21 zander alvin making groups effective jossey bass

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21) Zander, Alvin. Making Groups Effective, Jossey-Bass Inc., San Francisco, 1982. 9.11. LEARNING ACTIVITY In a momo to your instructor, prepare a detailed agenda of the off-campus class meeting. 9.12. KEY WORDS Group communication, Communication in small groups, Team Communication.
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116 LESSON 10 LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION 10.1. INTRODUCTION Leadership may be defined as a communicative process where the ideas articulated in talk or action are recognized by others as progressing tasks that are important to them. This definition of leadership suggests that leadership may take many different forms and be associated with many different styles of communication. 10.2. OBJECTIVE After studying this lesson, you should be able to: Understand leadership and the communication methods used in leadership style. 10.3. CONTENTS 10.3.1. Important principles for effective Leadership Communication 10.3.2. Basic Leadership Styles 10.3.3. Communication Methods used in each Leadership Style 10.3.1. IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION: Effective leadership communication connects with the hearts and minds of followers. At some level, effective leadership communication connects with the important values, attitudes, and commitments of followers and is viewed as addressing significant issues and facilitating task accomplishment. Effective leadership communication manages competing goals and tensions. Effective leadership communication balances the needs to create strong interpersonal relationships and accomplish tasks, maintain a balance between order and chaos within the organization, and use rewards and punishments to motivate followers. Rather than take an either-or position, effective leaders try to create a “both - and” position where oppositions are integrated constructively. Effective leadership communication is context dependent. Every context is unique, and effective leadership communication is appropriate to the special combination of people, time, place, and topic. 10.3.2. BASIC LEADERSHIP STYLES Research in the field of leadership has revealed that the basic leadership styles consist of three categories; namely the autocratic leadership style, democratic leadership style and the laissez-faire leadership styles. Researchers also found that effective leaders had similar behaviours while ineffective leaders also had common behaviours. Hence, it is evident that leaders who fall under a certain leadership category are also likely to have similar behavioural characteristics.
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117 a) Autocratic Leadership Style The autocratic leadership style has often been regarded as the most classical and orthodox approach to organizational leadership. In this style of leadership the leader is solely in charge on making all decisions and closely supervising employees. Employees or subordinates have no say in the decision making process and has to completely obey the decisions of the leader without question. As would any other leadership style; this leadership style has its very own pros and cons. For
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