Student Senate and our fellow students are also authentic and behavioral leaders,
leading by example and trying to involve all students on campus, but also situational leaders by
participating and being involved on campus.
All of these leaders use the same sources of power:
legitimate (based on their positions), referent (because they are well-like and respected by their
peers), reward (because they can offer and implement ideas and changes of value to the
university), and expert (based on their level of experience and common sense) (Hellriegel &
All of our leaders help to create a great atmosphere of involvement and
achievement for the students and faculty that attracts more and more new students to WSU.
Along with the many successful leadership models, we also have many teams that help attract
new students and help create successful graduates.
Teams are an effective way to get people working together and help them learn how to
function in the real world.
There are a few main types of teams that are at work at Winona State:
functional, cross-functional, problem-solving, and self-managed (personal communication,
November 19, 2012).
Functional teams (teams that work together daily on similar tasks with
coordinated efforts) are the most common types of teams, i.e. athletic teams, classes, and
Use of these teams help bring people together of similar interests and
create an atmosphere of inclusion (Hellriegel & Slocum, 2009). Then there are cross-functional,
self-managed, and problem-solving teams, i.e. the colleges, classes, clubs, and informal groups
(study groups, project groups, etc.), that bring members together to identify and solve problems
(personal communication, November 19, 2012).
Groups like this teach people to problem solve