. Also, remind students that many leaders use a combination of sources of power to accomplish their leadership objectives. 3. Select two successful and well-known leaders. Compare the traits and characteristics of these two individuals and discuss how similar or different they are. To what degree do you think their traits led to success?
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