The extent to which a leader is likely to have job

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: The extent to which a leader is likely to have job relationships characterized by mutual trust, respect for subordinates’ ideas, and regard for their feelings. (386) The GLOBE study suggests there are international differences in preference for initiating structure and consideration .
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Exam 2 Study Guide MAN3240 o Based on the values of Brazilian employees, a U.S. manager leading a team in Brazil would need to be team-oriented, participative, and humane. Leaders high in consideration would succeed best in this culture Summary of Trait Theories and Behavioral Theories (386-7) o Leaders who have certain traits and who display culturally appropriate consideration and structuring behaviors do appear to be more effective. o Traits and behaviors do not guarantee success. o Context matters too. 6. Which of the following describes initiating structure? A leader high in initiating structure is someone who assigns group members to particular tasks and expects workers to maintain definite standards of performance. (386) 7. While __________ theories provide a basis for selecting the right employees; __________ theories imply we can train people to be leaders. trait; behavioral (385 taken direct from first sentence in the text) 8. Which of the following is correct regarding the behavioral theory of leadership? According to behavioral theory , the two dimensions that substantially accounted for leadership behavior are initiating structure and consideration . (383) 9. Same as 6 10. __________ is the extent to which a person's job relationships are characterized by mutual trust and regard for employees' ideas and feelings. Consideration (386) 12.3: Contrast contingency theories of leadership (387—389) Fiedler contingency model : (387) effective group performance depends upon the proper match between the leader’s style and the degree to which the situation gives control to the leader. Least preferred coworker (LPC) questionnaire : (387) an instrument that purports to measure whether a person is task - oriented or relationship - oriented o Task- or relationship-oriented. o Assumes leadership style is fixed. Defining the Situation Contingency dimensions: (387) 1) Leader-member relations : is the degree of confidence, trust, and respect members have in their leader. 2) Task structure : is the degree to which the job assignments are procedurized (that is, structured or unstructured) 3) Position power : is the degree of influence a leader has over power variables such as hiring, firing, discipline, promotions, and salary increases Influence derived from one’s formal structure position in the organization; includes power to hire, fire, discipline, promote, and give salary increases. (Definition for position power pg. 387) Situational leadership theory (SLT): is a contingency theory that focuses on followers’ readiness. (388).
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  • Fall '07
  • Hochwater
  • supervisor, Adam Sears, Study Guide MAN3240

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