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could have waited her turn in the conversation, and she could have still got the information she was seeking. 1. Using the four leadership styles described as directive, participative, supportive, and achievement oriented, analyze the group member playing the group communication role of leader in the specific group communication situation in the video clip you watched. Which of these four styles did this group member primarily use? Give specific examples. How did this group member’s leadership style affect the group communication of the group in the group communication situation? Give specific examples and incorporate concepts from the lesson and the required reading in the textbook chapter. Sheldon, as group leader, adopted a participative leadership approach to this group communication. Participative leaders seek opinions and suggestions from the group in the decision-making process. The ladies felt included in the process as Sheldon specifically solicited their advice. Sheldon as a democratic leader facilitated the group discussion, seeking input from all members ("14.1 Leadership and Small Group Communication | Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies", n.d.). In the opening portion of the clip, Sheldon advised the ladies he had brought them all together as “the council of ladies”. He also went on to say that in the past he had gotten advice individually; however, this situation required the collective wisdom of the group. Adopting a participative leadership approach opened the door for the group to provide input and the group members walked in both positive and negative roles. Bernadette, adopting the role of supporter, tells Penny she has nothing to worry about because Lenard would never cheat on her. In the same manner, Amy acted as tension releaser by

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