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3 Leader presents ideas and invites questions - Manager will then decides to allow subordinates to discuss and question his decision in order to better understand it. 4 Leader presents tentative decision subject to change - Manager will then consider the inputs from the subordinates and re-evaluate his decision (subordinates will have an influence on the final decision). 5 Leader presents problem, gets suggestions, and makes decision - Manager will pick the best solution to the given problem, this is often done when the team has more experience and knowledge on the subject matter than the manager. 6 Leader defends limits, asks group to make decision - Manager will now give power to the subordinates with clear limits set by him. This only happens when subordinates have gained enough knowledge and experience to deal with a problem efficiently. 7 Leader permits subordinates to function within limits, defended by their superior - Manager lets subordinates to identify possible solutions, allowing them to take the necessary course of action while staying within the limits set by him. Manager will defend the decisions of the subordinates thus granting them the same level of authority in decision making. As you can see from the above list, the continuum runs from the (1) leader having full responsibility to (7) the responsibility for decision-making placed in the hands of the staff. One point to remember or consider is that there is usually someone holding the leader responsible for the quality of the decision no matter who made it. Which style do you prefer? There are a Ŷuŵďer of faĐtors that affeĐt a leader’s deĐisioŶ oŶ how to lead: - his/her own value system - his/her own confidence in the subordinates Downloaded by shayne cannell-cohen ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|2347638
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- his/her own leadership inclinations - his/her feelings of security in an uncertain situation The leader ŵust also ĐoŶsider the suďordiŶate’s level of readiŶess to take up the ĐhalleŶge: - does he/she have a high need for independence - is he/she willing to take responsibility - is he/she interested in the problem - is he/she supportive of the organizational goals - is he/she experienced and knowledgeable enough to deal with the problems Situations that affects challenges - Problem itself dictates how much authority to be handed - Pressure of time dictates how much time they have to make decisions - Objectives to be attained - Type of organization dictates the values and traditions - Effectiveness of the group dictates the effectiveness of the outcome. - Shift thinking from tactics to large scale strategy Successful leaders are insightful, flexible, and are keenly aware of the factors or forces which are most relevant to their own behavior at any given time. They also understand their subordinates well enough to give responsibility to the people who are best suited to the tasks required of them.
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  • Fall '08
  • Islam
  • Management, shayne cannell-cohen

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